Asia

Attheraces, the UK media consortium run by BSkyB, Channel 4 and Arena Leisure, has appointed Simon Cooper as its communications director.

The Indian government has indefinitely delayed the Afro-Asian Games due to be held in New Delhi between November 3 and 11.

Organisers of next summer’s soccer World Cup say they will work closely with the CIA and other international security agencies to ensure safety at the event.

Juan Margets has been re-elected as ITF executive vice-president during its annual general meeting in Mexico.

The three-nation cricket tournament between Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will go ahead as planned in October, organisers have said.

The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit is visiting South Africa this week for a series of meetings linked to security planning for the World Cup in 2003.

Soccer legent Johan Cruyff will become the global ambassador for Hyundai during the World Cup next year in Japan and South Korea, following a deal with sports marketing giant Octagon.

The NBA has called a planned series of exhibition games in the Far East next week in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the US.

South Korea has unveiled the fourth of its ten World Cup stadiums today with a friendly international against Nigeria.

South Korea is to create no-fly zones during next year's World Cup above its stadia amid security concerns sparked by the US attacks earlier this week.

New Zealand has cancelled its forthcoming three-test tour of Pakistan because of the US terror attacks.

Tennis tournaments in the US and Brazil will continue this week despite Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington.

MP Web, the new media company of Milan-based sports marketers Media Partners Group, and Italian Serie A soccer club AC Parma have signed an exclusive management agreement for the official website of AC Parma until 2009.

Internet giant Yahoo! has signed a deal with soccer's world governing body FIFA to manage and run the official websites of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups - in doing so becoming the 15th and final official partner for next year's tournament.