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Hassan Moustafa re-elected as IHF president at Congress in Antalya

By Gunter Pfeistlinger and Courtney Gahan, AIPS Handball Commission


IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, 5 and 6 December 2017 - Information for the media

LAUSANNE, November 17, 2017 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) will meet in Lausanne on 5 and 6 December 2017. A decision with regard to the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be taken by the IOC Executive Board, based on the findings of the two Commissions led by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, and IOC Member Denis Oswald. A press conference will be organised to announce the decision at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 5 December. The EB is also scheduled to receive ...


Great demand for 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets

ZURICH, November 17, 2017 - Just 24 hours after resuming ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, a total of 159,402 tickets (98% of the currently available inventory) have been allocated to fans from around the world through, with only a few products still available in this sales period. As a result of the very high demand, virtually the full inventory of tickets was allocated to fans, with only special-access tickets (SATs) left a few hours after the current ticket sales period opened. Details on the eligibility criteria ...
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AIPS condemns violent verbal attack on Algerian journalist by national team coach

LAUSANNE, November 16, 2017 - Algeria national team coach Rabah Madjer has verbally attacked local radio journalist Maamar Djebbour during a press conference following Algeria’s 3-0 friendly win against the Central African Republic on November 14, calling him “the enemy of the national team”.   After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Algerian football federation sacked Lucas Alcaraz and appointed Madjer for his fourth term at the helm of the national team on October 18 (after stints in 1994-1995, 1999, 2001-2002). He ...


More than 1000 Olympians register for OLY

LAUSANNE, November 16, 2017 - Olympians from around the world are thanking the World Olympians Association for its landmark OLY initiative. Over 1000 Olympian have registered for OLY following  the first five days of its launch. The 1000-strong group includes Olympians from all over the world representing both summer and winter Olympic sports including Ato Bolden OLY (Athletics, TRI), Ronald Rossi OLY (Luge, USA) and IOC Member Nicole Hoevertsz OLY (Synchronised Swimming, ARU), Konstantin Schad OLY (Snowboard Cross, GER), Dame Kelly Holmes OLY (Athletics, ...
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