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Sky Sports will become the UK’s first broadcaster to screen live coverage of the brand new A1 Grand Prix motor racing series, starting in autumn 2005.

IMG executive Peter Johnson has been promoted to chief operating officer, in addition to his existing roles, joint CEOs Bob Kain and Alastair Johnson (pictured) have confirmed.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has received a joint bid from four nations to host the 2007 Asian Cup.

The Asian Football Association says it has received bids from four countries to host the 2007 Asian Cup.

FIFA’s TV partner Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with Australian network SBS for the broadcast rights for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Infront has signed a hat-trick of FIFA World Cup 2006 TV deals.

FIFA World Cup TV rights holder Infront Sports & Media has signed a new deal for the 2006 tournament in Germany.

Nabon Noor, former senior vice president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has died. He was 74.

Pan-regional Asian sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has successfully concluded an exclusive multi-year rights agreement with the English Football Association.

FIFA's rights selling agency Infront Sports & Media has sold the Indonesian broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup to free-to-air network PT Surya Citra Televisi (STCV).

UK-based Icons.com has signed an exclusive marketing partnership agreement with ProEvents Management for all Icons products and services in Asia.

UEFA and its partnering agency TEAM Marketing have concluded a number of TV rights negotiations for the next Champions League contract after announcing a raft of new deals.

A US Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit against sportswear giant Nike, alleging it lied about conditions in its overseas factories, can go ahead.

Italian Serie A team AC Parma says visits to its official website have more than trebled since management of the site was taken over by MP Web - the new media arm of marketing company Media Partners.

World Wrestling Entertainment has extended its TV representation partnership with Total Sports Asia Ltd (TSA) to include consumer product licensing, home video/DVD, publications and sponsorships across Asia.

Research into World Cup 2002 viewing figures has revealed that more soccer fans watched the World Cup finals on TV in Thailand than co-host nation South Korea.

Research into World Cup 2002 viewing figures has revealed that more soccer fans watched the World Cup finals on TV in Thailand than co-host nation South Korea.

The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has hailed the broadcast operation of its Thomas & Uber Cup finals in China last month a massive success.

The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has hailed the broadcast operation of its Thomas & Uber Cup finals in China last month a massive success.

English soccer club Manchester United has announced a marketing strategy to launch a chain of 90 branded cafes and restaurants in Asia.

South Korea's Cheju island, one of the venues for this summer's World Cup venue, wants to host Mike Tyson's heavyweight showdown with world champion Lennox Lewis.

Las Vegas has once again emerged as a possible candidate to stage the Lennox Lewis versus Mike Tyson heavyweight bout, in the latest twist in a saga attracting more attention than the prospect of the fight itself.

The ongoing saga of where boxing's biggest pay-day bout between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis will take place has taken a new twist, after Indonesia threw its name into the ring.

Organisers of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix are to aggressively promote the event to surrounding countries in a bid to boost the track-side attendance figures.