Asia

Sukom Ninety Eight Berhad (Sukom) has been ordered to submit to the cabinet next week promotional plans for the Kuala Lumpur 98 Commonwealth Games which only has about 40 days to go.

Malaysia's Deputy Sports Minister Datuk Loke Yuen Yow has said that Malaysia will bid to host subsequent Olympics even if it fails in its bid to hold the 2008 Games.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone's threat to pull F1 racing out of Europe if the EU competition authorities presses its investigation into the sport and imposes substantial fines could backfire.

The world of squash is set to be revolutionised by the launch of a strategic partnership between the Professional Squash Association, and the international marketing and sports rights company, Eye Group in tandem with its investment arm Fablon Investments Ltd.

Fox Sports have bid for Australian pay-TV rights to Formula One racing but have yet to receive an answer from F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and the sport's governing body the FIA.

Germany need to give their all in the closing stages of the race to hold the 2006 soccer World Cup finals, German bid chief Franz Beckenbauer said.

The Thailand Football Association has written to FIFA to request a change of venue for their Asian World Cup qualifying match scheduled for Baghdad on Friday, a Thai official said on Tuesday.

Manchester United supporters have expressed concern at their club?s deal with the New York Yankees.

The 2000 WNBA All-Star Game will reach viewers in 154 countries around the globe in 23 different languages via 37 telecasters, according to NBA sources.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has resigned as head of Sion's Olympic bid 11 months before the vote to decide which city will host the 2006 Winter Games.

Six European cities desperate for their two weeks in the world spotlight will pledge their undying loyalty to the Olympic movement next week as the contest to host the 2006 Winter Games reaches its climax.

Heavyweight boxing’s postponed WBA title fight between Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz has been rescheduled for November in Beijing.

US sports marketing firm, Envision Sports and Entertainment, is expanding into Europe, appointing former ISL chiefs Chris Renner and Mark Devenport in the process.

Afghanistan is hoping to take part in a cricket tournament in Pakistan next month despite the fragile political situation in the region in the wake of the recent US terrorist attacks.

Chinese steel maker Shougang Corp will move its dirtiest plants out of heavily polluted Beijing, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, by the end of this year.

FIFA’s marketing and competitions director, Michael Black, has quit his job – less than 12 months before the World Cup kicks off in Japan and South Korea.

The International Association of Athletics Federations has appointed Japanese advertising giant Dentsu to handle worldwide television and sponsorship sales for its World Athletics Series.