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01/29/14
Fox Adds To Bundesliga Coverage In Asia

Media company 21st Century Fox "is planning to increase live coverage of the Bundesliga in Asia," according to the SID. The Bundesliga will be broadcast in 80 countries on the channels of 21st Century Fox in the future. As part of the cooperation between the German Football League (DFL) and Fox Int' ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Asia

01/29/14
North Korea Denied Sochi Participation

The IOC on Tuesday denied reports from the South Korean media that North Korea had requested some of its athletes be allowed to compete in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics as ''wild cards," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. IOC Media Relations Manager Andrew Mitchell said, "We are unawa ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia, Russia

01/29/14
Star India, Times Partner

Star India has "licensed the digital distribution rights" for the Indian Premier League in '14 from Times Internet, the digital arm of the Times of India Group, according to the TIMES OF INDIA. Star India will offer streaming and video on demand on starsports.com, the Star Sports app, and on mobile ...

Tags: Media, India

01/28/14
Li Set To Cash In On Aussie Open Title

Chinese tennis player Li Na "is set to earn a lot more" than just her $2.3M prize money for winning the 2014 Australian Open as "top brands from around the world continue to compete for her endorsement," according to the WANT CHINA TIMES. Li "is now said to have 13 endorsement deals," which includes ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

01/28/14
WTA Announces Community Programs

The Women's Tennis Association made several announcements concerning the WTA Championships. In Singapore, tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, official WTA Championships Ambassador Chris Evert, WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster and World of Sport Group CEO Andrew Georgiou unveiled new elements of the W ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

01/28/14
Japan's Faces Labor Shortage For Games

Japan’s barriers to foreign labor are "showing signs of cracking" as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics "threaten to exacerbate the worst shortage of construction workers in almost 20 years," according to Andy Sharp of BLOOMBERG. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said last week that ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/28/14
HK Sports Chiefs Back Kai Tak Funding

Hong Kong sports officials said that the government's decision to foot the total estimated HK$19B ($2.5B) cost of the Kai Tak sports complex "will save time and money," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong CEO Leung Chun-ying "also earned praise for reiterating the im ...

Tags: Facilities, China

01/27/14
Evergrande Academy Has Lofty Goals

Evergrande Int'l Football School in China "lives up to its name," according to Demetri Sevastopulo of the FINANCIAL TIMES. With clock towers, medieval turrets and spires, it looks like J.K. Rowling and Walt Disney "have built a magical castle" in rural Guangdong. Even in China, "where construction r ...

Tags: International Football, China

01/27/14
2020 Organizing Committee Launched

The Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government launched the organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Friday with former PM Yoshiro Mori "as its head to start preparation in full swing," according to Masaaki Kameda of the JAPAN TIMES. JOC President Tsunekazu Ta ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/27/14
Khost Cricket Stadium Contruction Begins

The construction of a cricket stadium with the capacity of 30,000 was "inaugurated on Thursday" in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost province, according to Mohammad Haroon of PAJHWOK AFGHAN NEWS. Khost Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi laid the foundation stone of the stadium and said that the $1.3M donati ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

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