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FIA Allows Honda To Develop Engines

McLaren has been given "a boost after Formula One's governing body tweaked the rules to allow Honda, the team's new partner, to develop their engine this season in line with rival manufacturers," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari "are allowed to introduce limited up ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan, United Kingdom

Hero Hockey Unveils New Ad Campaign

The countdown to the third season of the Hero Hockey India League "has begun," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Star Sports and organizer Hockey India have launched their new campaign, with the tagline "Ladoh Toh Aise" ("Fight Like This"). As part of the new campaign, two commercials in Hindi have be ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

UBA Takes Hoops From Barn To Primetime

The All India Inter-Zonal Basketball Tournament championship torphy. The game was played in a barn, on a concrete floor, with holes in the ceiling and only a few people in the stands. This is how Universal Basket ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

WKL Featured In Top Sporting Properties

The initial season of the World Kabaddi League "attracted an aggregate reach of just over 101 million individuals as per TAM India in its very first edition placing it among the top five sporting properties in India," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. This "is both in terms of viewers as well as visib ...

Tags: Media, India

New City Trying To Share 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang "just cannot put a stop to other cities trying to share the 2018 Winter Olympics with it," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The latest challenge came from Gangneung, an adjacent city, whose Mayor Choi Myeong-hee "called on the 2018 host to give the ice hockey event to Wonju. ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

HKFA To Receive Government Funding

The Hong Kong FA "secured a multimillion-dollar boost from the government" to secure its future for the next five years, but the professional clubs "are still more or less on their own despite the huge cash injection," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The funds "will be spen ...

Tags: Finance, Asia

Honda's Return Soured With Controversy

Honda is "still two months away from the first race" of its high-profile new partnership with McLaren but already the Japanese company "is at the heart of a controversy in Formula 1," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. A U-turn on an interpretation of a complex engine rule "has led to the Japane ...

Tags: Europe, Japan, Franchises

Rugby Union Asks Samsung To Keep Club

The South Korea Rugby Union has asked Samsung Heavy Industries to "maintain its rugby club, one of Korea's three semi-professional rugby teams," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. KRU VP Won Jong-cheon said, "Disbanding Samsung Heavy Industries Rugby Club is a prelude for the collapse of ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

F1 Drops South Korea From '15 Calendar

The South Korean Grand Prix "has been dropped" from the 2015 F1 calendar, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. The race was a "surprise addition to the schedule last month" but the FIA said that it had "now been omitted from the final version of the calendar." A spokesperson said that "Korea had b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

HKTA Official Lashes Out At WTA 'Bullying'

The Hong Kong Tennis Association has accused the women's world governing body of "bullying and intimidation" after being fined $10,000 for making "disparaging" remarks about Eugenie Bouchard for her last-minute withdrawal from the inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open last September, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

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