Carles Puyol and Luis Figo named latest Laureus Academy Members
LONDON, December 10, 2015 - Global football legends Carles Puyol and Luis Figo have today been
announced as the newest members of the Laureus World Sports Academy. In
their new roles, the two stars will volunteer their time to engage with
the work ...
IAAF ammends entry standards for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
MONACO, December 10, 2015 - At the IAAF Council Meeting on 26 November, changes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games entry standards in 17 events were approved.The International Olympic Committee have since been notified.In
April 2015, the IAAF Council approved ...
Turkish Airlines joins UEFA EURO 2016 as Official Airline Partner
NYON, December 10, 2015 - UEFA and Turkish Airlines are proud to announce that Turkish Airlines is officially joining UEFA EURO 2016’s commercial programme as a global sponsor with exclusive worldwide rights, and will be the Official Airline for the ...
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IOC reaches agreement for broadcast rights in Brazil with Grupo Globo through to 2032
LAUSANNE/RIO DE JANEIRO, December 10, 2015 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the broadcast rights in Brazil for the Olympic Games through to 2032 have been awarded to Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A. (Grupo Globo).The ...
FIBA EuroBasket 2017 host announcement set for Saturday
MIES, December 10, 2015 - The organisers of FIBA EuroBasket 2017 will be announced this Saturday, 12 December, at a ceremony in Munich, Germany.The national federations of Finland, Israel, Poland, Romania and Turkey have applied to organise the 2017 ...
UEFA EURO 2016 tickets go on sale for fans of qualified teams
NYON, December 10, 2015 - UEFA has announced the opening of ticket sales for the fans of the 24 teams which have qualified for UEFA EURO 2016, exclusively via EURO2016.com.A total of 800,000 tickets will be available when the ticket portals open on 14 ...
SJAK partners with League body to deliver Kenya's most lucrative football awards
NAIROBI, December 10, 2015 - The Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) catapulted its reputation to dizzying heights by delivering the country's most lucrative Footballer-of-the-Year Awards (FOYA). In conjunction with Kenya Premier League (KPL), ...
Sports Journalists of Montenegro holds Tennis World Championships for journalists
HERCEG NOVI, Montenegro, December 10, 2015 - The
Association of Sports Journalists of Montenegro recently organized the Tennis World Championships for journalists that gathered 93 male and female players. The host city ...
First three teams confirmed for the eighth-finals at Women's World Championship
December 9, 2015 – Celebrated by more than 10,000 fans at the arena in Herning,
host Denmark clinched their berth for the eighth-finals of the Women’s Handball
World Championship Tuesday night. Beating ...
WPWL 2016 Women: Spain takes Group B's lead, the Netherlands maintain Group A's first spot
TROYES, December 9, 2015 - The third European round of the Women's Water Polo World League 2016, held in Troyes (FRA), Athens (GRE) and Barcelona (ESP) on Tuesday December 8, saw the Spanish squad take the lead of Group B, totalling 8 points. The team ...
Reminder: Media accreditation, deadline: 16 December 2015
ZURICH, December 9, 2015 - FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015, which will take place at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 11 January 2016, is open for yet another week. The deadline for submitting ...
Who will be Laureus worthy when Sports Academy cast their votes?
LONDON, December 9, 2015 - And so it begins.An exciting year of sport has thrown up some potentially classic head-to-head battles to win Laureus World Sports Awards.Usain Bolt v Lewis Hamilton; Serena Williams v Katie Ledecky and All Blacks v FC Barcelona ...
Alibaba E-Auto, the car manufacturing brand of Alibaba Group, signs as Presenting Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup
ZURICH, December 9, 2015 - FIFA has today confirmed an eight-year Presenting Partnership with Alibaba E-Auto, an “Internet car” brand owned by Alibaba Group for the FIFA Club World Cup that will span from 2015 until 2022. The announcement was made at ...
Three World Gymnastics Championships attributed at FIG Executive Committee meeting
LAUSANNE, December 9, 2015 - The
2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships and 2018 Rhythmic
Gymnastics World Championships will be held in Sofia (BUL). The
International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) Executive Committee
attributed these ...
FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 includes 9 events in three clusters
LAUSANNE, December 8, 2015 - FINA has announced the calendar of the FINA/airweave
Swimming World Cup 2016, running from August
through October 2016, and distributing over US$ 2
million in prize ...
Six teams with a clear record after two match days at Women's World Championship
HERNING, December 8, 2015 – On Saturday, the 22nd Women’s Handball World Championship was thrown off in four venues in Denmark. The event marks a crucial step towards the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio, not only as the World Champions directly qualify for ...
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IOC President marks anniversary of Olympic Agenda 2020 with call to renew trust in sport
LAUSANNE, December 8, 2015 - One year to
the day after the unanimous approval of Olympic Agenda 2020 by the 127th IOC
Session in Monaco on 8 December 2014, the IOC has made significant progress
with the implementation of all 40 recommendations.
CONCACAF not to appoint new president, announces interim leadership structure
MIAMI, December 8, 2015 - The Confederation
of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today
announced that the Confederation’s Executive Committee (EXCO) voted unanimously
to not appoint a successor President of CONCACAF ...
Pieth positive on FIFA reform but insists ruling clique must be swept away
BASEL, December 7, 2015 - Mark Pieth, the original FIFA reform leader, has welcomed the
recommendations being put to congress in February. But he has conceded his
surprise at their scope after gloomy earlier signals and maintained an
insistence that ...