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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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06/11/14
Tokyo 2020 Organizers To Review Plans

Japan's Olympics organizers said Tuesday that "they are reviewing their venue plans for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of concerns over rising costs," according to the AP. Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said that "the overall plan for the venues needs to be revised." Masuzoe said, "We must respond to conce ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/09/14
Tokyo Divided Over Stadium Plans

As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, "debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help revitalise or indelibly mar Japan's famous capital," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. T ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/06/14
Developer Plans $9.7B Olympic Project

Japan developer Mori Building Co. "plans projects in central Tokyo" worth an estimated $9.7B with partners as the city prepares for the 2020 Olympics, according to Chu & Kuwako of BLOOMBERG. Mori President/CEO Shingo Tsuji said that Mori "plans to develop about 10 projects" over the next decade ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/02/14
Honda Not Interested In Buying McLaren

McLaren has dismissed suggestions Honda is "poised to purchase a stake in the team," according to Ian Parkes of the PA. After what will be a seven-year absence come next season, Honda returns to F1 next year "as power-unit suppliers to McLaren after signing a long-term deal with the Woking-based mar ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Japan

06/02/14
Smaller Tokyo Stadium Design Released

The Japan Sport Council "has released a basic design proposal for the new National Stadium in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, which will serve as the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics," according to the YOMIURI SHIMBUN. The total floor area is about 211,000 square meters, "reflecting a ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

05/28/14
Stadium Petition Puts Pressure On Zaha

A second petition against Zaha Hadid Architects’ competition winning Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Stadium "has been launched," according to Max Thompson of the ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. The latest online protest "is backed by veteran Japanese architect Edward Suzuki, founder of Tokyo-based Edward Suzu ...

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05/27/14
Chip Ganassi Racing, ENEOS Team Up

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan, North America

05/27/14
Bridgestone To Become Olympic Sponsor

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

05/21/14
Japan Hopes Baseball Boosts Economy

A set of recommendations to lift growth in Japan's economy drafted by Japan PM Shinzo Abe's party "calls for slashing corporate taxes, reforming public pensions, and -- in a curve ball -- increasing the number of professional baseball teams to 16 from 12," according to Junko Fujita of REUTERS. The r ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

05/21/14
Man City Invests In J.League Club

Man City has "bought a stake" in J.League club Yokohama F. Marinos, "expanding their links" with overseas football clubs, according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Man City, owned by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour, has already bought A-League side Melbourne Heart and is launching the MLS side N.Y. City FC nex ...

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