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Round-Up: IOC to discuss “frugal” Olympics, Pressure mounts on Thai broadcaster, Pakistan cricket’s sponsorship deal, and more

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The International Olympic Committee will meet today to discuss ways of pushing ahead with plans for a "frugal" Tokyo Games next year. Tokyo is on its highest Covid-19 alert level after a spike in new cases, Governor Yuriko Koike warned Wednesday, as experts said the rising infections were a clear "red flag" - Japan Today/AFP

Thai League 1 champions Chiang Rai United have called on TrueVisions to pay full broadcast rights fees for the sake of the country's football. "TrueVisions is acting like we [Thai football and the company] have never loved each other," Chiang Rai chief adviser Miti Tiyapairat said in a Facebook post. The broadcaster is threatening not to show the end of the extended Thai League 1 football season, and is demanding a reduction in its rights fees for the competition - Bangkok Post

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