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Umar Kremlev Wins AIBA Presidency, Calls for Urgent Reforms in Boxing

Lausanne, December 12, 2020: Umar Kremlev is the new president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), winning the election on Saturday with 57.33 per cent of the vote. Kremlev has called for unity and reforms in AIBA, the sports body that represents amateur boxing worldwide. The election was held virtually at AIBA’s

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FIFA and UNODC join forces to encourage football to speak out against match-fixing

Zurich, December 10, 2020: FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have joined forces today, International Anti-Corruption Day, for a new campaign encouraging football to speak out against match-fixing and to raise awareness about FIFA’s confidential reporting platforms. Against the backdrop of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19

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Introducing JUDOFEST 2020

Lausanne, December 9, 2020: As a special holiday treat for the end of a complicated and difficult year for everyone, the International Judo Federation has planned an exciting day-long online judo festival – JUDOFEST 2020. The festival will feature top athletes, coaches, highlight programmes, and panel discussions on a variety of judo-related

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CGF CoCom praise “flexibility and resilience” of Birmingham 2022 in facing COVID-19 challenges

London, December 8, 2020: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission has praised the flexibility and resilience of Birmingham 2022 in handling the significant challenges created by COVID-19. The CGF Coordination Commission (CoCom) is responsible for delivery oversight of the Commonwealth Games and task with monitoring Games delivery to scope, schedule and

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IOC EB confirms all equestrian disciplines and quotas for Paris 2024

Lausanne, December 7, 2020: All three equestrian disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Eventing – have been formally confirmed for the Paris 2024 Olympic programme. In addition, the six events – team and individual across each of the three disciplines – and the full quota of 200 athlete/horse combinations have also been endorsed.

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ISA celebrates IOC confirmation of Surfing at Paris 2024 Olympics

By Daniel Rollinson, La Jolla, California, December 7, 2020: The (ISA) today welcomes and celebrates the confirmation from the (IOC) Executive Board of Surfing on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Programme – with Tahiti as the selected location. The IOC decision is a significant milestone in the sport’s journey to long-term, permanent

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Sport Climbing officially added to PARIS 2024 sports programme!

Torino, December 7, 2020: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today officially confirmed that Sport Climbing has included on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The decision marks a high watermark in the history of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), following on from the sport’s inclusion

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FIFA launches new global volunteer programme to mark International Volunteer Day

Zurich, December 5, 2020: Recognising the vital contribution that volunteers make to football and FIFA tournaments, and to mark International Volunteer Day, FIFA has today announced the launch of a brand-new global volunteer programme, aimed at harnessing the passion for and interest in football around the world. Aligned with FIFA’s overall vision

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ISA Welcomes New APP World Tour 2021 StandUp Paddle Season

By Daniel Rollinson, La Jolla, California, December 5, 2020: The ISA today welcomes the APP World Tour’s confirmed schedule for the 2021 season – which will see the world’s best SUP athletes, competing at iconic destinations across the world on the sport’s only professional tour. The expansion of the APP World Tour

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Striking new logo unveiled for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

Mies, December 4, 2020: The official logo of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 was unveiled on Friday as part of the launch of FIBA’s new #DontMissABeat campaign. The concept for the newly unveiled logo for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 stems from three key elements: a heart, the Naismith Trophy