News: Government

Study suggests major sporting events fail to inspire mass physical activity

The assumption that major sporting events and national team victories inspire exercise participation and physical activity among the wider population has been challenged by a newly released…

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May 25, 2023 ByNigel Benton Events / Fitness / Government / Sport / Wellness /


Indian National Hockey Team secures sponsorship extension from Odisha

The Indian National Hockey Team has secured an extension of its support from the Odisha State Government for the next ten years which will see the partnership run until the end of January…

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May 16, 2023 Events / Finance / Government / Marketing / Sport /


Hong Kong Government cuts tourism funding by 40%

The Hong Kong Government is to reduce funding on its tourism operations - including the loss-making Ocean Park - and marketing by HK$951.5 million (US$121 million) in the 2023/24 financial…

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May 8, 2023 Attractions / Finance / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Saudi Arabia’s NEOM giga-project announces airline launch

NEOM, the Saudi Arabian Government backed giga-project, has announced that it will launch its own airline in 2024. NEOM Airlines is being created to service the linear megacity, beginning…

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Mar 27, 2023 Government / Hospitality / Tourism /


ExerciseNZ’s Richard Beddie to chair IHRSA world exercise event in San Diego

Richard Beddie, Chief Executive of ExerciseNZ, will chair a meeting of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) at their 2023 Convention in the USA city of San…

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Mar 17, 2023 Events / Fitness / Government / Wellness /


Government Minister Erick Thohir named new Chairman of the Football Association of Indonesia 

Erick Thohir, Indonesia's Minister of State Owned Enterprises and a former Chairman of Inter Milan, has been named new Chairman of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI). With…

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Mar 7, 2023 ByNigel Benton Government / Sport /


OCA to invite Russia’s gymnastics and wrestling federations invited to Asian Games

Russia’s gymnastics and wrestling federations have advised that they had been invited to take part in this year’s Asian Games, a move that could potentially pave the way for…

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Feb 20, 2023 Events / Government / Sport / Venues /


Peloton to pay US$19 million to settle case involving recalled treadmill that caused death of child

Interactive fitness platform Peloton has agreed to pay a $19 million fine to resolve a charge by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over a failure to immediately report…

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Jan 11, 2023 Fitness / Government / Legal / Safety /



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