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SportAccord on World Combat Games 2017

Lausanne, May 143 2015: The SportAccord World Combat Games have been conceptualized, initiated, delivered and developed further with the cooperation and participation of all respective member International Federations of SportAccord. The main goal of the World Combat Games is to increase exposure and opportunities for all participating sports, while ensuring that their

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Shintaro Ikeda and Koen Ridder win Election of BWF Athletes’ Commission

Kuala Lumpur, May, 13, 2015: Shintaro Ikeda of Japan and Koen Ridder of the Netherlands are the new members of the BWF Athletes’ Commission, elected yesterday by their peers in Dongguan, China. They will join Tang Yuanting of China – elected automatically as the lone female nominee – in serving four-year terms

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2015 AIBA Women’s Youth & Junior World Championships, 441 boxers aim for gold in Taipei

Taipei, May 13, 2015: One of the most prestigious boxing events of the year begins this week, as the 3rd edition of the AIBA Women’s Youth & Junior World Championships starts in Taipei, Taiwan. An excellent line-up of boxers from 45 nations have registered to take part in this tournament, and the

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Ankara and Rio Laboratories granted WADA accreditation

Montreal, May 13, 2015: The WADA Foundation Board received a progress report on Code implementation and compliance at its bi-annual meeting in Montreal today. The Board also approved the accreditation of anti-doping laboratories in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Turkey (Ankara). “The WADA Foundation Board held a very productive meeting in Montreal

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VISTA 2015 programme announced

Germany, May 8, 2015: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the full programme of world class speakers for October’s VISTA 2015 conference, which will take place in Girona, Spain, covering the theme “securing the future of young para-athletes”. Each day during the conference, which will run between 7-10 October attracting an

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Seb Coe to Create IAAF Youth Communications and Marketing Division if Elected President

Rob Fawdon from Cairns, Australia, May 8, 2015: Speaking from the Oceania Area Championships and ahead of World Athletics Day celebrations this weekend, IAAF Presidential candidate Seb Coe has pledged to create an IAAF Youth Communications and Marketing Division to help Athletics connect more effectively with young people – empowering them to

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The most successful athletes in IAAF Diamond League history

Monaco, May 7, 2015: The 2015 IAAF Diamond League gets underway next week in Asia, Doha on 15 May and Shanghai on 17 May, as once again the world’s best athletes will battle all season long in the series which offers a total of USD$8 million in prize money. Their goal is

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IHF Congress postponed – New venue will be announced

Basel, May 7, 2015: The Congress of the International Handball Federation which was scheduled to take place in June in the Hungarian capital of Budapest has been postponed and a new host will be additionally announced. All Member Federations of the International Handball Federation have been informed accordingly through a circular letter

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Boxing is out of SportAccord World Combat Games

May 7, 2015: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has decided to withdraw its participation in the SportAccord World Combat Games along with suspending its SportAccord membership following its AIBA Executive Committee’s decision of May 5, 2015. The AIBA President, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, said “We have aimed to create a clear identity for

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Media Accreditation for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 now opens

Zurich, May 4, 2015: FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which will take place in Espinho, Portugal from 9 to 19 July 2015, is now open via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is Friday, 5 June 2015.