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Japanese LPGA Tour Touts Appeal To Sponsors, Full Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 29 / 17

The Japanese LPGA Tour "quietly celebrated" its 50th season this year "with a full schedule and legitimate claims to being more popular" with sponsors than the country’s stagnant men’s circuit, according to Andrew Broth of REUTERS. With 38 tournaments in '17, the JLPGA Tour's total prize...

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2020 Olympics, 2019 RWC Team Up

The organizing committees of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup signed a collaboration agreement on Wednesday to "exchange information and resources with Japan hosting two of the world's biggest sporting events in back-to-back years," according to Shintaro Kano of KYODO. The two co ...

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ISA President Confident About Olympics

Int'l Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre said that the ISA is "confident the sport's Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games will be a success despite some minor concerns over conditions," according to Hardik Vyas of REUTERS. The surfing competition will take place from July 24-A ...

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Japan Approves 2020 Security Plan

The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a security strategy for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, "centering on the establishment of a 24-hour coordination center," according to KYODO. The security plan also includes a "provision for strengthening aerial surveillance over the venues an ...

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Tokyo 2020 Golf Club Votes To Admit Women

The club scheduled to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events "voted to admit women as full members on Monday, scrapping an all-male policy that had been heavily criticized and put its hosting rights in jeopardy," according to Simon Jennings of REUTERS. The private Kasumigaseki Country Club "took t ...

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Tokyo 2020 Venue Costs To Reach $87M

A source with the 2020 Games organizers said Thursday that temporary structures for the new National Stadium that will serve as the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are "expected to cost more than double the estimate presented during the bidding," according to KYODO. The overla ...

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IOC Gives 2020 Golf Venue Ultimatum

IOC VP John Coates said that the club scheduled to host golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games "must allow women to have full membership or organizers will have to find another venue," according to Kwiyeon Ha of REUTERS. The private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture, which is set to ho ...

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Tokyo Golf Venue Undecided On Ban

The Kasumigaseki Country Club, which is set to host golf for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, "failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members on Tuesday," with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. The board meetin ...

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NOCs Impressed By Tokyo 2020 Prep

National Olympic committees have been "impressed by their first organized visit to Tokyo," saying on Monday that the city "is on course to stage a successful Olympic Games in 2020," according to KYODO. Thirteen NOCs -- including Australia, Brazil, Canada and the Netherlands -- "are in town for a thr ...

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JGA Playing Down 2020 Venue Criticism

The Japan Golf Association said that "it has no issues to address despite criticism over the Tokyo Games' golf venue not extending full memberships to women and question marks surrounding its selection process," according to KYODO. Kasumigaseki Country Club is located in Kawagoe, in neighboring Sait ...

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2020 Media Center Plans Being Fought

Japan's trade show association is "stepping up calls for Tokyo to abandon plans to transform the country's largest exhibition hall into the media center" for the 2020 Olympics, warning the industry could lose as much as $12B, according to Chris Gallagher of REUTERS. The Japan Exhibition Association ...

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