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Morocco 2026 unveil FIFA World Cup Winning captain, Lothar Matthäus, as new bid ambassador

By Tom Lloyd, Rabat, Morocco, May 18, 2018: Morocco 2026 is pleased to welcome the support of the iconic Lothar Matthäus, former captain of the German national team and winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup (bid ambassador Lothar Matthäus). Matthäus, a legend of world football, has expressed his delight in supporting

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AFC and Special Olympics Asia Pacific announce partnership

Kuala Lumpur, May 18, 2018: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote social inclusion through football across Asia. The partnership will see 2 organisations deliver football development programmes for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Asia Pacific region.

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WADA Foundation Board endorses budget increase to strengthen agency’s capacity to deliver clean sport

Montreal, May 17, 2018: Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Foundation Board (Board) was held in Montreal, Canada (WADA Foundation Board). The 38-member Board – which is composed equally of the Sports Movement and Governments of the world – met to discuss progress regarding WADA’s priorities and other important matters concerning the

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Historic day for World Rugby as expanded Council meets for the first time

Dublin, May 17, 2018: On an historic day for World Rugby, 13 new union and regional association representatives have been welcomed onto an expanded World Rugby Council, the sport’s highest decision-making body (World Rugby Council). The new representatives, who joined Council for its annual meeting in Dublin on Wednesday after being appointed

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World champion medallists to debut at Mainhatten Cup

Germany, May 17, 2018: The World Para Dance Sport season continues with the Mainhatten Cup from Saturday (19 May) in Frankfurt, Germany, and the competition has drawn many of the top Para dancers regionally ahead of the forthcoming 2018 European Championships (Mainhatten Cup). Sixty athletes from 15 countries are expected to participate

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50 Days To Go! Groups, schedule unveiled for WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship

Lausanne, May 17, 2018: Marking 50 days prior to Opening Day, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled the groups and a 54-game schedule for the XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship, which will be staged from 7-15 July in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada (XII WBSC Junior Softball). The 13

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Panama hosts their first Olympic Solidarity-supported ISA Courses

La Jolla, California, May 16, 2018: The International Surfing Association (ISA) has continued to push the development of Surfing around the globe by accessing one of the many benefits of Olympic inclusion, the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Solidarity development programme, to hold ISA Coaching and Water Safety Courses in Panama (Olympic Solidarity

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AFC Grassroots Football Day 2018 sets new record for the sixth year running

Kuala Lumpur, May 15, 2018: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) ambition, under its Vision and Mission, to grow the popularity of football across the continent marked a significant milestone today as a record 41 Member Associations (MA) pledged to celebrate the AFC Grassroots Football Day 2018. The latest achievement demonstrates the continued

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Shashank Manohar elected unopposed to serve second term as independent ICC Chairman

Dubai, May 15, 2018: Shashank Manohar will serve a second term as the independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was the sole nominee put forward by the ICC Board (Shashank Manohar independent ICC Chairman). Manohar, who became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016, will continue for a

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Inaugural Match Scheduled for Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium

Dublin, May 15, 2018: The newly built Rugby World Cup 2019 venue Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Iwate Prefecture will be opened on 19 August 2018 with a memorial match between the Kamaishi Seawaves Rugby Football Club and Top League side Yamaha Jubilo. The event will see the beginning of a new