Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians team up in the battle against global climate change
A video featuring more than 50 athletes from around the world was released on Monday coinciding with the second day of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Morinari Watanabe faces challenger in this week’s International Gymnastics Federation presidential election - Federation Focus
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Ukraine anti-doping officials ousted following reports of violations dating back to 2012
Ukraine’s Minister of Youth and Sports Vadym Guttsait, in a statement, said “The National Anti-Doping Center of Ukraine (NADC) has violated the international testing standard”.
Public support for Vancouver 2030 bid waning, according to new poll of British Columbians
Researchers say “the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent experience of Tokyo as a host city” appear to be reasons for the slide.
IOC says Serbia’s actions “detrimental to the athletes of Kosovo” could spell additional trouble for AIBA
The IOC says Serbia’s refusal to allow the Kosovo boxing team into the country stems from AIBA failing to follow IOC advice in choosing a host for Men’s World Boxing Championships.
England’s Rugby Football Union throws hat into the ring to host 2025 Women’s World Cup
There are now two countries bidding to stage the 10th edition of the showpiece women’s event with a decision coming in May 2022.
Canada makes full COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for participation at Beijing 2022
A Canadian government requirement played a part in the decision by the Canadian Olympic Committee.
United States officially all in to add Rugby World Cups to its FIFA World Cup 2026 and LA28 hosting duties
USA Rugby publicly announces it wants to host the Men’s Rugby World Cup in either 2027 or 2031 and the Women’s World Cup in 2029.
A centenary celebration for Wimbledon’s Centre Court will highlight the 2022 tournament
Organizers expect a return to normal for The Championships for the first time since 2019.
No spectators, no protests as Olympic flame is handed over to Beijing 2022 at historic Panathenaic Stadium in Athens
The flame is due to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday. Pandemic protocols forced the cancellation of the traditional Torch Relay across Greece.
Governance crisis at European Aquatics as calls for early elections in February intensify
A petition to hold an Extraordinary Congress to replace the current LEN Bureau with a newly elected one was presented at last month’s LEN Congress.
Dakar 2026 on target in its efforts to make the most out of the Youth Olympic Games postponement
The first sports development initiatives, as well as updates on the status of ongoing renovation and construction work, were the focus of the third IOC Coordination Commission meeting.
A new chapter begins for World Rowing as it names a new executive director - Federation Focus
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Greeks have yet another reason to celebrate as the Olympic world returns to its roots
Heraklion, on the island of Crete, wins the right to host the third edition of the Mediterranean Beach Games in 2023.
‘Bubble’ system in place as Bahrain 2021 Asian Youth Para Games passes 50 days to go mark
The mascot and slogan for the event, which runs from December 2 to 6, were revealed on Wednesday.
Infantino’s dreams now include a World Cup with Israel and Arab countries sharing hosting duties
The FIFA president discussed a potential 2030 World Cup co-hosting bid with Israel’s prime minister during a two-day visit.
Olympic and Paralympic Visa Award winners select their charities that will receive $100,000 in donations
Olympian skateboarder Rayssa Leal and Paralympian javelin thrower Holly Robinson won the inaugural awards for their actions outside the field of play.
Commonwealth Games Federation approves measures to attract potential host cities
Time is running out to find a host for the Games in 2026 with a lack of bidders and the COVID-19 pandemic having delayed the process substantially.
World Taekwondo president Chungwon Choue, running unopposed, wins fifth term during virtual election
The South Korean, who has served as president since 2004, won in the first elections to be held under World Taekwondo’s governance reforms made in April.
IWF takes additional steps ahead of December’s make or break Electoral Congress - Federation Focus
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