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AIBA Invites Applications for development projects, shows support for UNESCO and UNHCR objectives

Lausanne, May 13, 2021: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has, for the first time in its history, invited National Federations and Continental Confederations to apply for development grants. Thanks to a partnership with Gazprom, AIBA has been able to reserve funds for each of its National Federations and Confederations. They have encouraged

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FIFA Futsal WC 2021 Challenge mobile game launches

Zurich, May 13, 2021: A new game celebrating the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ has launched today, bringing the fun and excitement of futsal’s premier tournament to the mobile phones of football fans and casual gamers worldwide. The FIFA Futsal WC 2021 Challenge app fuses the thrills of football’s popular five-a-side

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FIFA Fund for Football Players: over 1,000 applications approved

Zurich, May 12, 2021: Following the landmark agreement reached by FIFA and FIFPRO in 2020 to establish the FIFA Fund for Football Players (FIFA FFP), which provides financial support to players who have not been paid and have no chance of duly receiving the wages agreed with their clubs, a total of

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FIFA Foundation Campus Programme pilot launches in Armenia

Zurich, May 11, 2021: The FIFA Foundation Campus Programme, a brand new global initiative that gives girls and boys from under-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to play football and develop their personal and social learning in a safe environment during school breaks, was launched in Yerevan, Armenia last week. Mobilising football as a

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Babar Azam and Alyssa Healy voted ICC Players of the Month for April 2021

Dubai, May 10, 2021: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for April which recognise and celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year. Pakistan’s Babar Azam won the ICC Men’s

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Five defending AIBA World Champions plan to attend ASBC Asian Men’s & Women’s Boxing Championships

Lausanne, May 07, 2021: The upcoming ASBC Asian Men’s & Women’s Boxing Championships is scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India, but due to the current Covid-19 situation, the event has been relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Boxers born between 1980 and 2002 are eligible to participate in the ASBC

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IOC welcomes Pfizer and BioNTech’s donation of vaccines to teams heading for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, May 06, 2021: As part of the plans to ensure safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to donate doses of the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine to Games participants

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Yankton hub to host Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in 2021

Yankton, South Dakota, May 06, 2021: The event will take place immediately after the 2021 Hyundai World Archery Championships. Yankton will host this year’s Hyundai Archery World Cup Final on 29-30 September, immediately after the Hyundai World Archery Championships, to end the current outdoor season and complete the 15th year of the

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FEI appoints new Communications Director

Lausanne, May 03, 2021: Olivia Robinson (AUS) has appointed as Communications Director for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sports. Olivia Robinson, 43, a highly experienced Communications specialist, is currently the Senior Manager for Corporate Communications within the FEI. She will take over the reins on 1

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Kazakhstan set to make Olympic slalom history at Tokyo Games

Lausanne, May 2, 2021: Two-time Olympian Yekaterina Smirnova has opened the door for a possible third Olympic Games after earning Kazakhstan a potential Tokyo 2020 canoe slalom quota at the Asian Confederation qualifiers in Thailand on Sunday. Kazakhstan finished the day with two potential Olympic quotas, which if confirmed by their national