Turkey’s Nevin Yanit’s suspension increased from 2 years to 3 years

Lausanne, Mar 6, 2015: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Turkish Athletics Federation (TAF) and the Turkish athlete Nevin Yanit. The CAS Panel increased Ms Yanit’s suspension from 2 years to 3 years. In


Raneem El Welily downs David for career-biggest title in Windy City

Chicago, Mar 5, 2015: Egypt’s world No.2 Raneem El Welily claimed the biggest WSA World Tour squash title of her career when she upset Malaysian favourite Nicol David in the final of the Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim and Equi Trust Life Insurance Company in Chicago, USA. David, the 31-year-old world


AIBA is pleased to announce the Launch of the APB Regular Cycle Matches

Lausanne, March 4, 2015: After a 4 month-long journey of pre-ranking matches with all 10 Inaugural Champions in place, the AIBA Pro Boxing is now poised to launch its Regular Cycles. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced today that the first match of Cycle I will be held on May 29th. In


World Rugby announces Rugby World Cup 2023 host selection timelines

London, Mar 4, 2015: The Rugby World Cup 2023 host nation will be announced in May 2017 following announcement by World Rugby of the host selection process and timelines for rugby’s showcase event. With the Rugby World Cup brand going from strength to strength and England 2015 on track to be a


Candidates for election at 26th AFC Ordinary Congress

Malaysia, Mar 4, 2015: The AFC Electoral Committee on Tuesday finalised the list of candidates standing for election at the 26th AFC Ordinary Congress 2015 which will take place at the Gulf Convention Centre in Manama, Bahrain, on 30 April, starting at 10am. The AFC Congress is the Asian Football Confederation’s highest


FIFA Presidential Award winner 90 years old Japanese Journalist Hiroshi Kagawa

At 90 years old, Hiroshi Kagawa was the oldest member of the press corps at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, and the Japanese journalist was covering his tenth global finals. His first was in 1974, in West Germany, and he was at the Final at the old Olympiastadion in Munich, a


Meeting of FIG Executive Committee

Lausanne, March 3, 2015: Summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Executive Committee (EC) at the close of its ordinary meeting, February 25 – 26, 2015, in Lausanne (SUI), at the FIG Office. • Following a successful inspection visit by the FIG, confirmation was given for the definitive attribution


Rory McIlroy ‘honoured’ to be nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award after ‘absolutely incredible year’

London, March 2, 2015: The No.1 golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, has described his Nomination for the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award as ‘a prestigious honour’. Speaking to Laureus.com, the Northern Ireland super star, who won two Major Championships last year and was the leading money winner on


Host cities and venues announced for RWC 2019 in Japan

Dublin, Mar 02, 2015: The 12 cities that will host matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan were revealed at simultaneous announcements in Dublin and Tokyo on Monday. The venues are located across the length and breadth of Japan, giving the sports-loving population every opportunity to be a part of rugby’s


IOC Executive Board launches Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020 – announces progress on a number of recommendations

Lausanne, Feb 28, 2015: The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded three days of meetings today in Rio de Janeiro by adopting an Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The Executive Board went through each of the 40 recommendations