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SAP Co-Founder Dietmar Hopp To Become Majority Owner Of TSG Hoffenheim

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 19 / 14

SAP co-Founder Dietmar Hopp "is expected to become the majority owner of Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim" in '15, according to the SID. The German Football League (DFL) on Thursday confirmed that Hopp "will be allowed to take over the majority ownership on July 1." Hopp is therefore avoiding the so-c...

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Olympic Notes

Japan Wrestling Federation President Tomiaki Fukuda said Monday that wrestling "has done everything it can to try to stay on the Olympic program" beyond '16. Fukuda said, "As FILA, we've exhausted all our options. We'll just have to see how the IOC feels about it" ( KYODO, 5/20 ). ... A new "Mario ...

Tags: TES, Japan, Fila, IOC, Sonic, Olympics, Russia

LPGA Will Make Chinese Debut In October

The LPGA Tour will stage its first tournament in China at Beijing's Reignwood Pine Valley course from Oct. 3-6, according to SINA. The $1.8M Reignwood LPGA Classic "will be the first stop on a late-season Asian LPGA swing that includes stops in Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan before season-e ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

IPL's TV Ratings On Sticky Wicket

The recent spot-fixing scandal and the beating the Indian Premier League brand is taking because of it "are not the only worries for the sporting extravaganza," according to Gaurav Laghate of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Its all-India TV ratings (TVR) are also falling as the enthusiasm among TV vie ...

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F1 IPO On Track Despite Legal Issues

A source close to private equity firm CVC Capital said that the company is targeting a $12B market capitalization for F1 "in its planned flotation on the Singapore stock exchange," according to Sylt & Reid of the London GUARDIAN. The initial public offering (IPO) of F1 "is on track to take place ...

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BCCI Appoints Anti-Corruption Chief

Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals "will file a criminal complaint against its three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing" even as a rattled Board of Control for Cricket in India said that "it would follow the rulebook before handing down punishment to the tainted trio, while unveiling measu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

IPL Online Viewership Grows 52%

Online viewership of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League "has surpassed last year's record figures by 52%," according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. Midway through the T20 cricket tournament, after 38 matches, "there has been a 52% growth in combine viewership" over '12 (75.2 mill ...

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Three Arrested For Spot-Fixing In IPL

Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth and two other bowlers belonging to the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League team "were arrested on Thursday for spot-fixing," according to the PTI. The three players received up to Rs. 60 lakh ($110,000) "for an over for giving away runs as per arrangements with booki ...

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OCA Signs Deal With Ten Sports Network

The Olympic Council of Asia has concluded a broadcasting deal with Ten Sports to show the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and four other Asian Olympic Competitions. The deal was brokered by MP & Silva. The rights package includes: 2013 Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, Incheon, Sou ...

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Singh: India Will Return To Olympic Fold

Indian Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said in a press conference on Thursday that the Indian government has no intentions "to interfere with the Indian Olympic Association proceedings," according to the TIMES OF INDIA. India has pried open the door that will allow it to re-enter the Olympic movement ...

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Boca Juniors Open India Football School

Argentine football club Boca Juniors "launched the first ever Boca Juniors Football School India," according to IANS. Boca Juniors "will be the first Latin American football club to launch a football school in India." The club "plans to take the BJFSI around the country with the first school being l ...

Tags: International Football, India

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