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Chad le Clos announced as Youth Olympic Ambassador for the second time

Lausanne, Nov 17, 2017: South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos has been announced today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 (Chad le Clos Youth Olympic Ambassador). The announcement took place in Singapore, the place where Chad came to international attention

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ISA to include first Women’s Divisions in 2017 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championship

La Jolla, California, Nov 17, 2017: The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that the 2017 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championship, presented by Vissla and the City of San Diego, will feature women’s divisions for the first time ever, highlighting the ISA’s dedication to promoting gender equality in both Para Surfing (also

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French football star Lilian Thuram joins list of high-profile speakers at 2017 Peace and Sport International Forum

By Tom Lloyd, Monaco, Nov 14, 2017: FIFA World Cup winning footballer and social activist French football star Lilian Thuram has been announced as the latest speaker for the 2017 Peace and Sport International Forum, as excitement builds ahead of the annual meeting of leaders from across the peace-through-sport movement. Thuram, who’s

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IPC President Andrew Parsons greeted by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on first official visit to Paris

By Tom Lloyd, Paris, France – 10th November 2017: The new President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Andrew Parsons, today made his first formal visit to Paris, the Host City of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was greeted by an official welcome from French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Prime

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Athletes gather for Paris 2024

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, Nov 8, 2017: A large delegation of athletes and representatives of the French sports movement gathered in Paris today to accelerate plans for athlete involvement in Paris 2024 and build on the momentum gained during the successful candidature phase (Athletes gather Paris 2024). In the first of a

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Why the Openweight World Championships matters in 2017

Lausanne, Nov 07, 2017: To trace the history and lineage of the Openweight title means tracing judo back to its arrival on the Olympic stage and to look back through the careers of the pillars of the sport (Openweight World Championships 2017).       It all really begins with one of

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Mali’s women and Nigeria’s men win FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2017

Lome, Nov 5, 2017: Mali’s women and Nigeria’s men made history after winning the first-ever edition of the FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2017 in Lomé, Togo on November 3-5, 2017. Mali had a perfect 6-0 record in the covered outdoor venue of Stade Omnisport Eyadema de Lomé. But none of their 6

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IOC launches toolkit for Olympic movement to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport

Lausanne, Nov 3, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today took a further important step in the protection of athletes from harassment and abuse by launching a toolkit to assist International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to develop and implement athlete-safeguarding policies and procedures (IOC launches toolkit). “As an

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Zhu Yuling Becomes World Number One for the First Time

Lausanne, Nov 2, 2017: On the back of her victory at the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals, China’s ZHU Yuling (CHN) has become the women’s world number one for the first time. The 22-year-old replaces Olympic and World Champion DING Ning (CHN) who held the top

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SJAS honors senior sports journalists Amjad Aziz Malik, Abdul Rasheed Shakoor and Faizan Lakhani

By Asghar Azeem, Karachi, Oct 31, 2017: Sports Journalists Association Sindh, SJAS honors senior sports journalists Amjad Aziz Malik, Abdul Rasheed Shakoor and Faizan Lakhani for their services in the field of sports here at Sindh Scouts Headquarter Auditorium. It is pertinent to mention here that President, Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF)