High Hopes for New Sports at Tokyo 2020

(ATR) Sport leaders making Olympic debut or return at Tokyo 2020 say they have big plans to showcase their disciplines.

Handball, Roller Sports and Boules Sport Join the Olympic Channel

The agreements with the IHF, FIRS and CMSB bring the number of partners who have announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel to 57.

Scenes from the Stand-Up Paddle World Championship -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Roller Sports Federation rebrands; USA National Curling Championships tickets on sale.

2017 FIRS Roller Freestyle World Cup

FIRS launches the first ever Roller Freestyle World Cup with FISE World Series. First stop on May 24TH/28TH, 2017 in Montpellier.

Sabatino Aracu Elected as a Member of the Italian NOC Executive Committee

After more than 30 years, roller sports are back into the executive highest Italian sport authority. 

FIG Decision-Making Bodies Greenlight Inclusion of a New Discipline

The FIG's decision-making bodies gave their approval for the inclusion of a new FIG discipline based on obstacle course competitions.

New Olympic Sports for Tokyo: International Skateboarding Federation

(ATR) The IOC remains unconcerned with any legal problems the ISF faces, Kit McConnell tells ATR. 

Promoters Cannot Run a Sport, Ricci Bitti Warns Skateboarding

(ATR) Skateboarding must form an umbrella Olympic body warns summer IF's leader.

Roller Sports Hits Out at IOC Tokyo 2020 Chief

(ATR) FIRS chief Sabatino Aracu blasts Tokyo Olympics inspection chief John Coates over remarks about skateboarding.

Roller Sports Boss Thrilled About Olympic Leap for Skateboarding

(ATR) FIRS president Sabatino Aracu said including skateboarding at the 2020 Games is momentous for his sport.

Unclear Which Federation Will Oversee Skateboarding at Tokyo 2020

(ATR) Three skateboarding federations welcomed news of the sport being nominated as an additional sport for Tokyo 2020.

Turning point for the Artistic Rollers Skating Worlds

A busy day in Cali for the artistic roller skating movement. The FIRS Artistic Committee Meeting was the first daily date: the Chairman Margaret Brooks and the Committee welcomed the 22 National delegates.

IOC Gives Flying Disc a Whirl -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Gymnastics looking ahead to record world champs participation ... Roller sports leaves YOG legacy

IOC, SportAccord Represented at World Skateboarding Summit

(ATR) The inaugural World Skateboarding Summit is scheduled for this weekend.

Roller Sports speak Peruvian: 6 years agreement signed between FIRS and Lima

Roller Sports speak Peruvian: agreement concluded between the FIRS and the city of Lima for 6 Roller Sports events from 2016 to 2021.

Filmmaster Events Becomes Corporate Advisor of FIRS, International Roller Sports Federation

Thanks to its great expertise in sports and Olympic industry, Filmmaster Events became the Corporate Advisor of FIRS.

A never-ending succession of emotions in the third day of Senior competitions in Reus

Great skating performances, coreographies, music programs: that was what both the public in the venue and the FIRS streaming audience had the opportunity to see today. 

Roller Sports Hopes to Add Urban Feel to Olympic Program

(ATR) Roller sports "was born inside the city," says International Roller Sports Federation president Sabatino Aracu.

Roller Sports Revamps Bid to Join 2020 Olympics

(ATR) International Roller Sports Federation chiefs tell Around the Rings that FIRS is making significant revisions to its 2020 Olympic bid to increase the sport’s appeal to the IOC.

Seven Sports for 2016 Olympics: Roller Sports

(ATR) Around the Rings presents the case for roller sports in the Olympics in a Q&A with International Roller Sports Federation President Sabatino Aracu, part of a week-long series featuring the seven sports vying for two open spots in the 2016 Olympics.

Federations Roundup -- New USATF COO; FEI Bans Norwegian Rider

(ATR) Michael McNees hired as part of USATF's continued restructuring… Tony Andre Hansen stripped of Beijing medal for doping

Sports for 2016: Roller Sports

(ATR) More than 50 million people take part in roller sports, one reason the sport should be on the Olympic program, say leaders of the international federation. Officials from roller sports and six other sports meet this week with the IOC Program Commission to make their case to join the Olympics in 2016.