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01/20/17
CFA Set To Implement 18-Point Plan

Chinese football clubs are "set to be hit with a further blow next week when a raft of regulations aimed at cleaning up the league’s image is brought in as a part of sweeping changes hastily introduced by the governing body," according to Paul Ryding of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The news c ...

Tags: International Football, China

01/20/17
China President Promises Clean Games

China President Xi Jinping said that his country will "hold a clean and green Winter Olympics when it hosts the games in 2022, an event that will also help regional peace and stability," according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. Beijing and the nearby city of Zhangjiakou "won the right to host" th ...

Tags: Olympics, China

01/19/17
Tokyo 2020 Golf Venue Drawing Criticism

Golf faces the prospect of another "sexism" controversy as it has emerged that the IOC has "expressed its serious misgivings" about the 2020 Olympics events being staged on a Tokyo course which "not only excludes women from being full members -- but bans them altogether from playing on Sundays," acc ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/19/17
Researchers Want College Sports Reform

In "the past year or so," the Japan Sports Agency, an external bureau of the education ministry, has discussed the potential establishment of "a Japanese edition of the NCAA" as part of its "scheme" to make college sports in the country "more business-like," according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN T ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

01/19/17
CFA Set To Almost Double Spending

The Chinese FA is "set to almost double its spending" in '17 to improve the standards of the game but even the $98M fund "will look pittance compared to what the country's top clubs are splurging on overseas players," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. Driven by President Xi Jinping, China is ...

Tags: International Football, China

01/19/17
Chinese President Meets IOC President

China's preparations for the 2022 Winter Games were "likely" atop the agenda at Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday in Lausanne, according to Lu Wenao of the GLOBAL TIMES. Xi became "the first Chinese president" to visit the IOC HQ, one-and-a-half years ...

Tags: Olympics, China

01/18/17
Cricketers Not Happy With Venues Plan

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s move to have Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues "failed miserably in its first attempt, according to leading domestic players," who said that the idea "did not work due to apathy of the host associations and poor planning," according to the PTI. ...

Tags: India, Facilities

01/18/17
2018 Games Are Clean, Chief Says

The chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympics said Tuesday that "there is no room for corruption in the country's first-ever Winter Games," according to Baek Byung-yeul of the KOREA TIMES. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympics (POCOG) President Lee Hee-beom said that the Gam ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

01/17/17
Seibu Dome To Be Renamed MetLife Dome

Japanese Pacific League club Seibu Lions announced its stadium "will be known as MetLife Dome for the next five years," according to KYODO. The venue, originally known as Seibu Stadium, "opened when the club relocated from Fukuoka" in '79. A roof was erected over the hilltop ballpark in the out ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

01/16/17
Chinese FA Imposing Foreign Player Quota

Teams in the Chinese Super League can "only field three foreign players in a game following the introduction of new rules," according to Mark Ashenden of SKY SPORTS. China's domestic football league will kick off in March "with its popularity gaining momentum following the recent acquisition of star ...

Tags: International Football, China

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