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Florida Power & Light Signs On As Official Solar Energy Provider Of Miami ePrix

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 03 / 15

Electric utility company Florida Power & Light has signed on as the official solar energy provider of the FIA Formula E race in downtown Miami. The sponsorship deal for the first electric car race held in the U.S. was announced on Monday. Andretti Sports Marketing, organizer of the Miami ePrix, ...

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10/02/12
Facility Notes

China, which won all four table tennis Gold Medals at the London Games, plans to set up a table tennis training center in Europe to help develop the sport. England will "most likely" be host to the new venue. England national coach Liu Jiayi said that he and English Table Tennis Association CEO Rich ...

Tags: Facilities, China, Europe

10/01/12
IOC Praises '14 Youth Olympics Progress

The IOC Coordination Commission for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games concluded its third visit to the Chinese city today, with the commission members praising the strong progress made across all areas of the organization with just less than two years to go until the second edition of the summer ...

Tags: Olympics, China

10/01/12
Shares Rise For Chinese Sports Retailers

Shares of mainland China-focused sportswear companies jumped up to 10.7%, according to Celine Sun of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Sportswear retailers "made a strong rebound on the stock market" Friday with investors "betting they were likely to be among the first consumer-related sectors to recove ...

Tags: Finance, China

09/28/12
Nike Orders In China Down

Nike reported "a fall in new orders in China, and said it would revamp its strategy in the country as investor concern over its performance sent its shares down," according to Barney Jopson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The company said on Thursday that new orders from its greater China region, including ...

Tags: Finance, China

09/25/12
UEFA Grants China, Finland Media Rights

UEFA has awarded media rights for the '12-15 UEFA Europa League in China to Great Sports Media, a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group. Each matchweek, one live match and a highlights program will be broadcast on Great Sports, BesTV and Power Sports. In addition, Great Sports will sublicense each matc ...

Tags: Media, China, Europe, UEFA

09/24/12
Drogba Increases Shanghai Attendance

Since Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua signed former Chelsea player Didier Drogba, home game crowds have increased 30%, according to the AFP. The club is "reaping the rewards" even as "questions swirl" over Drogba's future. Drogba joined the club in mid-July for a reported $300,000-plus pe ...

Tags: International Football, China

09/24/12
China Investing In New Olympic Sport

The Beijing Sport Bureau is set to invest HK$1.22M ($157,000) to send a group of rugby sevens players and coaches to New Zealand "to learn the art of sevens from the world's finest exponents of the game, including mastermind Gordon Tietjens," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

09/21/12
Lin Helps NBA Rockets Land New Sponsor

The NBA Houston Rockets signed a three-year marketing agreement with East West Bank in "the latest association" between the team and a company with operations in China, according to Nancy Kercheval of BLOOMBERG. The agreement, "which gives East West in-arena and on-air exposure to fans" through the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, China, NBA

09/21/12
Political Dispute Pulls Japan From Sevens

Japan has pulled out of the second leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Shanghai "amid a worsening political crisis over disputed islands with China," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Japan Rugby Football Union has decided against making the weekend trip to Shanghai. Coach Tomohiro Segawa s ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan, China

09/20/12
Japanese Player Pulled From China Event

Japan Olympic table tennis Silver Medalist Kasumi Ishikawa has become "the latest sporting victim of a political crisis over disputed islands" after she withdrew from a World Cup event because Chinese organizers "could not guarantee her safety," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The decision ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, Japan

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