Asia

The Infront agency has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with the Ski Association of Japan for the international media rights to all International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup events held…

Chinese sportswear company Anta Sports Products has said it expects net profit for 2019 to rise at least 45 per cent from a year ago, following robust sales growth including an improved performance at…

A poll of 58 Japanese Olympic and Paralympic sports governing bodies has found that the representation of women on their boards is less than half of targets set by the Japanese government

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways has agreed a deal to sponsor Mumbai City FC, the Indian Super League club that last month became part of City Football Group

Organisers of golf’s Hong Kong Open have announced that the event will take place next month following its recent postponement, although the tournament will not be sanctioned by the European Tour.

English Premier League football club Manchester United has today (Friday) struck an agreement with Alibaba Group, through which a range of content will be distributed across the Chinese e-commerce company’s p…

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics organising committee has signed the People's Insurance Company of China as the Games' tenth official partner

The International Olympic Committee is to begin talks with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee to develop a plan to host the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics in South Korea, with some events potentially hosted…

The SportQuake agency's campaign for Asian e-commerce platform Shopee featuring a dancing Cristiano Ronaldo was among the winners at the SPIA Asia 2019 sports industry awards on Tuesday night in Manila

A two-year IPO freeze has hit Chinese sport companies, with numbers down and Wanda Sports’ listing a high-profile disappointment. How did ‘IPO fever’ fade, and will things change in 2020? Chen Yaolin reports.

In just a short amount of time, the Wizards have put themselves in prime position to become the NBA's most-popular team in Japan following the arrival of Rui Hachimura. Bob Williams discovers how they have done it.

China’s General Administration of Sport has announced a new collective brand for all national sport named Team China. Zhang Dan investigates the new marketing initiative.

The organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics have adopted a less-is-more approach to their domestic sponsorship programme. Zhang Dan reports on their progress in becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter Games.

South Korean broadcaster JTBC Golf has struck a sub-licensing deal with rights-holder Discovery to provide multi-platform coverage of the PGA Tour

Chinese video sharing and online-gaming website Bilibili has sealed a three-year deal for exclusive broadcast rights to Riot Games' annual League of Legends World Championship, its winning bid of ¥800m …

Organisers of the ongoing Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines were forced to suspend almost half the events scheduled for yesterday (Tuesday), due to Typhoon Kammuri

Football’s English Premier League has claimed another win in the fight against piracy of its content after one Briton and a Thai national pleaded guilty to infringing its copyright in Thailand.

The General Administration of Sport of China revealed plans to launch a sport industry investment fund to stimulate sports-related businesses and brands, after a Friday teleconference attended by the GAS…

Representatives from the Chinese General Administration of Sport (GAS), sports associations, athletes and sponsors announced a new collective brand for all of Chinese national sport named 'TEAM CHINA'…

A powerful typhoon coming in from the Pacific Ocean has forced organisers to cancel or reschedule some Southeast Asian Games events, shortly before Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and boxing star Manny…

The under-fire organising committee of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games has said most of the stories this week about logistical problems and poor preparations for the event were false

Anne Zhao, the managing director of the Chinese arm of the Infront agency, has resigned and is to be replaced by current deputy managing director Dana Song

Hockey India has announced that the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be co-hosted by the cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

City Football Group (CFG), parent company of English Premier League champion Manchester City, has today (Thursday) ended months of speculation by confirming a deal to acquire a majority stake in Indian…

The Singapore Hub Private Limited, the consortium that manages the Singapore Sports Hub stadium and sports facility, has appointed former Singapore Tourism Board head Lionel Yeo as chief executive

Rugby World Cup 2019 video content on official social media platforms attracted 2.1bn views, nearly six times the figure achieved by the 2015 tournament, World Rugby says

The logistical problems during the first couple of days of the Southeast Asian Games have angered Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, a presidential spokesman said yesterday

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has awarded the Chinese resort of Harbin hosting rights for the first-ever edition of its Winter Triathlon World Cup

The SPIA Asia 2019 sports industry conference and awards has added two former sports stars to its speaker list - Brazilian footballer Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima and American runner Dr Edwin Moses.

The Tour de Langkawi, a major Union Cycliste Internationale-sanctioned men’s cycle race in Malaysia, is adding an Under-23 race and a one-day race to its programme in 2020.

Chinese consumer electronics company Haier has issued a statement refuting media reports about a potential £70m-per-season ($122.8m/€81.7m

Qatar Airways has agreed a three-year deal to become the Official Airline Partner of the Philippines Football League

The NBA has agreed a deal to stream live and on-demand games on Indian sports news and fantasy gaming tips application FanCode during the 2019-20 season

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured exclusive rights in Belgium, Portugal and Taiwan to the forthcoming boxing rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr

World Athletics has awarded hosting rights for its 2022 Indoor Championships and Half Marathon Championships to Belgrade and Yangzhou, respectively

The Chinese Basketball Association, the sport's top league in China, has announced a multi-year integrity partnership with sports data, media and betting services company Sportradar

The organising committee of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines issued an apology yesterday after logistical problems led to arriving athletes being stranded for hours at the airport and…