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Palestine FA gets full backing of AFC ExCo

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26, 2013: The AFC Executive Committee on Tuesday fully backed Palestine Football Association (PFA) in its efforts towards free movement of players, officials and football equipment. A Task Force, formed by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter involving officials from FIFA, UEFA, AFC, Palestine FA and the Israel FA, is

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China national team and Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi won the AFC Player of the Year award

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26, 2013: China national team and Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi won the AFC Player of the Year award at a glittering ceremony on Tuesday. Zheng Zhi became the first Chinese player to win this accolade since Fan Zhiyi claimed Asian football’s highest individual accolade in 2001. Guanzhou Evergrande’s

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Sochi 2014 Paralympics set to break viewing records: Newly re-elected IPC President looks ahead to the next winter Paralympics and urges the Russian public to get behind the Games

Athens – Greece, Nov 26, 2013: To mark 100 days to go until the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Wednesday (27 November), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Games are set to receive more broadcast coverage than ever before and reach more viewers. Around 750 athletes from 45

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AFC and partners launch ‘One Goal’ campaign: • AFC, World Vision, Royal DSM, GAIN and AFDP partner to ensure nutrition for every child across Asia – through the power of football • Campaign brings together key corporate, sports, nutrition and development experts to ensure that children across Asia eat, live and play right

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25, 2013: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today kicked off the ‘One Goal’ campaign along with partners World Vision, DSM, Global Alliance for Improving Nutrition (GAIN) and the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP), as part of the AFC Awards. Focused on providing nutrition for every child in Asia, by

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Afghanistan gives beach volleyball a jump-start

Kabul – Afghanistan, Nov 25, 2013: Landlocked Afghanistan is not an obvious place for beach volleyball to take off. The country does not boast one beach, winter temperatures plunge far below zero, and conservative dress codes make the standard uniforms for female players unthinkable. Even the sand in Kabul is wrong, Yunus

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Endurance Strategic Planning Group seeks National Federations agreement for proposals

Lausanne, Nov 25, 2013: The Endurance Strategic Planning Group (ESPG) has today sent its detailed proposed recommendations to the National Federations requesting rapid feedback. The proposals are designed to address the issues within Endurance and are specifically geared towards reducing the incidence of doping and injuries, as well as putting in place

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Great Britain’s Sir Philip Craven has been re-elected as President of the International Paralympic Committee, for a fourth successive term

Athens – Greece, Nov 24, 2013: Great Britain’s Sir Philip Craven has been re-elected as President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for a fourth successive term following Sunday’s (24 November) elections at the 16th IPC General Assembly in Athens, Greece. The 63-year-old five-time Paralympian, who was first elected as IPC President

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport partially upholds WADA’s appeal against Anthony West and FIM

Nov 22, 2013: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal arbitration procedure between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Australian professional motorcycle rider Anthony West and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The appeal filed by WADA has been partially upheld, the FIM decision to

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2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas by the numbers

London, Nov 22, 2013: A total of 536 players from 125 nations have contested the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in another memorable year for the competition. Czech Republic, led by Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek, became the eighth nation to win back-to-back titles after defeating Serbia 3-2 in the Final

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Nominees Named for IRB Player of the Year 2013 Award: • Award to cap an exciting international year • Fans to cast their votes at official RWC Facebook page • Announcement to be made at the end of the November Tests

Dublin – Ireland, Nov 22, 2013: The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist for the prestigious IRB Player of the Year Award, with the winner set to be revealed following the final matches of the November window. The 2013 nominees are: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales and British &