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In this week's China sports industry round-up: Sinobo wins Beijing 2022 Olympic village contract; Chinese-owned Aston Villa in trouble after playoff defeat; and reforms make Hainan province golfing destination

The introduction of shorter formats to placate broadcasters and attract time-poor fans can lead to some interesting conflicts of interest for rights-holders. Andy Fry asks how sports can evolve and keep their stakeholders happy at the same time.

The title sponsor of the Boat Race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge has donated its rights to a charity. Rob Ridley finds out why.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) has taken the decision to attribute its 2022 World Championships to Racice in the Czech Republic after initial bids for the event failed to meet its guidelines.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) is to hold its first Indoor World Championships next year as part of plans to capitalise on the growing interest in the discipline.

Jean-Christophe Rolland has been re-elected as president of the World Rowing Federation (FISA), while it has been announced that Bled and Shanghai will host the sport’s World Championships in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

The World Rowing Championships will go ahead as planned in the US state of Florida later this month after organisers said Hurricane Irma caused limited damage in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, where the event is due to be staged.