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05/18/15
OCA Blasts Athletes Over Asiad Bill

The Olympic Council of Malaysia "slammed the behavior of the nation's athletes" after being landed with a $40,000 bill for fines and damage to accommodation at last year's Asian Games, according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. The 142,478 Malaysian Ringgit bill, sent by organizers of the Asiad in Inch ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

05/18/15
Singapore: SEA Games Will Meet Budget

Singapore, "still stung by the vast overspend" of hosting the inaugural Youth Olympics in '10, is confident that next month's Southeast Asian Games "will come in on budget after a boost in sponsorship," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Toh Boon Yi, part of the local organizing committee for ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

05/18/15
CSM Wins CFA Live Feed Rights

China Sports Media Ltd. "has been awarded the rights to produce live video content" for the Chinese FA in a four-year deal, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement "will see CSM, a subsidiary of China Media Capital -- a private equity firm -- produce and distribute a raw live video feed for games invol ...

Tags: Media, China

05/15/15
Chinese Media Giants Back LeTV Sports

Chinese media moguls Jack Ma and Wang Jianlin "are backing new sports rights venture LeTV Sports" in a $129M funding round, according to Patrick Frater of VARIETY. Ma "is the founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba." Wang "is the founder of property to entertainment group Wanda." L ...

Tags: Media, China

05/15/15
BCCI Has Problems With Ten Sports

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shaharyar Khan said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India top brass "voiced their reservations" about Ten Sports being the official broadcasters if the first of the proposed series happens in the UAE, according to the PTI. Ten Sports, which is backed by Essel Gr ...

Tags: Media, India

05/14/15
Japan To Create National Sports Agency

The Diet, Japan's bicameral legislature, passed a bill Wednesday "to create a sports agency that will coordinate administration in the sector ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics," according to KYODO. The body "will come into existence on Oct. 1 and will answer to the Ministry of Educati ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

05/13/15
Tokyo Opens Sports Bidding For 2020 Games

Japanese Olympic organizers opened the application process on Monday for sports "hoping to be added" to the 2020 Tokyo Games, according to the AP. The Tokyo organizing committee "launched a two-stage procedure that gives the host city a chance to add one or more sports to the program." Bas ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

05/12/15
Pakistan Hopes to Renew India Series Ties

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Sunday that "it expects bilateral series with India to resume" in the UAE in December but there was no confirmation from its "powerful cross-border counterpart," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. After meeting Board of Control for Cricket in India Preside ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, Middle East

05/08/15
Essel Confirms Plan For Rival League

Essel Group, the Indian conglomerate behind a "proposed challenge to cricket's establishment," has provided an insight into its intentions, confirming it plans "to make a foray into the game by setting up a rival Twenty20 league," according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Essel, owned ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/08/15
Dentsu Acquires Stake In Athletes First

Japanese ad giant Dentsu acquired a 33% stake in Athletes First, whose 180 athletes, coach and broadcaster clients include NFL Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly. The transaction caps a multi-year search for a partner by Athletes First, which included merger ...

Tags: Japan, Finance

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