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Tokyo Governor Calls 2020 Bill 'Ridiculous'

The Tokyo metropolitan government has "hit out at the 'ridiculous'" $400M bill it has been "asked to foot" for the main stadium at the 2020 Olympics, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe said, "It's out of order." Masuzoe said that he "thought the city would h ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

IPL 8 Rakes In $220M In MSM Revenue

The Indian Premier League final was a "champagne opener" for Multi Screen Media, as the official broadcaster is "speculated to earn an unprecedented" Rs 1200 crore ($222M) from the tournament, according to Anirban Roy Choudhury of INDIAN TELEVISION. IPL 8 came in after the Int'l Cricket Council ...

Tags: Media, India

Anyang KGC Coach Under Investigation

Korean Basketball League side Anyang KGC coach Jeon Chang-jin is "under investigation for allegedly rigging a game involving his team in connection with an illegal online bet," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. Seoul Jungbu police said that Jeon has allegedly "bet hundreds of millio ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Wuhan Open Builds New $161M Stadium

The Wuhan Open is building a 1B renminbi ($161M) stadium that will "rival the size of Wimbledon’s Centre Court," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. Wuhan Sports Development Investment Co. President Zhu Jianbin: "We hope we can build Wuhan into a city of tennis." Although only in its ...

Tags: Facilities, China

PCB Wants India To Be 'Home Ground'

The Pakistan Cricket Board wants to make India "home" where it can host all its int'l series, according to Harinder Baweja of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. PCB Chair Shahryar Khan said, "We would like to make India our home." Khan said that "the PCB has offers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well but woul ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Japan To Host Korea In Premier 12 Opener

World No. 1 Japan "will open" this year’s inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier 12 on Nov. 8 at Sapporo Dome against chief Asian rival South Korea, according to KYODO. The groups for the Premier 12, which will pit the top 12 nations in the rankings of the WBSC, "were announc ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan, Asia

Tokyo Gov. Worried About Olympic Prep

As financing questions linger over the costly rebuilding of National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe "has lashed out at the central government," according to Shusuke Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. Masuzoe "was speaking Tuesday at a news conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Govern ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Indian Sports Ministry Gets Insurance Partner

The Indian Sports Ministry "roped in" Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. as its insurance partner under the Target Olympic Podium scheme for athletes, according to the PTI. The ministry said in a statement, "The said step of designating Insurance partner has been taken for the first time by the Departm ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

Koi: Presidents Cup Asian Debut Will Help Game Grow

South Korean golfer KJ Choi said that this year's Presidents Cup in Incheon "will not only spur the growth of golf in South Korea, it will encourage other Asian nations to bring the tournament to their shores and boost the sport's popularity throughout the region," according to Peter Rutherford of R ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

Sony Six Acquires Copa América Rights

Multi Screen Media's sports channel Sony Six "acquired the live telecast rights to the 2015 edition of Copa América in South Asia," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The tournament serves as the int'l football championship for South America and "is organized every four years by the CONMEBOL." T ...

Tags: Media, Asia

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