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Zharishka™ the firebird lands as FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™ Official Mascot

Zurich, August 11, 2021: A dazzling firebird named Zharishka™ has soared in as the Official Mascot of the highly anticipated FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™. Inspired by the Slavic folklore tradition, Zharishka embodies both the traditional traits of a firebird of strength and perseverance and the joy and energy of

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ICC confirms cricket’s Olympic ambition

Dubai, August 10, 2021: The International Cricket Council has today confirmed its intention to bid for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. The ICC has convened a Working Group to lead the bid on behalf of the sport which will be focused on cricket becoming part of the Olympic family for LA

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IOC President’s speech – Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony

Tokyo, August 08, 2021: Please find below the full speech delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today, 8 August 2021. Your Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince,Dear Olympic Friends around the world,Good evening Tokyo, good evening Japan,Dear athletes, Over the

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Tokyo Olympians elect four new members to IOC Athletes’ Commission

Tokyo, August 4, 2021: The athletes at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 have elected Pau Gasol, Maja Włoszczowska, Federica Pellegrini and Yuki Ota to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission (AC), for a term ending at the Olympic Games LA28. The newly elected members join the Commission to represent the athlete

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IOC Young Leaders Programme and Panasonic extend their partnership through to 2024

Lausanne, August 03, 2021: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic has extended its support for the IOC Young Leaders Programme through to 2024. As part of the extension and as the programme’s founding partner, Panasonic will further support the IOC Young Leaders through different initiatives. The

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FIFA launches #ReachOut campaign for better mental health

Zurich, August 02, 2021: FIFA has launched #ReachOut, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of mental health conditions, encourage people to seek help when they need it, and take actions every day for better mental health. With the support of past and current football players, the World Health Organization

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Mete Gazoz wins the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo, Japan, 31 July 2021: The Turkish youngster is the only gold medallist not from Korea. Mete Gazoz has won Turkey’s first-ever Olympic archery medal – and it’s gold. The 22-year-old beat veteran Italian Mauro Nespoli in a five-set final, delivering back-to-back 10s with his final arrows to secure the victory. “I’m

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Prajanchai Outlasts Sam-A To Capture ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title

Singapore, July 30, 2021: ONE Championship™ (ONE) returned Friday, 30 July, with ONE: BATTLEGROUND, which aired live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The show featured five exciting mixed martial arts contests and a main event showdown for the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title. In the main event, Thai phenom Prajanchai PK.Saenchai

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HERO CPL partners with SPORTCOR to feature Kookaburra Smart Ball

Gros Islet, St Lucia, July 30, 2021: At this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) the tournament will use the Kookaburra Smart Ball – powered by Sportcor. This revolutionary ball will be used in a professional league for the first time when Hero CPL gets underway in St Kitts & Nevis on

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Latvia and USA win historic first 3×3 Olympic gold medals

TOKYO (Japan), July 28, 2021: Latvia superstar Karlis Lasmanis hit a shot for the ages and USA confirmed their credentials as the two teams became the first 3×3 Olympic gold medallists after a momentous finale at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. Tournament top scorer Lasmanis sank