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WBSC unveils schedule for U-12 Baseball, Softball World Cups in Tainan; Pokémon joins as Ambassador of U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 13, 2019: The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today revealed the Opening Round schedules of the inaugural WBSC U-12 Softball World Cup® 2019 and the V WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup® 2019, while welcoming the Pokémon® franchise as Ambassador of the U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019 (U12 Baseball Softball

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Hexigetu finishes with a flurry to seal first ONE Victory

Bangkok, May 12, 2019: “The Wolf Of The Grasslands” Hexigetu finishes ONE Victory registered his first win in ONE Championship with a dominant display against Ovais Shah “The Enigma” Shah in the opening bout of ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT. Although the Chinese athlete last seen in the Circle in September 2017, he

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Analysis of a breakthrough: Iran judo to end boycott against Israel

By Alan Abrahamson, May 12, 2019: For decades, Iran’s athletes have refused to compete against Israelis. No matter the sport, no matter the situation (Iran judo end boycott ). In a historic breakthrough, the International Judo Federation announced that for Iran’s judo athletes the boycotts would be no more. Iran’s Olympic committee

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Historic agreement reached by IJF and Iran

Lausanne, May 11, 2019: After having witnessed on several occasions in recent history a disturbing phenomenon, which involves the sudden “injury” or failure of weigh-in of Iranian athletes, phenomenon which links by many observers to the possible obligation of the given athletes to compete against certain countries. the International Judo Federation decided

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Nong-O Gaiyanghadao retains One Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship with unanimous decision over Hiroaki Suzuki

By Loren Mack, Bangkok, Thailand, May 10, 2019: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again returned to the Impact Arena in Bangkok to deliver yet another spectacular martial arts event (O gaiyanghadao retains bantamweight). ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT saw the best and the brightest stars

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Nur-Sultan to host 2021 World Combat Games

Gold Coast, Australia, 10 May 2019: GAISF today announced that the Kazakhstan capital of Nur-Sultan will host the inaugural World Combat Games in 2021. The announcement WAS made during the GAISF General Assembly in Gold Coast, Australia after GAISF and the Local Organising Committee signed the host city agreement. Powered by GAISF,

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New Gender Equality Targets and Athletes’ Commission Established by Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, May 10, 2019: At the recent Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee [FCSOC] General Assembly, a number of positives initiatives were unanimously agreed (New Gender Equality Targets). The first concerns approval of a new gender equality strategy that will see the FCSOC and its Member

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Raffaele Chiulli unanimously elected President of SPORTACCORD

Gold Coast, Australia, May 9, 2019: SportAccord delighte to confirm Raffaele Chiulli unanimously elected President of SportAccord at the SportAccord General Assembly which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Raffaele Chiulli, President of UIM, President of ARISF and leader of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports

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Scottish events industry continues to shine on the world stage thanks to SportAccord

By Jenny Edmondson, Gold Coast, May 9, 2019: It has been another outstanding 12 months for EventScotland scottish events and the Scottish events and festivals sector since last year’s SportAccord Conference. Our continued record in successfully attracting and delivering some of the world’s biggest events alongside our enviable portfolio of annual events

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Chengdu host for the World Games 2025

Gold Coast, May 8, 2019: The Chinese city of Chengdu will be the host city for The World Games 2025. On Thursday 9 May, in Gold Coast, Australia, the Mayor of Chengdu, Luo Qiang, signed the Organiser Agreement for the 12th edition of the multi-sports event. The Vice President of IOC and