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FIBA suspends Brazilian Federation

Mies, Nov 14, 2016: FIBA on Monday announced its decision to suspend the Brazilian Basketball Federation (CBB) following the conclusion of its Executive Committee meeting. Despite the support and flexibility provided by FIBA on multiple occasions before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – and which led to the recent creation of the

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Monaco to host 2017/2018 World Rugby Awards

Dublin, Nov 14, 2016: The World Rugby Awards will be hosted in Monaco for a minimum of two years from 2017. The announcement was made by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco at a glittering 2016 event in London on Sunday. Monaco, host of many iconic international events, will welcome the

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Ignites energy with extended BWF partnership

Dubai, Nov 14, 2016: Energy giant, Total, and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently extended their partnership to include another badminton’s premier global event. As a result, Total is now an official sponsor of the Dubai World Superseries Finals – the badminton season finale tournament, until the end of 2017. As the

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Women’s football makes giant strides in Australia

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 11, 2016: Women’s football is developing in Australia at an impressive speed as two Australian players have been announced in the three-women shortlist for the AFC Women’s Player of the Year to be presented at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards in Abu Dhabi on December 1. The shortlisting

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IOC approves half a billion dollars

Lausanne, Nov 10, 2016: The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the Olympic Solidarity 2017-2020 Quadrennial Plan during a meeting in Lausanne. The Olympic Solidarity development and assistance budget approved today amounts to USD 509,285,000 and corresponds to the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games

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Jacques Fontaine Elected WSF President

Hong Kong, Nov 9, 2016: Jacques Fontaine, Today’s Annual General Meeting of the World Squash Federation elected a new President to succeed N. Ramachandran following the completion of the Indian’s second and final four-year term. Jacques Fontaine becomes the Federation’s ninth President since the WSF’s inception in 1967 – the first Frenchman

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Paris 2024 and the City of Paris sign with Yunus

Robert Fawdon, Nov 8, 2016: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee has today signed a partnership agreement with the Yunus Centre (http://www.muhammadyunus.org/) – the one-stop, global resource centre for social business related activities founded by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Professor Muhammad Yunus. The agreement comes as Professor Yunus

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AIBA plans bold new horizon for African boxing

Lausanne, Nov 8, 2016: As the new Olympic Cycle gets underway towards Tokyo 2020, an underlying theme of the HeadsUp initiative in 2017 will be the AIBA Year of Africa. With a view to plotting a course for the African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) to build on its solid foundations, two days of

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Ulsan will host Para-Badminton Worlds 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 4, 2016: The Badminton World Federation has awarded the 11th BWF Para-Badminton World Championships to the City of Ulsan in Korea. Currently meeting in Bilbao, the BWF Council announced today that the Korea Badminton Association for the Disabled (KBAD) will host next year’s tournament; another important step ahead of

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Tryon to host FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018

Lausanne, 3, 2016: The FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina (USA) from 10 to 23 September 2018. The FEI Bureau today unanimously agreed that the Games should be awarded to Tryon, meaning that the FEI’s flagship event remains in North America,