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Round-Up: Adidas rebounds in China, Spurs take loan, IWF corruption report, and more

The Adidas store is closed during the quarantine decreed in Munich due to the Covid-19 outbreak on March 30, 2020 (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Adidas returned to year-on-year revenue growth in China in May, as sales rebounded quicker than expected after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. However, the company repeated its warning that global sales would be down more than 40 per cent in the current quarter – Financial Times

An investigation by Richard McLaren into the International Weightlifting Federation has reported widespread corruption and drug test cover-ups under the leadership of former president Tamas Ajan – Channel News Asia/AFP

English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur has borrowed £175m ($220m/€194m) from the Bank of England as part of a UK government scheme to help companies through the Covid-19 downturn – Channel News Asia/Reuters

Liverpool Football Club and education publisher Pearson have agreed a partnership to create a ‘BTEC’ qualification in sport, fitness and physical activity, available globally – Saudi Gazette

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is considering staging the Indian Premier League in another country, as it attempts to salvage the 2020 season amid the Covid-19 pandemic – Times of India

The Pakistan Cricket Board is cutting jobs, although says it is not because of the Covid-19 business downturn – Dawn

The International Cricket Council is considering allowing teams to substitute players that test positive for Covid-19 during Test matches – Sky Sports

New Zealand’s government has distributed NZ$4.6m to professional sports organisations in the country to help them get back up and running after the Covid-19 shutdown – SuperSport

Three Asia-Pacific Badminton World Tour events have been cancelled due to Covid-19 – the Australian Open, the Korea Masters and the Hyderabad Open – BWF

Golf’s Asian Tour is tentatively aiming for a return to play in September – Straits Times

All-female motor racing series the W Series has cancelled its 2020 season – Channel News Asia/Reuters