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06/17/15
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

06/17/15
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

06/16/15
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

06/16/15
Politicians Run In MCA Elections

The biennial elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association on June 17 will "see a handful of political heavyweights of national and regional parties in the fray," according to G. Viswanath of THE HINDU. For the first time, "perhaps in the history of the 80-year-old provincial cricket association, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/16/15
ANA, JAL Partner With Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. as the first Tokyo 2020 official partners, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme. The two companies have been jointly attributed the category "passenger air transportati ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/15/15
Federations Submit Tokyo 2020 Applications

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee received applications from 26 IOC-recognized Int'l Federations proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 games. The applicant IFs were revealed at a press conference following a Tokyo 2020 Exec Board meeting. The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/12/15
Hankook Renews With Europa League

Hankook Tires has renewed its sponsorship deal with the UEFA Europa League, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. The South Korean tire brand will remain an official partner of Europe’s second highest club football competition for another three years until ’18. At one time du ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Asia

06/12/15
Baseball, Softball Apply For Tokyo 2020 Inclusion; Tibetans Prote ...

Baseball and softball officially applied for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday as they "look to earn back their spot in the Games they lost" after '08, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The two sports, united under the World Baseball Softball Confederation to "boost their ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/12/15
Star India Maintains PKL Title Sponsorship

Star India -- the Pro Kabaddi League's majority stakeholder -- retained its title sponsorship of the league for its second season and committed to "put in an additional" Rs 70 crore ($11M) to "help the franchise grow," according to Saransh Gehlot of SPORTSKEEDA. Star India COO Sanjay Gupta said that ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

06/12/15
Gilpin Confident In Tokyo Rugby Stadium

Rugby World Cup Head Alan Gilpin said that he was "confident Tokyo's new national stadium would be ready for Rugby World Cup 2019," according to KYODO. Just 100 days before the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, Gilpin said that he "understood ongoing media speculation about whether the new stadium ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

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