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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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11/27/13
League Notes

China won the Asian Football Confederation Fair Play Association of the Year award. China has "accumulated 606 fair play points, more than any others in the confederation." Points "are awarded for positive play, conduct on and off the field and the behavior of supporters at the stadium and deducted ...

Tags: China, Asia, Football, ACC, ING

11/25/13
Shenhua To Stay In Shanghai

A source said that contrary to the headlines dominating the Chinese football press at present, Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua's proposed move to Kunming, southwest China "is nothing more than political manoeuvring," according to WILD EAST FOOTBALL. Soccer News carried a report to "sho ...

Tags: Franchises, China

11/20/13
Liverpool Launches Chinese Website

EPL Liverpool announced plans to launch its first official Chinese language website. The club has partnered with China's leading sports portal, Hupu.com, to launch the site. Liverpool was the first European football club to enter the online Chinese market in July '11 with the launch of an official p ...

Tags: Media, China, United Kingdom

11/15/13
Samsung, NBA Global Games Partner

Samsung has been named the presenting partner of the NBA Global Games Mexico City 2013. The event will feature the Minnesota Timberwolves playing the San Antonio Spurs in a regular-season game in Mexico City on Dec. 4. Samsung will receive prominent brand exposure in Mexico City in the weeks leading ...

Tags: China, Marketing and Sponsorship

11/15/13
COC, Tencent Sign Media Deal

The Chinese Olympic Committee and Tencent Inc. "signed an eight-year partnership that will make the high-tech company the exclusive Internet outlet for Chinese delegations at major international sports events" on Wednesday, according to Sun Xiaochen of the CHINA DAILY. According to the agreement, th ...

Tags: Olympics, China

11/14/13
ACL Final Draws Record Viewers

Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande's Asian Football Confederation Champions League victory over the weekend "attracted the largest TV audience for a sporting event in China this year, with an average audience totalling over 30 million watching" as coach Marcello Lippi's side edged out K ...

Tags: Media, China

11/11/13
Fenjiu Group Acquires CBA Club

Shanxi Fenjiu Group Deputy General Manager Li Weiping announced Sunday that "the listed wine corporation has 100% ownership" of Chinese Basketball Association club Shanxi Zhongyu, according to XINHUA. Li declined to reveal the transfer fee but said, "Our decision was based on the appraisal pric ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/07/13
Effects Of China's Olympic Bid

Int'l Volleyball Federation Honorary Life President Wei Jizhong said that bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics "will benefit China's political, economic, cultural and social development," according to XINHUA. According to Wei, "stability and economic capability have become the two prerequisites that ...

Tags: China, Olympics

11/06/13
Beijing To Bid For 2022 Winter Olympics

Chinese state-run media said Tuesday that Beijing "will bid to hold the 2022 Winter Games," according to the AFP. China's Olympic Committee has "in the name of Beijing city, applied to the International Olympic Committee" to host the Games. The application says that "ice sports would be held in Beij ...

Tags: Olympics, China

11/05/13
SPFL Agree To China Broadcast Deal

Scottish football "will be screened live" to up to 60 million TV viewers in China "as part of a long-term deal" which is expected to bring in £2M ($3.1M) a year to clubs, according to Fraser Wilson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Scottish Professional Football League "has announced a broadca ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom, China

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