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A Royal countdown to Lillehammer 2016 – one year to go!

Lausanne, Feb 12, 2015: Celebrations to mark one year to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 were kicked off last night in the heart of the host city by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway as he unveiled the OMEGA countdown clock showing 365 days to go.

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FIFA Women’s Football Survey results and funding application approvals revealed

Zurich, Feb 11, 2015: A new FIFA Women’s Football Survey has been made available today, with the results being used to provide recommendations across all six confederations. FIFA has also revealed 298 women’s football projects that have been approved so far for 2015 for 120 member associations. The survey was conducted in

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Invitation to media briefing following the 1st Board meeting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup LOC

Zurich, Feb 11, 2015: The 2022 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) will host a media briefing following the first LOC Board meeting on 25 February 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Ritz Carlton in Doha, Qatar. Updates on the progress of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will be given

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All Star Cast on Show to Kick Start 2015 World Tour Super Series

Lausanne, Feb 11, 2015: The who’s who of table tennis are all in Kuwait City ready for the Kuwait Open, which is the first GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Super Series of the year starting today (11 February 2015) and running until Sunday 15 February 2015. The Super Series is the

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The CAS Annuls the decision of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Lausanne, Feb 11, 2015: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the arbitration between the football club Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (JSK / Algeria) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Algerian club, sanctioned by its own federation following incidents at the match between JSK

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Media accreditation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 is now open

Zurich, Feb 10, 2015: FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for media representatives wishing to cover the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 (30 May – 20 June 2015) is now open via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is Friday, 1 May 2015.

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WSA hails new British Open agreement

London, Feb 10, 2015: The Women’s Squash Association is hailing the ‘wonderful commitment’ by Dr Assem Allam to extend the sponsorship of the prestigious British Open in Hull for a further three years, including the goal to provide prize-money parity by 2017. The Allam British Open Squash Championships are set to return

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ISU World Team Trophy 2015 Media Accreditation

Lausanne, Feb 10, 2015: Media are informed that accreditations for the ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating which will take place in Tokyo (JPN) on Apri 16-19, 2015 are now open. All accreditations are to be done through the ISU Online Media Accreditation system which is accessible on the ISU website

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China’s Li Xiaopeng and Yang Yang Announced as Laureus Academy Members

Shanghai, Feb 10, 2015: Yang Yang and Li Xiaopeng have been elected the newest members of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Legendary speed skater and International Olympic Committee member Yang Yang and Chinese Olympic gymnast Li Xiaopeng now become the 49th and 50th members of the Laureus Academy, a unique collection of

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IOC Executive Board meetings in Rio de Janeiro, 26 to 28 February 2015 – Information for the media

Lausanne, Feb 9, 2015: The IOC Executive Board (EB) will meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 26 to 28 February 2015. The EB will consider the priorities for implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, and is scheduled to receive reports from various IOC commissions, as well as updates on the activities of