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02/23/15
IPL Auction Illustrates Player Value

The Indian Premier League is "unique in the sporting world, in that players' contracts are determined at an open auction," according to Burn-Murdoch & Jackson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. That "lays bare how highly the bidding teams rate each athlete." As a result, it is possible to test how good an ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

02/20/15
Shoemaker Naibu Loses Track Of Bosses

Directors of London-quoted Chinese sports shoemaker Naibu "have been forced to admit that they have lost all contact with the company’s chairman and senior executive, in the latest controversy to hit Aim," according to Johnson & Agnew of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Naibu, which once said that "it ...

Tags: Finance, China

02/19/15
Indonesia Fails To Solve IOC Rings Row

The Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) and the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) "failed" to resolve a copyright row involving the Olympic rings logo which "has put the country's hosting of the 2018 Asian Games in jeopardy," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The IOC told the Indone ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

02/18/15
Chinese Golf Club Accused Of Ignoring Ban

A luxury golf club in suburban Shanghai that charges membership fees as high as 1.46M yuan ($233,400) "was still running on Monday, though it had been exposed as being illegally built and operated for four years," according to Wang Zhenghua of CHINA DAILY. In a report published on Sunday, Xinhua ac ...

Tags: Facilities, China

02/18/15
Reliance Offers Free Twitter For CWC

Indian billionaire Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications on Tuesday inked a deal with Twitter to "allow its subscribers to access it for free and stay connected and engaged" during the six-week Int'l Cricket Council World Cup 2015 tournament, according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. This service also al ...

Tags: Media, India

02/17/15
BCCI, IPL Issued Show Cause Notice

India's Enforcement Directorate has issued a "show cause notice" against the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Indian Premier League, their officials and private multimedia firms for "alleged contravention of forex laws in awarding a cricketing media rights contract" in '09, according to IN ...

Tags: Finance, India

02/13/15
Average Wage For KBO Player Up 10-Fold

The average annual wage for professional baseball players in South Korea this year "is almost 10 times what it was in 1982," according to Bae Eun-joo of the KOREA TIMES. Korea Baseball Organization figures "show players earn 9.3 times more and are 6.2 centimeters taller and 11.6 kilograms heavier co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

02/13/15
Sony Six Launches NBA Wrap-Up Show

For the first time in India, Sony Six, Multi Screen Media's sports channel, "launched a locally produced weekly NBA news bulletin titled NBA Weekly," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The show, hosted by Manish Anand, "is a first of its kind, engaging sports content produced exclusively for the audien ...

Tags: Media, India

02/12/15
Star India Wins IPL Media Rights

Indian Premier League organizers announced that Novi Digital Entertainment Private Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Star India, "bagged media rights for three seasons, starting with the 2015 edition," according to Ashim Sunam of the INT'L BUSINESS TIMES. The Internet and mobile rights for the IPL ...

Tags: Media, India

02/11/15
FIS: PyeongChang Test Events In Doubt

Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian Franco-Kasper said that it is "almost impossible" that ski and snowboard test events for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics scheduled for next year will go ahead as planned, according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. The longtime president and influential IOC member ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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