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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 high-ranking LOC officials confirmed, FIBA to open three offices in China

Beijing, June 14, 2016: A milestone event on the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 took place on Tuesday as the Establishment Ceremony of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the next edition of FIBA’s flagship competition was revealed in Beijing’s Wukesong Stadium. Mr. Gao Zhidan, Vice Minister of China’s

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal honoured with Longines Ladies Award

Lausanne, June 13, 2016: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in London’s Natural History Museum today. The Princess Royal, FEI President from 1986-1994 and now an FEI Honorary President, joined global horse sport industry leaders on the eve of Royal Ascot, Britain’s most valuable race

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Baku ready to welcome 469 boxers from 105 nations for AOB World Olympic Qualification Event

Lausanne, June 13, 2016: The AOB World Olympic Qualification Event will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 16-25 June, representing an opportunity for AOB boxers to reach this year’s Olympic Games. With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Boxing Tournament in the state-of-the-art Rio Centro Pavilion 6 venue in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca

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Unveiling of Official Mascot marks key milestone in lead-up to FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016

Port Moresby, June 11, 2016: The Official Mascot of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016 was launched and presented to the public today in front of thousands of football fans at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. The chosen mascot is a bird of paradise – a symbolic animal

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Female leaders conclude first development module

Lausanne June 10, 2016: Women working in football around the world came together in Zurich this week to take part in the first module of the second edition of FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme (FLDP). Launched in 2015, the FLDP aims to identify, support and develop strong female leaders and role models

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Paris 2024 confirms location for Olympic Aquatics Centre

By Robert Fawdon, Paris, France: 9 June 2016: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee has announced that the Aquatics Centre for the 2024 Games will be situated in Saint-Denis – the multicultural suburb in northern Paris which is also home to the Stade de France – the proposed Olympic

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Her Majesty the Queen Launches New Commonwealth Hub

London, June 9, 2016: Her Majesty the Queen today launched a new Commonwealth Hub which will bring Commonwealth organisations, including the Commonwealth Games Federation, together in the same location to create a collaborative, dynamic and innovative way of working. The three Commonwealth organisations that will move to a new combined centre of

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WADA statement regarding Maria Sharapova case

Montreal, 8 June 2016: WADA acknowledges the decision issued today by the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Independent Tribunal which found that Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the use of banned substance Meldonium, and that, as a consequence, a period of ineligibility of two (2) years has been imposed,

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ICC announces unchanged elite umpiring panel for 2016-2017 season

Dubai, 8 June 2016: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced an unchanged Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for the 2016-17, season, following the annual review and selection process. The decision was made by the ICC Umpires Selection Panel consisting of Chairman and ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, ICC

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Decision in the case of Maria Sharapova

London, June 8, 2016: An Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2016 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) has found that Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme and as a consequence has disqualified the affected results and imposed a period of ineligibility of two