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Sports stars are buying teams – even in China

Increasingly in the sports world, former Рand even current Рsports stars are taking ownership stakes in franchises. Could China be part of this growing trend? 

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Maradona wins China court battle – but will he get paid?

Diego Armando Maradona, the scourge of English soccer fans and the Italian taxman, has just achieved perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments of his storied career: winning a case in a Chinese court. Continue reading Maradona wins China court battle Рbut will he get paid?

Michael Jordan and his Chinese alter ego

In today’s Sports Talk column, I look at the ongoing Jordan vs Qiaodan case. Qiaodan is a HUGE company here (1.7 billion yuan in revenue in 2012), and is keen to clear all obstacles on the road to IPO and further riches, but the whole company has for years pretended to be the official Michael Jordan representative in China. It’s not, of course, but it’s done a great job fooling the public.

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Completely different: note the closed fist on the Qiaodan silhouette

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