100 + 100 = 200, and potentially a gold medal in Paris
Sport climbing reached new heights during its debut at the Olympic Games. Now, the sport is preparing for its encore under a new format.
IFAF President sees flag football as perfect fit for LA28
Olympic dreams have reached a fever pitch for American football, as sport pursues a place under the five rings ahead of the LA28 Summer Olympics.
World Lacrosse CEO hopeful to see sport reintroduced to the Olympics
Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports in North America, but come the LA28 Summer Olympics, it could be one of the freshest offerings at the Games.
Floorball looking to the new generation for growth
Baby steps before the big leap in Olympic aspirations? Floorball targets global growth amongst the younger generations with an eye on the Youth Olympic Games.
Olympic dreams grounded for flying disc
Horses will be ridden, balls volleyed, and hurdles leaped when the Olympic Games come to Los Angeles in 2028. However, discs will remain grounded after flying disc was left off a shortlist of sports invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the LA28 Summer Olympics.
Swimmer Regan Smith is turning pro and will train with Michael Phelps’ coach
The three-time Olympic medalist and world record holder spent only nine months in college at Stanford
Lifesaving eyeing Olympic debut in Brisbane 2032
Lifesaving is one of the biggest recreational necessities for a nation obsessed with aquatic sports. Now, it’s looking to join the most prestigious pantheon in international sports.
Covid positive athletes compete at major competitions
Several athletes competed in events despite testing positive for COVID-19 beforehand
Olympic champion questions safety of track cycling after horrific crash at Commonwealth Games
English cyclist Laura Kenny commented on the dangers of track cycling after a crash at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games left three riders hospitalized and two spectators injured.
Finnish volleyball player left off national team over potential employment in Russia
Lauri Kerminen found himself without a spot on the Finnish national team over concerns he may continue his professional career in Russia.
IOC Athletes’ Commission adds four members
The commission will also include the first refugee athlete
Ticketing details and competition schedules released as Paris 2024 reaches two years to go milestone
Paris is preparing to open wide for the Olympic Games, with organizers revealing ticket prices and competition schedules two years out from the Games.
Russia Olympic Committee plans to be represented at Paris 2024 despite continuing bans across fedarations
ROC president Stanislav Pozdnyakov announced Tuesday he expects Russian and Belarussian athletes to be present in Paris in 2024.
World Athletics introduces “repechage” round for Paris 2024 in select events
Athletes in distances from 200 through 1,500, plus hurdlers, who do not advance to the semifinals through placement will have another chance
Lacrosse sixes gets stamp of approval from athletes at The World Games
Old sport, new format. Athletes speak positively about World Lacrosse Sixes following the format’s debut at The World Games.
NFL and IFAF partner to push flag football into the 2028 Summer Olympics
Executives from the NFL and IFAF announced the creation of “Vision28″ during a press conference at The World Games 2022.
Breaking makes waves at The World Games ahead of Olympic debut
The newest, hippest sport on the Olympic sports program wowed spectators at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
The World Games showcases compound archery amid push for Olympic inclusion
Compound archery put on a high-level showcase at The World Games 2022 as dream of Olympic inclusion picks up pace.
IBA out as governing body of Paris 2024 boxing tournament
The IOC Executive Board has expressed their concerns over boxing’s governing body for several years
Women receive a boost, nordic combined survives, and ski mountaineering debuts as IOC set sports program for 2026 Winter Olympics
Milano-Cortina 2026 set to be the most gender balanced Winter Olympics yet, with women given more opportunities in bobsleigh, luge, and ski jumping. However, they will remain absent in the sport of nordic combined, which remains under the IOC’s microscope.
Refugee athletes make waves in Budapest; ready to light the track on fire in Eugene
A year after the second appearance of the Refugee Olympic Team, refugee athletes are back in action at this summer’s major competitions. Their presence is part of a greater push for inclusion within international sports.
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will induct the 2022 Hall of Fame class on Friday
Big names like Michael Phelps, Mia Hamm, Michelle Kwan and the late Pat Summitt are among this year’s inductees as well as many other deserving figures in the Olympic world.
Tamás Aján and Nicu Vlad given lifetime suspension from weightlifting
The two former officials were sanctioned for activities related to anti-doping rules violations over an extended period of time. The case brought weightlifting unwanted attention and helped place its spot on the Olympic sports program in jeopardy.
Sue Bird to retire from WNBA at the end of the season
She is the league’s all-time assists leader and has won four league titles with the Seattle Storm
Ride to Survive? WSL teams up with production company behind Formula 1: Drive to Survive
Surfing looks to build on the momentum generated by Formula 1: Drive to Survive in hopes of attracting a larger audience to the sport.
IPC President doesn’t see inclusion of para sport events at multi-sports games leading to merge between Olympics and Paralympics
Over the last two decades, para sport has found a place in the spotlight outside the Paralympic Movement at various multi-sports games around the world. IPC President Andrew Parsons sees this as a positive promotion of para sport, but not one that will lead to an eventual merge between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lacrosse eyes place among the five rings with major partnerships announced for the upcoming cycle of world championships and The World Games 2022
A set of major partnerships will see lacrosse increase its global visibility over the next year as the sport ramps up efforts to be included on the LA28 Olympic sports program.
Macron expresses wish to pair high profile gaming competitions with 2024 Summer Olympics
French President Emmanuel Macron seeks to make France the epicenter of both international sports and esports in 2024
Putin uses awards ceremony to air grievances against sanctions placed on Russian athletes
Says figure skater Kamila Valieva “could not have achieved perfection while doping.”
Teqball increases its multi-sports games presence
In the span of a decade, teqball has risen from backyard activity to increasingly popular international sport. Recently, the sport has become the newest addition on the multi-sports games scene, where FITEQ looks to carve out a place for itself among peers at various international competitions.
Tirana to host 2022 IWF Electoral Congress
The Albanian capital was announced as host of the 2022 IWF Electoral Congress following a recent meeting of the IWF Executive Board. The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress will be conducted amidst the backdrop of weightlifting’s potential exclusion from the 2028 Summer Olympic Games
Teqball comes to the sandy beaches of Southern California
As the area continues to prep for the LA28 Summer Olympics, teqball continues to gain traction among traditional SoCal sports
Paris 2024 will celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with global relay
A relay co-organized by Paris 2024 and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs will circumnavigate the globe in celebration of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
IOC sets weightlifting weight classes and schedule for Paris 2024 Olympics
The IOC has accepted the bodyweight categories put forward by the International Weightlifting Federation in December
IOC to turn higher, faster, stronger, together, into sport, music, art, and culture during newly revealed multi-sport qualification series
A new multi-sport qualification series combining culture and ”urban” sport was announced by the IOC over the weekend. It is one of the first major projects organized by the IOC under the guidance of Agenda 2020+5.
Discussions surrounding the invasion of Ukraine and actions of the ethics committee headline IFSC General Assembly
Multiple suspensions were doled out during the recent IFSC General Assembly. The suspensions resulted from discussions surrounding the invasion of Ukraine and actions conducted by the federation’s own Ethics Commission. IOC President Thomas Bach also offered his praise of the federation during opening remarks at the General Assembly.
Yelena Lashmanova stripped of Olympic medal and world title due to doping disqualification
The AIU announced sanctions against Russian racewalker Yelena Lashmanova on Monday. Lashmanova will likely be stripped of her lone Olympic medal and World Title as part of the disciplinary proceedings
U.S. figure skater and father among group of dissidents allegedly targeted in Chinese spying and harassment scheme
Arthur Liu revealed he and his daughter were targets of a spying and harassment scheme allegedly conducted on behalf of the Chinese government targeting dissidents living in the United States. Despite safety concerns, Alysa Liu was able to represent the United States in figure skating during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Paris mayor questions Russia’s participation at 2024 Summer Olympics
Though the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics Games are still more than two years away, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is already questioning Russia’s participation in light of the invasion of Ukraine.
Refugees given more opportunities to compete in Karate
Participation in some of Karate’s top international competition series has been opened up to refugee athletes following a decision by the WKF Executive Committee. The move represents the next step towards the inclusion of refugee athletes in international sport.