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North and South Korea to submit joint team for Asian Games

North and South Korea have agreed to form some combined teams at the Asian Games in August this year. In an effort to promote reconciliation, including opening military hotlines and arranging reunions for families of...

Australia’s FIH Pro League Host Venues Locked-in

Hockey Australia (HA) has today announced three of four host venues for the inaugural FIH Pro League to commence in January 2019. Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney will host the world’s nine best men’s and women’s teams on a...

SGIO will not renew partnership with Eagles after 30-years

Western Australia Insurer SGIO will end its 30-year partnership with West Coast Eagles AFL team at the end of the season. The two brands have been synonymous since SGIO joined the Eagles as a co-major sponsor in 1988...

Nine walks away from Australian Open deal

Channel Nine has failed to secure the broadcast rights for the Australian Open tennis this summer from rival Seven West Media. The two networks have been in discussions about whether Seven would sell the rights to its...

Suncorp Stadium to host NRL Magic Round in 2019

All 16 NRL clubs will play the inaugural Magic Round at Brisbane’s Suncorp stadium in 2019. The concept will see Round Nine of next year’s NRL Premiership played over three days from May 10-12. In an announcement...

WWE is heading to Australia in October

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has confirmed the Super Show-Down will be held at the MCG in October this year. WWE is an American integrated media and entertainment company that is primarily known for professional...

Hockey Australia Signs 5 Year Deal With Fox Sports

Hockey Australia has inked a new five-year deal with Fox Sports Australia, giving fans access to live and exclusive HD coverage of the Hockey Pro League, Hockey World Cups, Champions Trophies and Olympic Qualification...

Over $220,000 in grants awarded to local sport clubs

A joint effort from the Australian Sports Foundation and Australia Post has awarded over $220,000 in Giving4Grassroots™ (G4G™) grants to increase long-term sport participation amongst all genders, cultures, abilities...

NRL on track to over take AFL in audience numbers

Apart from Thursday nights tv ratings, NRL is on track to beat the AFL in premiership season audience numbers for the first time in six years. Thursday Nights AFL audience was 416,000 with 223,000 in Melbourne and...

Brisbane City Council to spend millions on new sport fields

As part of the flood mitigation buy-back scheme, Brisbane City Council will spend millions to turn the unusable land into sporting fields. The 2018-19 budget revealed the council would spend $40 million over three years...

Dacia Becomes Major Sponsor Of England Rugby League

Romanian car manufacturer Dacia has inked a deal to become the principal partner of England Rugby League. The four-year deal starts with this year’s Denver Test and International Series against the New Zealand Kiwis...