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Referee trios and support duos appointed for 2014 FIFA World Cup™

Zurich, Jan 15, 2014: The FIFA Referees Committee, meeting in Zurich yesterday (14 January 2014) under the chairmanship of Jim Boyce (Northern Ireland), has appointed 25 referee trios and eight support duos representing 43 different countries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. FIFA has implemented a comprehensive programme to ensure that


FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2013/2014 – Pacific and Central European League Updates, Russia’s Dorofeeva dominates Central European League while Australia’s Hanna tops Pacific series

Lausanne, Jan 15, 2014: Tatiana Dorofeeva was the runaway winner of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Central European League 2013/2014 which concluded at Minsk, Belarus last October. Runner-up on home soil at the second leg in Nizhniy Novgorod last June, the 48-year-old Russian rider posted the winning Freestyle score in Moscow in


World league: Montenegro, Serbia and Hungary strengthen lead

Lausanne, Jan 15, 2014: With the European preliminaries well underway for the men’s and women’s FINA Water Polo World League, 2014 promises to be another exciting year for water polo. The third round of the men’s preliminaries was held on January 14, with the teams of Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro each


BASKETBALL IN EUROPE: Les Bleus Win Athlete of the Year Award

Germany, Jan 15, 2014: Radio France announced on Wednesday that the men’s basketball senior national team in its entirety has been elected by the public as the French Athlete of the Year (Le Sportif Français) for 2013. The French national team, who conquered the EuroBasket 2013 title last September in Slovenia in


EUROBASKET 2015: Mascot Design Competition Launched

Germany, Jan 15, 2014: The EuroBasket 2015 Local Organising Commitee (LOC) launched on Wednesday an open competition for the design of the event‘s official mascot. The task of the contest is to design the official mascot of EuroBasket 2015 in Ukraine and make it a real symbol of the tournament. “The mascot


Molten new official ball partner of IHF

Basle, Jan 15, 2014: Molten Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of competition quality sports balls, is the new official ball partner of the International Handball Federation. Molten Corporation and the International Handball Federation have signed an agreement naming Molten the official game ball of the IHF. Molten’s Elite x5000 series


IOC awards 2014-2016 broadcast rights In Sub-Saharan Africa

Lausanne, Jan 15, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa* to Infront Sports & Media AG for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2nd Summer Youth


FIFA’s direct financial support reaches USD 1 billion mark

Zurich, Jan 14, 2014: A landmark announcement in the history of FIFA’s development initiatives was made at the Home of FIFA today, 14 January 2014, with the direct financial support programmes of world football’s governing body hitting the USD 1 billion mark for the first time since their inception by FIFA President


FIFA and Visa extend relationship until 2022

Zurich, Jan 14, 2014: FIFA and Visa, the leading global electronic payments company, today announced the extension of their relationship until 2022. As a top-level FIFA Partner, this extension secures Visa’s global marketing rights and product category exclusivity for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and


IAGOC sets the scene for 2014 Incheon Asian Games

Incheon – Korea, Jan 14, 2014: The Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) has set the scene for this year’s Asian Games with a detailed report on the progress and preparations – as well as the chances of DPR Korea taking part. The Press Release is as follows: The year 2014 that