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08/10/15
BCCI May Terminate IPL Sides CSK, RR

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "is working on the possible scenario" of terminating contracts with Indian Premier League sides Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, bringing out a tender for two new franchises, appealing in court against the Kochi Tuskers arbitration and ruling out al ...

Tags: Franchises, India

08/10/15
China Wins 2019 FIBA Basketball WC Bid

China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, "marking the first time that the game will come to China," according to XINHUA. The decision "was made by the federation's Central Board after both candidates -- China and the Philippines, submitted their bids and each gave presentations during th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/10/15
Tokyo Stadium To Move To Private Sector

The Japanese government "decided to hand over management of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the private sector after the event ends," according to NIKKEI. The government "recently scrapped a stadium construction plan amid a public furor over the massive costs." A new plan, to be rele ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/07/15
V8 Supercars Target Two Races In Asia

V8 Supercars "is set to revive its international ambitions with two events in Asia by 2017," according to Mark Fogarty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In the first step toward gaining a foothold to the north, five leading V8 drivers "will compete in demonstration races at the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Ci ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, Asia

08/05/15
La Liga Ties Up TV Deals Across Asia

La Liga agreed to "major" TV deals in Asia, according to SOCCEREX. BeIN Media Group "secured the broadcast rights to the league in 18 markets across south-east Asia for the next three years" and will now pitch coverage to networks throughout the region. BeIN Sports "currently distributes the interna ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Asia

08/04/15
Alibaba, Kobe Bryant Team Up

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group "has struck a wide-ranging deal with a new start-up founded" by Kobe Bryant, according to Bien Perez of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Bryant's first project with Alibaba "involves the exclusive release in mainland China of his self-produced video documentary, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/04/15
BCCI Clean-Up List Could Include Tendulkar

Seeking to "finally address the problematic issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket," the Board of Control for Cricket in India "recently wrote to all cricket associations to sign an undertaking on the matter," according to THE INDIAN EXPRESS. Holding the associations to the undertaking, how ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/03/15
Advertisers Move On China Olympics Win

Multinational advertisers in the world’s most populous country did not "waste any time trying to cash in on China’s success" in winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to Russell Flannery of FORBES. The government-published Shanghai Daily wrote Coca-Cola was quickly ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/03/15
Japan Stadium To Open 3 Months Before Games

An official said that Japan's new national stadium "will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics because of a government decision to order a new design," according to the AFP. IOC VP John Coates, head of a commission monitoring Tokyo's preparations, said the stadium ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/03/15
IOC Picks Beijing To Host 2022 Games

Beijing "is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics -- despite having little natural snow -- and will become the first city to host both the summer and winter games," according to Moore & Shepherd of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The IOC voted 44:40 in favor "of the Chinese capital over its rival, Almaty in Ka ...

Tags: Olympics, China

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