Asia

Chinese esports organisation Royal Never Give Up (RNG) has signed a title sponsorship deal with Italian sportswear brand Kapa for its Dota 2 team. Under the deal, RNG will be rebranded as Kappa

North Korea has pulled out of the final-round women's football qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympics, due to take place in South Korea next month

Mixed martial arts and sports organisation One Championship has signed “strategic partnerships” with at least 13 global brands ahead of the 2020 season.

Indian gaming company Baazi Games, owner of fantasy cricket game BalleBaazi, is planning to invest $5m (€4.5m) in new games-related companies.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is proposing a new four-nation, annual, one-day international tournament starting in 2021 and featuring the sport's 'big three' national teams of India, England…

A new high-speed rail line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host cities of the 2022 Winter Olympics, has opened

The organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics have received more than 610,000 applications to volunteer at the event since a global recruitment campaign began on December 5

The IMG agency agreed a deal in December to handle all commercial activity worldwide for 17-year-old Korean female golfer Yaeeun Hong

Software company Qi An Xin has been appointed the Official Cyber Security Service and Anti-Virus Software Sponsor of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The Chinese Super League is introducing a range of financial sustainability measures, including a cap on salaries for foreign players of $3.3m (€3m).

The Indian Olympic Association has said the country will bid to host either the 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games, and will also withdraw its threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The National Basketball Association is considering launching a professional basketball league in India, what would be its second overseas league after the Basketball Africa League which starts in March…

Japanese energy company JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation has agreed a deal to become a supporting partner of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay

The Chinese Football Association has named the 10 host cities for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup as: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are predicting that the Games will cost ¥1.35tn ($12.6bn/£9.5

The Reddentes Sports agency has sublicensed from Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro the media rights outside Malaysia for the 2019 Sepak Takraw League Champions Cup and the inaugural 2020 Asia…

German Bundesliga club FC Cologne has pulled out of a deal to run a football academy in China, but said it remains interested in co-operation with Chinese partners

Australian Pat Cummins has become the most expensive foreign player purchase in the history of the Indian Premier League, at the T20 cricket competition's 2020 auction

Electric motor-racing series Formula E has agreed a deal for South Korean pop band BTS to be its global ambassadors, with the aim of promoting the benefits of electric vehicles in fighting climate change

The Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has renewed and expanded its rights deal for club football competition the Florida Cup

The Chinese women's national volleyball team has agreed sponsorship deals with bedding brand DeRucci-MuSi and edible oils brand COFCO Fulinmen

Arsenal football player Mesut Özil has been removed from the eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 game in China, following the controversy over his comments about the country's Uighur Muslims.

The Sina Sports division of Chinese internet operator Sina has, together with the Mediapro agency, reached agreements with broadcasters in multiple territories for the 2019 Sina Elite League (SEL), the…

The Ocean Race has announced it will stop in the Chinese city of Shenzhen during its 2021-22 season