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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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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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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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BBC appointed UK radio rights holder for Rugby World Cup 2019

Dublin, May 16, 2019: World Rugby has awarded the UK live radio commentary rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 to the BBC (UK radio rights). The deal means that BBC radio is the exclusive destination for UK rugby fans to hear radio match commentary, offering audiences across the nation extensive coverage throughout

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Winter World Masters Games countdown clock unveiled in the Center of Innsbruck

By Vivien Schibblock, Innsbruck, May 15, 2019: The countdown is on to the Winter World Masters Games 2020. In just 240 days’ time the World’s Greatest Winter Sports Festival for 30+ Year Olds will open in Innsbruck, Austria. With clock ticking down to the start of the event, Mayor of Innsbruck Georg

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Airbadminton – the new outdoor game is here

By Oliver Pearce, Guangzhou, May 13, 2019: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony outside the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, earlier today. AirBadminton an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC,

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WBSC unveils schedule for U-12 Baseball, Softball World Cups in Tainan; Pokémon joins as Ambassador of U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 13, 2019: The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today revealed the Opening Round schedules of the inaugural WBSC U-12 Softball World Cup® 2019 and the V WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup® 2019, while welcoming the Pokémon® franchise as Ambassador of the U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019 (U12 Baseball Softball

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Raffaele Chiulli unanimously elected President of SPORTACCORD

Gold Coast, Australia, May 9, 2019: SportAccord delighte to confirm Raffaele Chiulli unanimously elected President of SportAccord at the SportAccord General Assembly which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Raffaele Chiulli, President of UIM, President of ARISF and leader of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports

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Scottish events industry continues to shine on the world stage thanks to SportAccord

By Jenny Edmondson, Gold Coast, May 9, 2019: It has been another outstanding 12 months for EventScotland scottish events and the Scottish events and festivals sector since last year’s SportAccord Conference. Our continued record in successfully attracting and delivering some of the world’s biggest events alongside our enviable portfolio of annual events

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Chengdu host for the World Games 2025

Gold Coast, May 8, 2019: The Chinese city of Chengdu will be the host city for The World Games 2025. On Thursday 9 May, in Gold Coast, Australia, the Mayor of Chengdu, Luo Qiang, signed the Organiser Agreement for the 12th edition of the multi-sports event. The Vice President of IOC and