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Star Extends Indian Hockey Rights

Star India, which launched eight sports channels including four HD channels since '13, "is keen on taking India from being a cricket nation to a sports nation," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Star India, which had "joined hands" with Hockey India to promote the sport in '12 for an initial period of ...

Tags: Media, India

HKFA Fights For More Tickets To Qualifier

Hong Kong "will fight for a bigger-than-normal away ticket allocation for their much-anticipated ‘local derby’ against China" in a World Cup qualifier in Shenzhen in September, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Both of Hong Kong’s opening group C qualifying ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

Euroleague Unveils Partnership In China

Euroleague Basketball and HBN announced an agreement worth more than €30M ($34M) "for its aggregate duration" to form a brand new company in China that "will manage the rights of Europe's premier professional basketball league and further grow its commercial opportunities in Asia's biggest mar ...

Tags: Europe, China

AFC General Secretary Alex Soosay Quits

Suspended Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Alex Soosay quit on Wednesday "rather than fight to clear his name amid allegations he tried to interfere with a corruption probe of the regional governing body," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Soosay was suspended last month b ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

PyeongChang 2018 Unveils Plans

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics "unveiled its construction plans and official name for the athletes' villages, Tuesday," according to Baek Byung-yeul of the KOREA TIMES. PyeongChang Organizing Committee spokesperson Sung Baik-you said, "With a total construction cos ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Singapore 'Unlikely' To Bid For SEA Games

A Singapore bid to host the Asian Games "appeared unlikely" despite its successful Southeast Asian Games held in state-of-the-art facilities this month, according to the AFP. Senior sports officials "gave a thumbs-down to an Asiad in Singapore," signaling that hosting Asia's version of the Olympics ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

Redesign Puts Tokyo Stadium At Risk

Tokyo's new National Stadium Project Dir Jim Heverin said that introducing major changes in the design is a "huge risk and would delay construction," according to KYODO. Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the stadium is to be used for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Cr ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

Discovery Acquires Setanta Sports Asia

Discovery Communications said on Tuesday that "its Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific unit has acquired Setanta Sports Asia, a sports channel specializing in rugby," according to Georg Szalai of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The company said that reaching more than 42 million homes across 16 countries, Setan ...

Tags: Media, Asia

Turmoil In Tokyo As Stadium Cost Soars

Tokyo’s planned national stadium "has been likened to a giant turtle, a cycling helmet and a doomed wartime battleship," according to Richard Lloyd Parry of the LONDON TIMES. It "is also the focus of a bitter row between Japanese politicians, architects and citizens as construction cost esti ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

India GP Promoter Waiting For Help

Sameer Gaur, representing former Indian Grand Prix promoter Jaypee, said that he is "waiting" for the government to "put the F1 race back on track," according to GMM. F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said last week that New Delhi can return to the calendar as early as '16 but he is "waiting for the pro ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

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