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Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, a first for Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, May 17, 2019: Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women Rugby World Cup in Africa, the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on

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Basketball World Cup legend Dirk Nowitzki becomes China 2019 global ambassador, joining Yao and Kobe

Mies, May 16, 2019: Former German national team and NBA superstar Basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday (May 16) was revealed as a global ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Nowitzki becomes the third global sporting icon to be named an ambassador of the first-ever 32-team World Cup, joining Yao

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BBC appointed UK radio rights holder for Rugby World Cup 2019

Dublin, May 16, 2019: World Rugby has awarded the UK live radio commentary rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 to the BBC (UK radio rights). The deal means that BBC radio is the exclusive destination for UK rugby fans to hear radio match commentary, offering audiences across the nation extensive coverage throughout

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ITU President, Marisol Casado, appointed for the Los Angeles 2028 IOC Coordination Commission

Lausanne, May 16, 2019: ITU is pleased to announce that President and IOC member ITU President Marisol Casado has been appointed by the President of the IOC as member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028. Ms. Casado is also an active member of another

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Winter World Masters Games countdown clock unveiled in the Center of Innsbruck

By Vivien Schibblock, Innsbruck, May 15, 2019: The countdown is on to the Winter World Masters Games 2020. In just 240 days’ time the World’s Greatest Winter Sports Festival for 30+ Year Olds will open in Innsbruck, Austria. With clock ticking down to the start of the event, Mayor of Innsbruck Georg

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Record Number of players enter CPL 2019 Draft

By Peter Miller, Gros Islet, St Lucia, 15 May 2019: The final list of players who have made themselves available for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League has sent to teams ahead of the draft which will take place in London on 22 May 2019 (CPL 2019 Draft). The number of players

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ITTF Launches Bidding for 2020 ITTF PARA TABLE TENNIS EVENTS Bring the world to your city

Lausanne, May 15, 2019: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has launched the bidding process for the new and expanded 2020 ITTF Para Events. ITTF PARA EVENTS Since the mid 90s, Para Table Tennis players have had the opportunity to compete in international tournaments in a regular way. Currently, Para Events are

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Five nations claim gold on the final day of the IBSA Grand Prix

Baku, May 15, 2019: Lenia Fabiola RUVALCABA ÁLVAREZ of Mexico was the second Paralympic champion to claim the gold this week at the IBSA Grand Prix in Baku, showing her strength in the -70kg category. The 33-year-old showed absolute dominance by defeating world champion Alana MARTINS (BRA) with kaeshi-waza. Other categories showed

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Shinya Aoki stares down Christian Lee at ONE: Enter the Dragon official kick-off press conference

Singapore, May 14, 2019: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held the ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON Official Kick-Off Press Conference last 14 May at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center in Singapore. In attendance was ONE Championship Chairman and CEO, Chatri Sityodtong, along with

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Airbadminton – the new outdoor game is here

By Oliver Pearce, Guangzhou, May 13, 2019: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony outside the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, earlier today. AirBadminton an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC,