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“The refusal to recognize MMA is 100% political”

The times are changing. For a long time blamed as an undesirable in the international sports movement, the Mixed Martial Arts is gaining ground. The growth of its workforce does not mark any downtime. Above all, the opposition shows signs of openness. Norway and France, the last two countries where its practice

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World Rugby launches global campaign to revolutionise women’s rugby

Dublin, May 21, 2019: World Rugby has today launched a new ‘Women in Rugby’ brand identity and landmark global campaign ‘Try and Stop Us’ aimed at driving increased participation and engagement among fans, audiences, players and investors in the women’s game. The global campaign, developed with the support of national unions and

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Apply for media accreditation to the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, Greece

Mies, May 20, 2019: Dear media representatives, FIBA is happy to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 taking place at Heraklion Greece from June 29 to July 7 is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday 21 June 2019 (23:59 CET). Both local

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World Press Cycling Championship 2019: Alessandro Ballan certifies the course of the race

By Elisa BOFFELLI, Italy, May 20, 2019: In 2019, the Veneto will honour the regional tradition of cycling by hosting the twentieth edition of the World Press Cycling Championship. The preparations for the weekend from 12 to 15 September 2019 are underway, including the inspection of the race course with Alessandro Ballan,

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Initial Bouts announced for one: Legendary Quest on 15 June

Shanghai, China, May 20, 2019: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event for ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST which takes place Saturday, 15 June at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai. Reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand will defend

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Record Number of Countries, Athletes, and Women Confirmed to Compete in 2019 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship

By Tom Lloyd, La Jolla, California, May 18, 2019: The 2019 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship (WLSC) is set to become the biggest edition to date – breaking records for country, athlete and women participation. Longboard Surfing Championship: 104 athletes – 46 of whom are women – from 32 countries will represent

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Christian Lee knocks out Shinya Aoki to capture One Lightweight World Championship

By Loren Mack, Singapore, May 17, 2019: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), put on another exciting night of martial arts action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (Lee knocks out Shinya). ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON featured a number of unforgettable and compelling contests to the delight

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$ 10 Million Prize Pot for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019

By C. Rajshekhar Rao, London, May 17, 2019: The upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will see the winners of the 10-team tournament earn a purse of $ 4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that they will lift at Lord’s on 16 July (10 Million

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Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, a first for Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, May 17, 2019: Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women Rugby World Cup in Africa, the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on

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Basketball World Cup legend Dirk Nowitzki becomes China 2019 global ambassador, joining Yao and Kobe

Mies, May 16, 2019: Former German national team and NBA superstar Basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday (May 16) was revealed as a global ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Nowitzki becomes the third global sporting icon to be named an ambassador of the first-ever 32-team World Cup, joining Yao