Malaysia is set to have a team in the premier class of motorcycling championship MotoGP in 2019 after an agreement was reached for the SIC Racing entity to take over Angel Nieto Racing Team (ANRT).
The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has expanded its 3x3 World Tour with the addition of new events in Quito, Ecuador and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In 2012, the number of tourists visiting Malaysia rose to more than 25 million, a year-on-year increase of four per cent.
Bringing major international sport to the region has played a central role in the country's tourism strategy, and the hosting of events such as Formula One and MotoGP grands prix and ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments has made Malaysia an important destination for rights-holders looking to establish a presence on the Asian continent.
In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness Group editorial director Kevin Roberts at the 2013 SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Tony Nagamaiah, general manager of Malaysia Major Events, explains the country's ambitions to become the premier destination for international sports events in Asia.
The World Squash Federation (WSF) has awarded hosting rights to Malaysia for the 2019 edition of its World Junior Championships.
The English city of Birmingham will not find out whether it has been successful in its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games until at least December 6 after the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed it has received “updates” from other parties interested in staging the multi-sport event.
Malaysia could return to the bidding circle for the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he will discuss the matter with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has extended the bidding deadline for the 2022 Commonwealth Games until November 30.
Badminton Asia has signed a strategic partnership with events management agency E-Plus Global and has awarded hosting rights to the body’s 2018 Team Championships to Alor Setar in Malaysia.
Kuching on the island of Borneo in Malaysia will become the first Asian city to host the World Para Swimming Championships in 2019.
Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will continue to stage a MotoGP event until at least 2021 after a new five-year agreement was reached between local organisers and Dorna Sports, the motorcycle-racing series’ commercial rights-holder.
Malaysia is considering ending the hosting of its annual Formula One grand prix after its contract ends in 2018 due to falling ticket sales and TV viewership.
The International Weightlifting Federation has reallocated the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships to Anaheim near Los Angeles in the US after Penang in Malaysia gave up its hosting rights for the event.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that Malaysia will stage the inaugural edition of its Solidarity Cup, a new tournament for emerging national teams.
Fencing, judo, triathlon and muay Thai have returned to the final event list for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, while organisers in Kuala Lumpur have rejected a proposal to host the multi-sport event concurrently with its Para Games and the Philippines has been formally ratified as the destination for its 2019 edition.
The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) has announced that an initial portfolio of 34 sports comprising 342 events has been selected by its technical committee for the country’s hosting of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
The Professional Squash Association has reached an agreement with the Sportspin Event & Athlete Management organisation that will see its PSA Women’s World Championship take place in Kuala Lumpur this April.
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has called off its 2015 Women’s World Championship, which was due to commence in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur later this week.
The World Squash governing body has insisted that the upcoming 2015 World Men’s Squash Team Championships will go ahead as planned in Cairo, Egypt despite the withdrawal of several of the competition’s leading nations due to security fears.
Six countries will host Hockey World League Round 2 events in early 2017, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced.
V8 Supercars has confirmed the start of an international expansion process with the addition of a new race in Kuala Lumpur for the 2016 season of the Australian-based motor racing series.
Malaysia is set to take up the showpiece season-ending slot on the Formula One calendar from 2016, while Bernie Ecclestone, chief executive of the motor racing series, has stated the future status of the Italian Grand Prix remains up in the air.