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09/15/15
Tokyo Sponsors Scramble After Logo Scandal

The int'l branding and marketing world "is keen to see what’s next for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics committee after its unprecedented decision to abandon the Games’ official emblem amid plagiarism complaints," according to Ben Fischer of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. In the days since artist Kenjir ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/09/15
LeTV To Pay $400M For EPL Rights In H.K.

Chinese digital media company LeTV "is reported to have beaten" Hong Kong’s PCCW in a $400M-plus swoop for the rights to broadcast English Premier League matches in the city from next season, according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. LeTV will "shell out" more than double the $200M PCCW "is ...

Tags: Media, China

09/08/15
Hadid Unveils New Plan For Tokyo Stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects, the company whose stadium design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was chosen and later scrapped, said that "it is teaming up with major Japanese design and engineering company Nikken Sekkei in a bid to regain the project," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. Japan PM Shinzo A ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/08/15
Populous Wins Competition In South Korea

Populous won a major baseball design competition in South Korea -- the design of upcoming NC Dinos Baseball Park in Changwon City, near Busan, in the south of the country. The 22,000-seat NC Dinos Baseball Park has a construction value of $100M. A key feature of the Populous design is the ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

09/03/15
EFLI Owner Expects Profits In Two Years

The owner of Elite Football League of India expansion team Navi Mumbai Sabers anticipates a return on his investment within the next couple of years. U.S.-based entrepreneur Donald Thompson expects not only to break even with his American football team but to be profitable in the near future. &ldquo ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, India

09/03/15
Coach Calls Out TV Companies' Demands

India national football team coach Stephen Constantine "has told his bosses to stand up to the dominating television companies if they ever want local football to flourish in the floundering South Asian nation," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Constantine "has seen friendly matches scrappe ...

Tags: Media, India

09/02/15
I-League Faces Loss Of Dempo

Goa's Dempo Sports Club is set to be the "third Indian club to drop out of the 2016 I-League," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The All India Football Federation wants a "roadmap to have a single national Indian league in the future" and it looks like the Indian Super Leagu ...

Tags: International Football, India

09/02/15
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Logo Scrapped

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee "scrapped the official logo after critics howled plagiarism" in "another humiliating reversal" over preparations for the Olympics, according to Shusuke Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. The committee said that "it would immediately launch a competition to design a new log ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/01/15
Bayern Munich Inks Deal With Goal.com

Bayern Munich "has agreed to a global media partnership with soccer site Goal.com that targets audiences in the United States and China in particular," according to HJ Mai of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The three-year agreement was announced on Monday. Rudolf Vidal, managing director of Bayern Munich LL ...

Tags: Media, Europe, North America, China

09/01/15
CSA, BCCI Rename Cricket Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa announced that they will title all future bilateral series between the two countries "The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series," according to SPORT24. Going forward, the Test series between the respective countries will be playe ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

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