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IOC and IPC praise engagement and optimisations central to Paris 2024’s plans to deliver new era of Games

Lausanne, December 2, 2020: On 1 and 2 December 2020, a joint Delivery Partners Meeting, a Coordination Commission update and a Joint Steering Forum, involving the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Paris 2024 and its local stakeholders, were organised remotely. This gave the Organising Committee the opportunity to

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CGF Coordination Commission set for virtual review of Birmingham 2022

London, December 2, 2020: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission will be receiving its latest updates on Birmingham 2022 preparations through a series of virtual sessions over the coming week. The Coordination Commission (CoCom) is responsible for delivery oversight of the Commonwealth Games and is tasked with monitoring Games delivery to

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World’s Greatest Women’s Boxer Claressa Shields signs with the PFL to take on the sport of MMA

New York, December 1, 2020: Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative league in the world, today announced the signing of Claressa Shields, considered the best female boxer in the world. The 25-year old American is a three-division boxing world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Shields, who has

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Ma Long and Sun Yingsha crowned champions at WTT Macao

November 29, 2020: Ma Long and Sun Yingsha showed their star quality as they won the respective men’s and women’s titles at WTT Macao on Sunday 29 November 2020. In two all-Chinese finals, Ma Long, the no.3 seed, overcame Wang Chuqin, no.7 seed (11-5, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5, 10-11, 11-8) as Sun Yingsha,

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IPC and Commonwealth Games Federation form new partnership

November 25, 2020: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have signed a new co-operation agreement that will strengthen Para sport at the Commonwealth Games and across the Commonwealth. As a major global multi-sport event that first featured Para athletes at the 1994 edition, the Commonwealth Games has

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BWF and Special Olympics International publish global development strategy

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25, 2020: Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategy to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of badminton. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in

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Greg Barclay elected as independent ICC Chair

Dubai, Nov 25, 2020: Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, has been a director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 and is currently NZC’s representative on the board of the International Cricket Council. He will step down from his position at NZC to lead the ICC in an independent capacity. He was

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Professional Fighters League continues to expand international coverage for 2021 season

Titan Channel in Spain and Latin America, Sky New Zealand, and Digi Communications N.V. in Czech Republic to Distribute PFL’s Regular Season, Playoff and Finals, While also Featuring PFL’s Original Content and Archived Fight Library By Loren Mack, New York, November 24, 2020: Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most

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First women Medical Officers appointed in AFC men’s club competition

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 24, 2020: Dr. Zohreh Haratian and Dr. Bahar Hassanmiraei from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Janis Ann Figueroa Espino-De Vera from the Philippines and Dr. Liesel Geertsema from New Zealand have joined the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) history books by becoming the first women Medical Officers to be

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World leaders at G20 Summit express support for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022

Lausanne, Nov 22, 2020: The world’s leaders assembled at the virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted by the G20 presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have expressed their strong support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The final declaration of the Summit said: