French ice hockey leader Luc Tardif elected as new president of the International Ice Hockey Federation

IIHF election to replace René Fasel goes four rounds, lasts three hours. Tardif: “Alone we go faster, but together we go further”

Five candidates shooting to score top job at the International Ice Hockey Federation

Longtime IIHF president and newly inducted Hall of Famer René Fasel’s successor to be elected Saturday in St. Petersburg.

World Rugby, Mastercard All In on Women's Game - Federation Focus

Also: Tokyo 2020 qualification spots for karate on offer in Paris; two candidates for IIHF presidency (so far)

Olympic Agenda Sets Course for Change

(ATR) Unanimous support from IOC members for an agenda that includes bringing virtual sports to the Olympics...

Latvia Going Solo for Ice Hockey World Championship

(ATR) The International Ice Hockey Federation Council decides to keep the tournament in one city, given the pandemic. 

No Decision on Hockey Worlds Replacement Host -- Federation Focus

Also: Cairo supplants Minsk as host for UIPM's flagship event; FIFA reveals timeline for choosing 2026 World Cup venues

Belarus Stripped of Ice Hockey World Cup

(ATR) Ice hockey federation makes "unavoidable" decision “due to safety and security issues" in Belarus.

#ICYMI: Damaris Young Makes History in Panama; Additional IIHF Requirements for Belarus

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Additional IIHF Requirements for Belarus

(ATR) Belarus and Latvia co-hosting the 2021 world championship remains the “first option”, says IIHF boss René Fasel.

IIHF Delegation Meets with Belarus President

(ATR) Federation boss René Fasel seeks "constructive solutions" amid calls to strip Belarus of co-hosting 2021 world champs.

Federation Focus: IIHF Seeking Alternatives for Belarus

Also: No positive COVID-19 tests in badminton bubble; World Lacrosse postpones women's world championships

Hockey Federation Managing Two Championships

(ATR) The International Ice Hockey Federation is busy on two fronts around New Year's.

Decision on Belarus World Hockey Championship 'Very Complicated'

(ATR) Ice hockey federation president René Fasel tests positive for Covid-19, postponing a meeting with Belarus president.

IIHF Council reviews Minsk/Riga report

Belarus Protests Spur IIHF Review

(ATR) Ice hockey federation to determine if political protests could present a safety risk for 2021 world championship.

Latvia Wants New Co-host for 2021 IIHF championship -- Federation Focus

Also: IF Gender Equality Webinar Series opens; France 2023 organizers unveil new branding for Rugby World Cup

ICYMI: ANOC Drops 2020 Assembly Plans, Weightlifting Weathers the Pandemic, and more.

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Federation Focus: Weightlifting Weathers the Pandemic

Also: IIHF president Rene Fasel's final term in office to be extended to 2021; ITTF launches commercial arm 

ATRadio: Ice Hockey Fed President Rene Fasel

(ATR) This weekend was to mark the start of the men's world champs. The coronavirus ended those plans. Fasel explains what's next.

Corona Chronicles: Pressure Mounts for Tokyo Changes

(ATR) Brazil NOC, USA Swimming, Track and Field join chorus to postpone Tokyo…Ice Hockey WC Cancelled

Dim Hopes for NHL at Beijing Winter Olympics

(ATR) Return to Olympics not a priority says NHL chief.

The Lausanne 2020 Olympic flame takes the stage in Zurich!

#ICYMI: Jacques Rogge's Passion for Hockey; World Olympic Collectors Flock to Warsaw

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Jacques Rogge's Passion for Hockey

(ATR) The IOC honorary president and his wife Anne attend the medal games at the IIHF world championship.

Timing is Everything for NHL Stars in Beijing 2022

(ATR) Hockey fed chief Rene Fasel, at world championship in Slovakia, addresses the odds of an Olympic return for world's best.

ATR First: Fasel - Winter Olympics at Risk

(ATR) Ice hockey fed chief says collapse of Innsbruck 2026 Olympics bid “a huge problem”.

Exclusive - Ice Hockey Chief Blasts IOC Over NHL Snub

IIHF's Horst Lichtner says the IOC has not done enough to prevent NHL abandoning the Olympics - but says "it’s not yet over".

Deadline for NHL Decision on PyeongChang

(ATR) IIHF president Rene Fasel says national teams need to know if the NHL is on board for 2018 Winter Games.

Furlong Says Vancouver 2010 "Changed Our Country"

(ATR) Vancouver 2010 president John Furlong delivers keynote for Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne.

Bobsleigh Suspends SportAccord Membership

(ATR) International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation is the first winter fed to break from SportAccord.