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Bayern Munich Signs Premium Partnership Agreement With Software Company SAP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 20 / 14

Bayern Munich has a new premium partner. The Bundesliga club signed an agreement with software manufacturer SAP SE for an initial three-year term. The partnership aims for sporting and commercial success through the use of innovative technologies, with the goal of simplifying and efficiently structu...

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12/30/13
Tokyo Olympics Committee Preps Launch

Sources said that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee "will likely be launched on Jan. 24, whether it has a chairman or not," according to KYODO. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Olympic Committee "want to launch the committee by the beginning of February after selecting ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/23/13
Japanese Deputy To Take Olympic Role

Tokyo Vice Gov. Toshiyuki Akiyama "will fill in for Naoki Inose," who announced his resignation as governor Thursday, as the city "prepares to launch an organizing committee early next year for the 2020 Olympics," according to KYODO. At a meeting Friday, Education and Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomu ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/20/13
Tokyo Governor Quits Over Scandal

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, the "driving force behind the city’s successful 2020 Olympic bid," said on Thursday that he would "resign over a money scandal," according to Jonathan Soble of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The author-turned-politician, elected a year ago with record voter support, "had been und ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/06/13
MLB, NPB Reach Posting System Agreement

Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball "have reached a basic agreement on a new posting system," according to KYODO. It "is thought that an agreement has been reached" after MLB requested a posting fee cap of $20M. The move "will be formalized once the two sides have ironed out ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan, North America

12/03/13
Tokyo's Olympic Chair Faces Charges

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, who was chairman of the city’s successful 2020 Olympic bid, faces increasing pressure to resign over a political funding scandal involving 50M yen ($500,000) in a paper bag and box cutter blades sent to his office. Inose has admitted receiving an unconditional loan from ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/27/13
JSC: Olympic Stadium May Be Scaled Down

Tokyo's new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics "could be scaled down" by 70,000 square meters, or approximately 25%, according to KYODO. The Japan Sport Council, which runs the venue, "held a meeting with experts from various fields to review the original plan, which has come under fire over the ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/26/13
New Transfer System Nearly Finalized

Nippon Professional Baseball "is hoping to strike an agreement" on a new posting system for player transfers with Major League Baseball by Thursday, according to KYODO. NPB Legal Department Head Nobuhisa Ito said that an NPB delegation "will travel stateside on Tuesday to iron out the details on a n ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America, Japan

11/20/13
Opinion: Mizuno Should Run Tokyo 2020

Who "should run the local organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games?" asks Jack Gallagher of the JAPAN TIMES. This "is not the job for a retired politician, bureaucrat, or a person who wants to sit back and delegate everything." This is a position "which requires a hands-on approach ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/18/13
Tokyo Reveals Organizational Structure

A multi-headed organizational structure based on the one used for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games "will likely be adopted for the 2020 Tokyo Games," according to ASIA NEWS NETWORK. The organizing committee "will be led by an Olympic board -- a four-member decision-making body to include ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/04/13
Stadium A Bump To Tokyo Olympics Euphoria

Just weeks after they rode the wave of euphoria to Olympic victory when Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Games, organizers "are being brought back to Earth with a bump," according to the AFP. The eye-catching architectural centerpiece -- a futuristic, bike-helmet-shaped stadium -- "is too big, a ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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