World Rugby appoints Alan Gilpin as new Chief Executive Officer

Parkour Governance Up in the Air - Federation Focus

Also: CGF CoCom meets this week to review Birmingham 2022; World Rugby chief executive leaving for NFL

Rugby Experiment Delivers in Debut

(ATR) The question remains if the new format used at the Rugby Sevens World Cup has a future in the game.

'Philosophical Debate' Looms for Future of Rugby World Cup

(ATR) The perpetual question of money or development is particularly pressing for rugby’s premier event.

Rugby 'Happy' With IOC Approving Tokyo Schedule

(ATR) Only minor issues remain for World Rugby to sort out before the 2020 Olympics.

World Rugby and NBC Announce Game-Changing Rights Agreement for the US

World Rugby, NBC Sports Group have announced details of an unprecedented seven-year partnership for exclusive rights to rugby events. 

Rugby World Cup and Societe Generale Extend Worldwide Partnership

World Rugby has announced that Société Générale has renewed its long-standing and hugely-successful worldwide partnership of Rugby World Cup for the 2019 event in Japan.

Land Rover Renews as Rugby World Cup 2019 Worldwide Partner

World Rugby has announced that Land Rover has renewed as a Rugby World Cup 2019™ Worldwide Partner after a hugely-successful partnership for the 2015 edition.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Planning Begins Important Phase as Japan Prepares to Welcome the World

World Rugby has undertaken its third official review of Rugby World Cup 2019 hosting preparations during a busy week of meetings in Tokyo.

World Rugby Chief Visits World Cup Bidder -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: LGU merges with R&A; IBSF moves world champs to Germany; Mutko seeks FIFA reelection; IJF partners with TaiShan.

World Rugby and Federation Francaise de Rugby Reaffirm Alignment on Key Priorities

World Rugby and the FFR have reaffirmed alignment on matters of mutual global and domestic rugby interest. 

Exhibitor Packages Offered for SportAccord 2017 -- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: Osea Kolinisau heads 'Rugby Sevens Beyond Rio' panel ; France hosts 4th Meeting Hub;

Fiji's Osea Kolinisau to Headline 'Rugby Sevens Beyond Rio' Panel at ConfEx 2016

World Rugby has announced the speaking line-up for its Rugby sevens beyond Rio – the golden opportunity panel.

Japan Passes Rugby World Cup Review

(ATR) World Rugby says "tournament preparation is on track".

Health and Growth the Focus at 2016 World Rugby ConfEx-- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: IWG reshapes Africa women in sport; The SPORTEL Awards Ceremony is fast approaching

Cycling Spreads Upcoming Championships Around the Globe -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: FIFA Council meets in Zurich; World Mixed Curling Champs begin; World Rugby opens Hall of Fame.

Badminton Extends Global Reach Through Media Partnership -- Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: World Rugby partners with Toshiba Medical; Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catches fire

World Rugby ConfEx Discusses Corruption in Sport -- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: Host City 2016 announces panels, Commonwealth Games Opens Doors to External Partners

Leading Experts to Examine Corruption in sport at World Rugby ConfEx 2016

A panel of experts will debate how to safeguard good governance in sport in a plenary session entitled "Protecting sport from corruption". 

World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016 announces Marketing the Game' Panel

World Rugby has announced a strong line-up of speakers to participate in Marketing at the World Rugby Conference 2016. 

New Zealand Crowned World Cup Champs

(ATR) New Zealand become the first nation to retain the World Cup after beating Australia 34-17 in a thrilling final at Twickenham.

World Rugby Sets Japan 2019 Dates, Reveals Logo

(ATR) Rugby chiefs launch logo and confirm dates of World Cup in Japan on sidelines of 2015 edition.

World Rugby CEO Keeps Pressure on Rio 2016

(ATR) Brett Gosper says there will be no let up on Rio Olympic chiefs to deliver on promises for rugby. Christian Radnedge reports.

Cycling Chief Talks New Tokyo 2020 Events, Rio 2016 Concerns

(ATR) Brian Cookson raises possibility of staging mixed cycling events at Tokyo Olympics. Christian Radnedge reports from London

Interest High in Hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup -- On the Scene

(ATR) The head of the Rugby World Cup says up to five countries could bid for 2023. Christian Radnedge reports.

Rugby Federation Rebrands for Rio 2016 Olympics

(ATR) The International Rugby Board will soon be known as World Rugby, a rebranding to capitalize on the sport's Olympic status.

Rugby Chief Dismisses Fears Over Rio 2016 Olympic Legacy

(ATR) Despite rugby’s relocation to the second Olympics hub for Rio 2016, Brett Gosper says the International Rugby Board is not worried about the sport’s Games legacy.

New Athletes' Commission Chair; Libyan NOC Chief Released; New IRB CEO

(ATR) Claudia Bokel is the new IOC Athletes' Commission chair ... Libyan Olympic Committee president released by kidnappers ... Brett Gosper new IRB CEO.

London Update: Hotel Partner Next To Be Named; American-Owned Ad Agency Wins London Pitch

(ATR) A "suite deal" may be in the works for London 2012... not everyone pleased with LOCOG's arrangement for advertising and marketing services... and the Evening Standard says "sorry".