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Ministry Appoints Three-Member Panel

The Sports Ministry of India "appointed a three-member panel" comprising former India field hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal "to assess the demands made by Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national team," according to the PTI. The panel "has little time to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

British Swimming Partners With Japan

British Swimming "hopes a partnership with Japan will boost medal prospects at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo," according to Nick Hope of the BBC. The deal "will see GB swimmers head to Japan for training and acclimatisation programmes over the next six years." Three British Youth Olympic medalists "for ...

Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom, Japan

MLSE Execs Pushing Maple Leafs In China

MLSE Chief Commercial Officer Dave Hopkinson and Dir of Global Partnerships & Int'l Business Development Bo Hu this past weekend were in China as "part of a Leaf-centric campaign to grow hockey’s popularity in the world’s most populous country," according to Morgan Campbell ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, China

Lee's Sponsorships In Question

Badminton world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has been temporarily suspended following an "apparent" doping offense, according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. The implications of this Asian scandal "are now beginning to be revealed." One of the repercussions that still remains unclear at this stage, however, "is th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Three IPL Franchises Report Profits

Three Indian Premier League franchisees "have reported a profit" in the year ending March 31, according to Narayan, Choudhary & Leena of LIVEMINT. Playing matches in new locations, which helped ticket sales, and higher central sponsorship income from the Board of Control for Cricket in India "se ...

Tags: Finance, India

Supreme Court Questions Srinivasan Return

Int'l Cricket Council Chair N. Srinivasan's fate as cricket administrator "continues to hang in the balance" with the Supreme Court on Monday raising a question whether he can be allowed to head the Board of Control for Cricket in India if his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is found to be involved in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Protests May Change HK Marathon Route

Organizers of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon are “keeping a wary eye on the Occupy protests, worried they may have to introduce a ‘plan B’ route,” according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The marathon and half-marathon races, scheduled for Jan. 25, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

FIVB Calls For Release Of Iranian Protester

Volleyball's governing body (FIVB) has "called for the release of an imprisoned Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration at a match in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men's sporting events," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, "was sentenced to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Tendulkar Wants DRS In India

Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said that India may continue to resist the Decision Review System "but there is a place for technology in cricket as long as it is the same for every leading nation," according to Sam Holden of REUTERS. DRS consists of Hawk-Eye, Hot Spot and the Snickometer "alt ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

NBA, Globe Telecom Announce Partnership

The NBA and the Philippines’ mobile Internet provider Globe Telecom (Globe) announced a comprehensive, multi-year partnership. The NBA and Globe will create NBA-related promotions and premiums and jointly develop product offerings for the telecom’s more than 45 million mobile and br ...

Tags: Media, Asia

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