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Channel Ten Interested In Australian Football League Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 27 / 14

Channel Ten "has signalled its interest in bidding" for the next Australian Football League broadcast rights, "even if the AFL decides it wants a 10-year agreement," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "has floated the prospect of an extended deal," with the present five-yea...

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03/28/13
Japan Files Complaint Over Laser Use

Japan's football chiefs plan to lodge a formal complaint with FIFA after "lasers were shone in players' faces during the team's 2-1 loss to Jordan" Tuesday, according to the AFP. Japan FA President Kuniya Daini said that goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and midfielder Yasuhito Endo "had the lights -- which ...

Tags: International Football, Japan

03/21/13
Japan Committee Cuts Judo Funding

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that it "has cut funding for the All Japan Judo Federation and ordered it to take preventive measures as punishment for coaches' abusive training of female judokas," according to the AP. The JOC also cancelled a $260,000 "annual subsidy for the federation ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

03/18/13
J.League Announces Losses For 2012

The J.League reported higher than budgeted revenue for the final nine months of '12 "partically due to donation towards earthquake disaster relief," according to JIJI. J.League budgeted 9.6B JPY, which was 58M JPY more than budgeted. Total expense was 9.8B JPY, which was 235M JPY less than budgeted. ...

Tags: Finance, Japan

03/08/13
IOC Concludes 'Impressive' Tokyo Tour

The IOC's Evaluation Commission called Tokyo's effort in the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics "very impressive," as it wrapped up a four-day inspection of the Japanese capital on Thursday, according to Dave Hueston of KYODO. IOC Evaluation Commission Chair Craig Reedie said, "Our role is to make ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

03/06/13
Tokyo 2020 Bid Gaining Support

British Olympic Association President Sebastian Coe said that the ability of Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid "to provide a convincing reason why they want to stage the Olympic Games and not just prove that they can will be the key to winning the right to host the 2020 edition," according to REUTERS. Coe ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

03/05/13
Japan PM: Tokyo An Inspirational Choice

Japan PM Shinzo Abe told Olympic officials on Monday that "Tokyo would be an inspirational choice to host the 2020 Olympic Games," with Japan keen to showcase its recovery from a devastating '11 earthquake and tsunami, according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Abe made sure that an in ...

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02/26/13
Olympics Notes

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych said Friday that the country "may put in a joint bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with neighbors Poland and Slovakia" ( R-SPORT, 2/22 ). ... The Japan Wrestling Federation "has launched an online petition site seeking 100,000 signature ...

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02/15/13
ONE World Partners With Yomiuri Giants

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Tags: Media, Japan

02/14/13
Sports Endeavors Finds Japanese Partner

Sports Endeavors, Inc. has formed a partnership with Japan's women's football Nadeshiko League team NTV Beleza. The deal will see the company produce and sell original Beleza themed apparel merchandise in the U.S. The partnership, coordinated by LeadOff Sports Marketing, marks the first time that th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

02/11/13
JOC Seeks To Eliminate Violence

The Japanese Olympic Committee interviewed representatives of 31 Olympic national sport federations over two days last week as part of its new initiative to eliminate violence from sports. No incident of violence or harassment has been reported. The JOC will conduct further investigations with top a ...

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