Rowing and canoe venues high on the agenda for Rio 2016
SOCHI, April 23, 2015 - With
just 470 days left until the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic games, the
organizers feel the preparations are well under way in the Brazilian city. Rio,
spearheaded by Carlos ...
European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen hosts media in Sochi
SOCHI, April 23, 2015 - President Svein Arne Hansen
rounded off his visit to the SportAccord Convention in Sochi, Russia, by
hosting a reception for key media representatives on Wednesday. The
President gave an overview of a busy first few days ...
Vizer: Let us awaken sport not war
SOCHI, April 24, 2015 - It has been a tumultuous week at the SportAccord convention in the Russian city of Sochi. But the man at the centre of the storm has remained calm. On Thursday the president Marius Vizer addressed the customary closing press conference, ...
Malawians look to football to ease xenophobic tensions
LILONGWE, April 23, 2015 - The disturbing attacks on foreigners that has claimed lives of tens of foreigners including a Malawian and left over 400 displaced, has in a way isolated South Africa with most of its frequent visitors avoiding the rainbow ...
Three day basketball tournament kicks off in Kabul
KABUL, April 23, 2015 -
The Afghanistan National police want to bring peace through
sport in the country by organizing a series of tournaments in the country
between police and the youth.
Men's Basketball tournament was ...
SportAccord President stands by his rattling attack on the IOC argues 'we don't need cardinals of sport'
SOCHI, April 22, 2015 - A day after he launched a scathing attack on the
IOC, SportAccord president Marius Vizer says he has no regrets as he spoke the
truth which nobody can prevent, and is instead challenging ...
PCC and WADA form anti-doping research partnership
COLORADO SPRINGS, April 22, 2015 – The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today provided a significant boost to clean sport through the announcement of a multi-year anti-doping research partnership. The ...
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London Olympia wins Best Press Office award for Longines FEI World Cup Jumping series
April 21, 2015 - The London International Horse Show, Olympia (GBR) has
been unveiled as the “Best Press Office” for the Longines FEI World CupJumping Western European League 2014/2015, following voting by global
Olympia press ...
Mayor of Sochi: 'We have created our own legacy'
SOCHI, April 22, 2015 - At the SportAccord
convention Sochi’s mayor Anatoly Pakhomov reflected on the impact of the 2014
Sochi Winter (Para)Olympic Games and lauded the olympic legacy.
“The Olympic and Paralympic legacy cannot
be underestimated,” ...
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IOC Executive Board Meeting and 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Information for the media
LAUSANNE, April 22, 2015 - 1) GENERAL INFORMATION: The 128th IOC Session will be held from 31 July to 3 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It will be preceded by a meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) from 28 to 30 July. The 128th IOC Session will ...
SportAccord convention in Sochi: signing of an agreement on cooperation between FIAS and FISU
SOCHI, April 22, 2015 -
During the SportAccord
Convention held in the capital of the Olympic Games-2014 a historic event for
sambo has happened. An agreement on the cooperation between the International
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Gwangju Universiade signs partnership agreements with local bodies
GWANGJU, April 22, 2015 - The Gwangju 2015 Universiade Organizing Committee
(GUOC) signed partnership agreements with two local bodies on Wednesday, April
The GUOC signed an agreement with the ...
FIFA candidates called to answer by human rights pressure groups
LONDON, April 22, 2015 - The four candidates for the FIFA presidency are being pressed to commit themselves to human rights, labour rights and anti-corruption issues at forthcoming World Cups.The world football federation drew predictable and unprecedented ...
Olympic channel sparks television revenue discontent among federations
SOCHI, April 22, 2015 - The Olympic TV channel remains a hotly
debated topic. It sparked discussions at the ASOIF general assembly at
SportAccord about another heavily contested issue- the sharing of TV revenue
money from major events, mainly Rio ...
Afghanistan cricket board seek 'home' grounds in India
KABUL, April 22, 2015 -
For the first time Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, The Afghan
President, is scheduled to visit India next week. Due to the Afghanistan
cricket board chairman Nasimullah Danish, the Afghanistan ...
Nedbank sponsors cricket fiesta 2015
LILONGWE, April 22, 2015 - Malawi leading multi-national bank, Nedbank has pumped in $1 1 62 (MK500 000) into this Sunday’s first ever Sri Lankan Cricket Fiesta (SLCF) 2015 to be held at Country Club Limbe, the bank and organisers announced on Monday.Speaking ...
NBA to play first game in Africa on August 1
JOHANNESBURG, April 22, 2015 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that the NBA’s first game in Africa will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...
No joy: SportAccord holds opening ceremony under strained circumstances
SOCHI, April 21, 2015 – The opening
ceremony of the 2015 SportAccord Convention was held at Sochi’s iconic Iceberg
Skating Palace on Monday night, however the event was largely overshadowed by Marius
Vizer’s outlash at the IOC earlier in the day.
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Barshim, Mouna sweep Arab Athlete of the Year Awards
DOHA, April 21, 2015 - Qatari track and field star Mutaz Essa
Barshim bagged the coveted Arab Sportsman of the Year award at a glittering
Arab Union Referendum Ceremony for the Best Athlete and Best Arab Team for the
Year of 2014, hosted by the ...