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Bolt and Ayana crowned Athletes of the Year

Monte Carlo, Dec 2, 2016: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday (2). Bolt, who won the award five times between 2008 and 2013, added to his

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Özil assists next generation at Laureus project

London, Dec 2, 2016: He’s known as the ‘Assist King’, famous for using his incredible vision, skill and creativity to give his Arsenal and Germany team-mates the opportunity to score goals, but yesterday Laureus Ambassador Mesut Özil was focussed on his other passion: assisting young people through sport and giving back to

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Injured Zhang Jike Withdraws from World Tour

Lausanne, Dec 2, 2016: Chinese superstar ZHANG Jike has withdrawn from the Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals with an ankle injury. The injury is the same one that forced the world number four to pull out from the recent Austrian and Swedish ITTF World Tour events last month. The

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EUSA Executive Committee meeting in Belgrade

Belgrade, Dec 2, 2016: European University Sports Association (EUSA) held its second Executive Committee meeting of the year in the Serbian capital on November 11 and 12, 2016. Hosted by the University Sport Federation of Serbia (USSS), the meeting was held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belgrade. As reported, prior to

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President Hollande welcomes French medallists

By Robert Fawdon, Paris, France, Dec 1, 2016: French Olympians and Paralympians who won medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games today joined the President of the French Republic, Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace for a special celebration to mark Team France’s record-breaking performance at this year’s Games. Following

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Standing tall for clean athletes

Monaco, Dec 01, 2016: Trust, integrity and protecting clean athletes were the focus of the IAAF’s 207th Council Meeting ahead of a Special Congress to approve revolutionary reforms on Saturday 3 December. In his opening remarks to Council, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: “now is not the time to take our foot

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Abu Dhabi as Asia’s finest are honoured

Abu Dhabi, Dec 1, 2016: After an unforgettable 2016, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) celebrated the continent’s most exceptional and memorable triumphs in a grand ceremony tonight in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. In his welcome address at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al

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Protecting Sport Integrity is a shared and collective

By Will Shand, Budapest, Nov 30, 2016: Collective, ICSS Chairman, Mohammed Hanzab, spoke at the 14th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport this week and highlighted how protecting the integrity of sport is a shared responsibility and one that all organisations and individuals working across the sports industry can

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Hafeez allowed to resume bowling by the ICC

Dubai, Nov 30, 2016: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that following remedial work and reassessment, the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket. On 17 November, Hafeez underwent a reassessment of his bowling action at

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New refugee camp programme in Zambia

Zambia, November 30th, 2016: While in 2015 the International Judo Federation, through the activities of its Judo for Peace Commission, launched its first programme in the Syrian refugee camps on the Turkish border (watch the video), a new program to support refugees was launched a few days ago in northern Zambia. Vibrant