Categories: Sports

Delays Threaten India's Commonwealth Games

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 17

October's New Delhi Commonwealth Games* were supposed to be for India what the 2008 Beijing Olympics were for China, the big sporting event showcasing the country's arrival as an economic...

Yang’s PGA Championship Win Boosts Golf in Korea

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on August 17

South Korean golfer Y.E. Yang’s surprise win in Sunday’s U.S. PGA Championship will certainly boost the sport’s standing in his country. After all Yang became the first Asia-born man to...

India's terror threat and Allen Stanford stymie cricket's goldrush

Posted by: Ian Rowley on March 26

So much for cricket’s brave new world. A year ago the game, which dates back four centuries, was brimming with a newly found optimism. A new tournament in India, which...

In Japan, A Victory For Baseball and TV Tech

Posted by: Kenji Hall on March 24

It was one of those days in Tokyo when cellphone TVs were the indispensable gadget to own. Japan, gunning for its second straight World Baseball Classic title, was playing Korea in the championship game, at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles.

Return of Olympic Hero Liu Xiang Good News for China's Fans and Coke

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on March 09

Here’s some good news for China’s sports fans. Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang, who was forced to pull out of the Beijing games last August because of injury, has arrived back...

Stanford fraud scandal: Stumped by Sir Allen

Posted by: Ian Rowley on February 18

Perhaps it shows lack of journalistic instinct on my part but when I interviewed Sir Allen Stanford--the Texan billionaire at the center of a $8 billion fraud allegation--in September we...

Australian Open Needs to Open More to Asia

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 30

As anybody who has watched even a few minutes of the Australian Open can tell you, Kia is a big sponsor of the year’s first big tennis tournament. The Korean...

Federer is Back but Asia Hopes Dim for Tennis Tour

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 19

A year ago, Roger Federer capped off another amazing year by playing a series of exhibition matches against Pete Sampras, the only man to have won more Grand Slams, in...

Japan's Sumo Mired in Drug Scandal

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 08

Drug scandals in the sporting world aren’t uncommon these days. Usually they’re about athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs to get an unfair advantage, as was the case at this year’s...

PwC on Why Chinese Win Medals and Indians Don't

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 25

Readers of this blog sometimes like to point to the dearth of Indian Olympic medal winners as some kind of big reflection of the country’s problems. Surely if India had...

Japan's Olympic swimmers want to wear Speedos

Posted by: Ian Rowley on June 09

An Olympic year is usually a great opportunity for sportswear manufacturers to show off their wares, but the run up to the Beijing Games this summer isn't going at all...

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