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10/05/16
Tokyo Set For IOC Showdown

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is "heading for a confrontation" with the IOC and the organizers of the 2020 Olympics over a warning that the Games could cost 3T yen ($30B) -- four times the original estimate -- and a proposal to cancel the construction of three new venues, according to Justin McCurry o ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/04/16
India May Miss 2018 Champions Trophy

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur warned that India "may have to pull out of next year's Champions Trophy in England if the BCCI implements Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations," according to the PTI. As per the reforms suggested by the Lodha Panel, "there has ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/03/16
Man City To Star In Reality TV Series

Man City will participate in the first football-focused reality TV series to be broadcast in China. The club will be featured in Football Mania, which will follow a newly-formed team and track its progress from the start, including a training program for a match against a City Academy squad. The pro ...

Tags: Media, Asia, United Kingdom

10/03/16
Japan Approves $1.5B 2020 Stadium

The Japanese government approved a 150B yen ($1.5B) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, "a project that has been delayed by more than a year," according to Mari Yamaguchi of the AP. Officials said that the stadium construction "would begin in December after an ea ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/03/16
BCCI Rejects Reform Recommendations

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has rejected some of the Indian Supreme Court's key recommendations aimed at administrative reform, "a move that could bring sanctions from the country's highest judicial body," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The court accepted in July most of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/30/16
Puma Posts Video Of Räikkönen In Sauna

German sportswear company Puma on Thursday posted a video of Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen in a sauna on social media. The Finnish F1 world champion is seen relaxing in his Puma racing suit in the steamy environment. Puma strategically launched the video ahead of this weekend's Ma ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, Europe

09/30/16
SFI Begins Prep For 2020 Olympics

Realizing "the importance of adopting a focused and systematic approach to raise the country’s overall standard," the Swimming Federation of India "has set a target of preparing the promising swimmers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Y.B. Sarangi of THE HINDU. The SFI has sent a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/30/16
Milan Shareholder Doubles Invetment

AC Milan’s prospective new majority shareholder Li Yonghong has "reportedly doubled his investment" from €100M ($112M) to €200M ($225M) as talks with Paolo Maldini are lined up, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Corriere della Sera reported club GM Marco Fassone wants Maldini to "spearhe ...

Tags: Finance, Europe, China

09/30/16
Tokyo Games Could Cost $30B

The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3T yen ($30B) "unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in the latest blow to Japanese organizer," according to Mari Yamaguchi of the AP. Panel Leader Shinichi Ueyama sai ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/30/16
'Low Likelihood' Of NFL China Game

NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller said that there is a "low likelihood" of the league playing a game in China in '18 , but he noted that it will "probably be another two months before the league is ready to make a final call," according to Albert Breer of THE MMQB. In the months since word "started to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

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