South-East Asia

The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) today approved an application by Beijing to bid for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Malaysia has ruled out the idea of a night Grand Prix at its Sepang circuit, deeming it too dangerous.

Basketball will be played at the Commonwealth Games for the first time in Melbourne in 2006 but cricket is likely to be ruled out, state officials have said.

Mugen-Honda, the Formula One engine suppliers, may stay in the sport next season contrary to widespread speculation that they were pulling out, team boss Hirotoshi Honda has said.

A new Asia-specific sports web site - - has gone live, following its official launch in Kuala Lumpur.

The NBA, constrained by the ?mature? domestic market are seeking new markets in Asia, according to a report in the Asian Wall Street Journal.

Tiger Beer has signed for a third time as title sponsor of Asian soccer’s Tiger 5s futsal tournament.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has changed the venue of its October Executive Board meeting from Pakistan to Malaysia, in recognition of recent world events and the uncertainty over the security aspects of international travel to the region.

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.

The LPGA World Cup of Golf, scheduled to be played in Australia later this year, has been cancelled.

The Southeast Asian Games, currently being hosted by Malaysia, is set to take place less frequently as organisers try and recapture its attraction to both the public and sponsors.

IMG has confirmed Royal Adelaide has been selected as the venue for this year's LPGA World Cup of golf.

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.

Vietnam has signed a contract with a Chinese consortium to build a $52.9 million (B

The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is hoping to raise US$3 million (B

Tighter security is needed at "non-regular cricket venues", according to the chief investigator of the sport's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).