SportBusiness staff, Asia

Korean baseball, football and volleyball leagues are welcoming fans back to stadiums in Seoul this week as the government relaxes pandemic-related restrictions

Australia's sports minister Richard Colbeck has said spending on Brisbane's Summer Olympics in 2032 is likely to exceed the A$5bn ($3.75bn/€3.2bn) original estimate.

This year's postponed Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam will now be held in May next year

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is close to extending its biggest sports media rights property, free-to-air rights for the National Rugby League, according to local media

China's state-run media organisation China Media Group is launching a linear and digital channel dedicated to the Olympics

Professional golf in Asia-Pacific continues to be badly disrupted by the pandemic, with this week seeing the Australian Open cancelled and the Hong Kong Open postponed

The Chinese Grand Prix will be absent from the Formula 1 calendar for the third year in a row in 2022, according to news agency Reuters

Parties interested in bidding for the two new franchise teams in the Indian Premier League have been given 10 more days, until October 20, to purchase the tender documents

A withdrawal of support by Australian state cricket bodies has led to Earl Eddings stepping down as Cricket Australia's chairman

Venues in France and Spain will host HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series events for the first time in 2022, but events in Australia and New Zealand have dropped out due to pandemic-related logistics difficulties

UK firm Sports Information Services (SIS) has made "a significant investment" into Australian betting data company Racelab Global

Indian fantasy sports operator Dream11 has suspended its services in the Indian state of Karnataka following a legal action that alleges the company breaches a new regulation against online gambling