Round-Up: Fifa’s $1.5bn relief fund, Chinese Olympic stream breaks 85m, DAZN Japan cable deal, and more

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Fifa is investing $1.5bn (€1.3bn) of its reserves in a Covid-19 relief fund for national federations – Reuters/CNA

New Zealand Rugby and Australia’s National Rugby League are in talks about a potential cross-code national team game between the All Blacks and the Kangaroos – New Zealand Herald

An online streaming event on Tuesday featuring 350 Chinese Olympic athletes, fans and celebrities attracted an audience of more than 85m. The event was organised by the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organising Committee, and technology company and Olympics sponsor Alibaba Group – SportsMoney.cn

DAZN will be made available on more than 50 Japanese cable television platforms this year, under a deal between the OTT sports operator and the Japan Cable and Telecommunications Association – DAZN

David Beckham is backing a new global esports talent development company, Guild Esports, that launched yesterday – Esports Insider

The LPGA Tour of Japan began its 2020 season yesterday following suspension due to Covid-19 – Japan Today

The Chinese Super League may restart in mid-to-late July, Huang Shenghua, CEO of the Guangzhou R&F team, has said – Xinhua

Super Rugby Aotearoa is attracting larger crowds and television audiences in New Zealand than Super Rugby was before it was shut down due to Covid-19 – Reuters/CNA

Business services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and education services company EF Education First have been unveiled as sponsors of the 2021 Chengdu Universiade – SportsMoney.cn