Asia-Pacific

The Super Rugby AU competition is still searching for a title sponsor and a media-rights deal in the UK ahead of the 2021 season start on Friday - Sydney Morning Herald

Fifa has appointed two chief operating officers for the Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.

There are still question marks over whether this year's planned trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition can go ahead. The tournament is scheduled to start in May

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said she will not attend a four-party meeting involving IOC chief Thomas Bach this month following controversial remarks about women by Tokyo Games organising committee chief…

Indian Premier League title sponsor Vivo, the Chinese mobile phone maker, is reported to be looking to end its deal early

Tokyo 2020 organising committee head Yoshiro Mori is under heavy pressure following his sexist comments last week about women talking too much at meetings

US president Joe Biden's administration signalled it has no plans to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, following pressure over China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang

Wanda Sports delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange on Friday - Caixin Global (subscription required)

Tokyo Olympics news: 60 per cent of Japanese companies are in favour of the Games going ahead, according to an NHK poll - Reuters/CNA

Tokyo Olympics news: Test events for marathon and track and field competitions will take place in Japan in May; The WHO is providing risk management advice to the IOC regarding the Tokyo Olympics, and …

Games publisher Konami has seen off interest from rival EA Sports to secure a licensing and sponsorship rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation for the 2021-24 cycle

New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey said he will leave his role "in the coming months"

World Athletics unveiled a 191-race calendar across 49 countries for its 2021 Label Road Race series, beginning with the Osaka Women’s Marathon in Japan on January 31 - World Athletics T

Fifa is offering Visa credit card holders in Qatar access to a special presale of Club World Cup tickets, for the competition that starts on February 4

Chinese conglomerate Suning is looking to sell a stake of up to 40 per cent in its Italian Serie A football club Inter Milan, and is in talks with UK-based private equity firm BC Partners - Reuters/CNA Adi

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka became a brand ambassador for French fashion label Louis Vuitton - CNN

Fuse, the sponsorship activation and strategy agency owned by Omnicom Media Group, has launched a Singapore-based operation to head up its activities in the Asia-Pacific region