FIG Parkour Commission holds very constructive first meeting

The FIG Parkour Commission held its first meeting in Lausanne (SUI) Tuesday and Wednesday under the direction of Commission President David Belle, who was able to measure the communal willingness to work to develop the sport that he himself founded.

Sport Integrity Global Alliance Elects First Chairman

(ATR) An Italian judge with an Olympic history will chair SIGA as organization prepares to begin operations.

First Paralympic Gold Goes to Slovakia

(ATR) Also: First athletics medal event disputed; Brazil wins its first medals; world records already set on day one.

History for Fiji as Rugby Sevens Prove Perfect Fit for Olympics

(ATR) Fiji joins the ranks of 131 other countries with its first Olympic medal, a gold in rugby sevens Olympic debut.

First Ever Syrian Qualifies for Olympics Table Tennis Event

Heba ALLEJJI will create history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by becoming the first ever Syrian player to play in an Olympics Table Tennis event.

U.S. Olympic Committee hires director of collegiate partnerships

The United States Olympic Committee today announced the hiring of Sarah Wilhelmi as its first director of collegiate partnerships.

LA 2024 Welcomes Record-Breaking Solar Plane

LA 2024 welcomed the arrival of the Solar Impulse II to Moffett Airfield, California this weekend, as the zero-fuel aircraft aims to become the first plane to ever circle the world using only the power of the sun touched down in the Golden State.

Atos First quarter 2016 revenue

Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its 2016 first quarter revenue.

Exciting season of para-taekwondo set to get underway with 2nd Asian Para-Taekwondo Open Championships

The first of five Continental Para-Taekwondo Open Championships set to take place this year will get underway next week as the world’s best para-taekwondo athletes prepare to compete for gold at the 2nd Asian Para-Taekwondo Open Championships.

USA Luge announces the first annual Running of the Balls

USA Luge announced Monday the first annual Running of the Balls, a new, fun and exciting fundraising initiative to help support the team’s athletes and programs.

Skiers Rate First Experience at PyeongChang 2018 Venue -- On the Scene

(ATR) World’s top ski racers say their first visit to PyeongChang has been a positive, interesting and cultural experience.

World Rugby Creates First Women's World Rankings -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also; UCI 2018 world championships head to Austria; Prince Ali slams FIFA for funding suspension.

Olympic heavyweights to speak at inaugural World Olympians Forum

The first ever World Olympians Forum [WOF] continues to attract leading figures from the Olympic Movement with the announcement that a host of high profile Olympians and senior figures from the Olympic Movement will speak at the historic event which will take place in Moscow, Russia on 21 October 2015.

Peace and Sport announces the three nominees for its first Documentary Prize

Peace and Sport will reveal the winner of its first Documentary Prize during the SPORTEL Awards ceremony, held in the Grimaldi Forum on Tuesday 12 October.

6th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships Enthuse Samsun, Turkey

The 6th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships, which were held in Samsun, Turkey on September 17, 2015, drew a record number of participants as the sport gears up for its first Paralympic appearance. 

Groups take shape after second day of World Mixed curling action

After two days of play at the first World Mixed Curling Championship Sweden (Group A), Germany (Group B), Russia (Group C) and Hungary (Group D) top their groups.

ISA Highlights Commitment to Athlete Representation and Welfare by Establishing New Athletes' Commission

The International Surfing Association (ISA) today launched its first Athletes’ Commission in a move that ensures the interests and views of the global community of Surfers are properly represented within the International Federation and the wider sporting movement.

UNESCO, ICSS to host joint meeting to follow up on Declaration of Berlin recommendations

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) will host the first technical meeting on the manipulation of sports competitions as a follow-up on the recommendations and commitments of the Declaration of Berlin.

ISA highlights commitment to athlete representation and welfare by establishing new Athletes' Commission

The International Surfing Association (ISA) today launched its first Athletes’ Commission in a move that ensures the interests and views of the global community of Surfers are properly represented within the International Federation and the wider sporting movement.

Wrestling's Lalovic Elected as Member of the International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted Monday to add United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic as the newest member of the IOC. He becomes the first IOC member from the sport of wrestling.

Vincent Luis out sprints World Champion to win first World Triathlon Series race

France’s Vincent Luis produced a remarkable run at World Triathlon Hamburg to claim his first ever World Triathlon Series title over four-time World Champion Javier Gomez Noya (ESP)

Triathletes First to the Podium in Toronto -- On the Scene

(ATR) Triathlete Barbara Riveros of Chile wins the first individual gold medal of the Pan American Games.

Canoe Slalom Debuts in Toronto as Women Seek Olympic Event -- On the Scene

(ATR) Canoe slalom will be on the Pan Am Games sport program for the first time in its 64-year history.

Kosovo "Honored" to Compete in Baku

(ATR) Kosovo NOC president says it's great honor to compete at first international event since IOC recognition.

History is written as Arisnoidys Despaigne becomes the first Cuban boxer to compete in AIBA Pro Boxing

History will be made on Friday night in Kemerovo, Russia, as a Cuban boxer will make his debut in AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) for the very first time during the Welterweight (69 kg) Cycle I Round 1 stage.

European Games Vital for Sports Development, Says Bubka

Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice President and IOC Executive Board member, has praised the success of the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and believes the event assist with the development of new athletes in future.

ANA and JAL Become Tokyo 2020's First Official Partners

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today welcomed All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) as the first Tokyo 2020 Official Partners, the second domestic tier of Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme. 

Staff Revolt Led to Dismissal of Boxing Exec -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: FEI announces bureau decisions ... wrestling gets first IOC member

Wilson Signs On as 3x3 Basketball Sponsor -- Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: Pan Am Games announce broadcast sponsors ... Coca-Cola creates first all-plant bottle

Athletes Arrive in Azerbaijan as European Games Near

(ATR) Athletes from Ireland and Germany are the first to arrive at Baku’s Athlete Village for the European Games.