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Update on 2022 Commonwealth Games

London, April 28, 2017: 2022 Commonwealth Games, David Grevemberg CBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation said: “Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the United Kingdom have submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation expressions of interest in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games. This is the first step in a collaborative process that

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Refugee Olympic Athlete Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Lausanne, APR 28, 2017: Yusra Mardini UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, The Syrian swimmer, who competed at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 as a member of the first-ever Refugee Olympic team, has become the youngest goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. From surviving her ordeal of escaping Syria with her elder sister and

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Tennis Anti-Doping Programme to introduce enhanced measures

London, April 28, 2017: The governing bodies of tennis have approved enhanced measures for the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) for 2017, including an increase in the volume of testing and a strengthening of the sample storage policy. Tennis Anti-Doping Programme: These enhancements to the Programme, which is a joint initiative between

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Match officials appointed for FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Zurich, Apr 28, 2017: With only two months to go before the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 kicks off at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on 17 June, FIFA has appointed 36 match officials, representing all six confederations. They have been selected by the FIFA Referees Committee from the list of candidates for

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Double glory for four at the Central Asian Short Course Swimming Tournament

Ashgabat, 27 April 2017: Local hero Merdan Atayev and Kyrgyzstan’s Kristina Panasenko, Vladislav Shuliko and Stanislav Karnaukhov were in the spotlight on the second and final day of the Central Asian Short Course Swimming Tournament in Ashgabat on Thursday. Central Asian Short Course Swimming, The “Fantastic Four” repeated yesterday’s feat and each

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Szeged ready to prove it’s the world’s Sprint Canoe capital

Lausanne, Apr 27, 2017: ICF Canoe Sprint Paracanoe World Cup, For a city that considers itself to be the international home of sprint canoeing, the past two years have felt like an eternity. Of course the criteria can be moulded to suit any argument, but on sheer weight of numbers Szeged in

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World Rugby welcomes Berlin Consensus Statement on concussion in sport

• Berlin Consensus Statement, Expert group publishes comprehensive review of scientific papers on concussion • Rugby continues to be aligned with recommended best practice • Cross-sport approach designed to benefit participants with consistent approach By Dominic Rumbles, Dublin, Apr 27, 2017: Berlin Consensus Statement, World Rugby welcomes the publication of a major new

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16 Reigning Olympic and World Champions confirmed for Doha diamond league 2017 with one week to go

By Nicola Milan, Doha, Qatar, April 2017: Doha diamond league 2017, With just one week to go, the line-up of global superstar athletes that will feature in the Doha 2017 Diamond League promises to be one of the best-ever as Genzebe Dibaba becomes the latest big name to be confirmed. Doha diamond

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Media Accreditation for FIBA Asia Cup 2017 now open

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 27, 2017: Media accreditation is now open for the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon, August 8-20. Media representatives who wish to attend are kindly requested to apply using the FIBA Media Portal The deadline for submitting applications is July 26. The application information submitted will be subject to a review

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Date confirmed for Winter World Masters Games 2020 in Innsbruck

Innsbruck, April 27, 2017: In January 2020 the city of Innsbruck will host the Winter World Masters Games for the first time. In cooperation with the touristic partners, the date for this major international sports event in the heart of the Alps has now been confirmed. The Winter World Masters Games 2020