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Spain elected host of the 2014 FIBA World Championship

May 26, 2009

GENEVA, Switzerland/22nd May 2009 – The FIBA Central Board, the highest executive body of the International Basketball Federation, has entrusted the organisation of the 2014 F...

South African Stars Back Rugby Sevens' Olympic Games Campaign

May 26, 2009

Former Springbok Sevens star Fabian Juries and World Cup winning centre Jean de Villiers have this week joined forces to back the International Rugby Board’s campaign for the ...

Russia takes another step towards Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

May 26, 2009

26 May 2009, Moscow, Russia - The Russian legal system took another step towards meeting the requirements of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paraly...

Squash Makes A Worldwide Racket For Olympic Bid

May 26, 2009

Squash 2016 Day produced a resounding rallying cry all over the globe to support Squash's bid for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games. In a worldwide festival of Squash, the d...

2014 World Cup host city designation on FIFA Congress agenda

May 26, 2009

The FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by President Joseph S. Blatter, will convene in Nassau (Bahamas) on Saturday and Sunday, 30-31 May 2009, for its second meeting of the ye...

Official website of the 2010 FIBA World Championship launched

May 26, 2009

FIBA, in cooperation with the Turkish Basketball Federation, announces the launching of turkey2010.fiba.com, the official website for the FIBA 2010 World Championship for Men ...

Rio de Janeiro environmental initiatives in place ahead of 2016 Games

May 26, 2009

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, one of Rio’s most beautiful locations and planned venue for rowing and flat-water canoe/kayak competitions of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ...

Tokyo 2016 helps combat climate change through green cycling event

May 25, 2009

25 May 2009 – Tokyo 2016 – Japan’s bid to host the most environmentally sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games ever at the heart of its dynamic capital – today announced its...

IOC and Atos Origin extend partnership to 2016

May 25, 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to its current partnership with Atos Origin through to 2016, including the XXII Olympic Winter Games (20...

Basketball World Championship decision "vote of confidence in Spain" says Madrid Olympic Bid leader.

May 24, 2009

Spain has won the right to host the Men's World Basketball Championships in 2014. The decision has been welcomed by leaders of the Madrid 2016 Olympic Bid who say it is a furt...

Fiji to Host ANZ Pacific Nations Cup 2009

May 22, 2009

The International Rugby Board has confirmed that Fiji will host the ANZ Pacific Nations Cup 2009. The awarding of the key international tournament to the Fiji Rugby Union repr...

Chicago 2016 to Attend the African Games for Disabled Persons

May 22, 2009

CHICAGO (May 22, 2009)—Chicago 2016 today announced that a delegation from the bid committee, including Linda Mastandrea, director of Paralympic sport and accessibility, as we...