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The World Baseball Softball Confederation has agreed media-rights deals for the women's softball Asia/Oceania 2020 Summer Olympics qualifier tournament with FloSports in North America and Eleven Sports…

The Taiwanese city of Taichung has said it will appeal a decision by the East Asian Olympic Committees (EAOC) to strip its hosting rights to the 2019 East Asian Youth Games

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has assigned hosting rights for five of its upcoming major events.

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has confirmed that its Taiwan Open event will be staged in the East Asian country’s capital of Taipei from next year, with organisers hoping the move will lead to increased investment from the local government and sponsors.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced that Taipei City and Taichung will act as Taiwan’s host cities for the inaugural edition of the Premier 12 World Baseball Championship, which will be staged from November 8-21.

Taiwanese CK Wu has stated that China will not oppose his bid to become International Olympic Committee (IOC) president.

International Boxing Association president Ching-kuo Wu has officially announced his candidacy for International Olympic Committee (IOC) president today.

Former Olympic medallist Koji Murofushi has lost his appeal against disqualification from an election to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athletes’ commission.

It has been revealed today that International Amateur Boxing Federation head CK Wu will officially announce his candidacy for International Olympic Committee (IOC) president.

International Boxing Association (AIBA) president CK Wu is expected to enter the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidency race, after receiving backing from his federation.

The Taipei City government expects the 2017 Summer Universiade to generate as much as US$330 million for the local economy after the city edged out Brasilia for the right to stage the event.

Taiwan's Yani Tseng, the fourth-ranked woman golfer in the world, has refused a $25 million endorsement with the condition to change her nationality to Chinese, according to the China Post.

Pan-Asia sports broadcaster ESPN Star Sports has renewed its television rights in several Asian markets for Major League Baseball through the 2013 season.

Major League Baseball teams the New York Mets and Florida Marlins are considering playing a three-game series in Puerto Rico.

The government of Taiwan has pledged T$2 billion to resurrect the fortunes of baseball in the country, which have been hit by betting scandals and a slump in form by the national team.

Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc signed a deal with the International Olympic Committee to become a worldwide Olympic sponsor.

The Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay will no longer go through Taiwan after negotiations between Taiwanese and Chinese officials broke down.

Indian broadcaster Neo Sports agreed a deal with The New Media Group for carriage of Neo Sports across Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Major League Baseball International agreed a new three-year deal with ESPN Star Sports for comprehensive cable and satellite broadcast packages until 2009.

The Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee selected Uni-President Enterprises as the exclusive instant-noodle sponsor, or the 10th sponsor, for the Beijing Olympic Games, making it the first Taiwanese enterprise to win the sponsorship.

The Olympic Council of Asia and the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee have signed a partnership deal with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.of Japan, makers of sports drink Pocari Sweat.

NASN has secured exclusive pan-European rights to televise the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

Asia's best players are set to take on the elite of Europe in a new team golf competition.

Toyota Motor Asia Pacific and IMG will jointly stage the inaugural Lexus Cup in Singapore this December 2005.

Jamie Davis, most recently president of STAR China, will take over from Rik Dovey as managing director of ESPN STAR Sports, the pan-regional sports venture.

Jamie Davis, most recently president of STAR China, will take over from Rik Dovey as managing director of ESPN STAR Sports, the pan-regional sports venture.

Premier League giants Arsenal have agreed an exclusive deal with China.com Inc. to launch an official Chinese website and wireless services in Greater China.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nokia have reached a multi-year agreement to expand their US relationship into China.

McDonald’s Corporation and the NBA are teaming up to bring basketball to hundreds of thousands of fans with NBA events and promotions in four continents.

Russell Wolff has been promoted to executive vice president and managing director, ESPN International.

Sportswear giant Nike has been hit with a Taiwan $1m fine after a highly-publicised public appearance by NBA legend Michael Jordan lasted just 90 seconds.

Michael Cheng has been appointed regional general manager for Asian broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports, Taiwan.

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.