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Rugby's new passionate frontier: Africa

November 13, 2017

The World Rugby Council opened today in London and will vote on Wednesday for the country to host the 2023 World Rugby Cup. South Africa is very likely to win. When it come...

ATR First: OLY post-nominal letters to honour Olympians

November 11, 2017

IOC Pres. Thomas Bach receives the first certificate from Angela Ruggiero and Joel Bouzou (ATR) Lausanne, Switzerland; 11 November 2017 World Olympians Association (WO...


November 10, 2017

The General Assembly of the IAAF Diamond League met today in London’s Olympic stadium to review the 2017 season and the structure of the sport’s top tier one-day meeting circu...

IPC to decide Paris 2024 sport programme

November 10, 2017

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched what it believes will be the most competitive application process yet as it embarks on a 14 month exercise to decide ...

PRESS RELEASE: IPC President Andrew Parsons greeted by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on first official visit to Paris

November 10, 2017

Paris, France - 10th November 2017 The new President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Andrew Parsons, today made his first formal visit to Paris, the Host C...

NBC Olympics Wins Four of IOC's Prestigious Olympic Golden Rings for Rio Presentation

November 10, 2017

NBC Olympics won four prestigious Olympic Golden Rings awards – three golds and one silver – in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the International Olympic Committee’s biennial awards...

New Olympic Channel Documentary The Margaret Lambert Story Provides Intimate Portrait of Resilience and Reconciliation

November 09, 2017

MADRID – 9 November 2017 – In 1936, German-Jewish track & field athlete, Margaret “Gretel” Bergmann, was barred from competing in the Olympic Games despite being considered am...

Olympic and Para sports worth 19bn to UK economy

November 09, 2017

For immediate release: Thursday 9 November New research has shown that the value of Olympic and Paralympic sport to the UK economy now stands at £19bn. The study by acad...

First report of FIFA's Human Rights Advisory Board published

November 09, 2017

The Human Rights Advisory Board, which was created in early 2017 to provide independent advice on FIFA’s human rights responsibilities, published its first report today. In th...

FIG Parkour Commission holds very constructive first meeting

November 09, 2017

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 ...

AIBA's Year of Africa legacy project nominated for Peace and Sport Award

November 09, 2017

AIBA is proud to announce that its inaugural legacy project the Year of Africa has been nominated for a 2017 Peace and Sport Award. With education at its heart, the year-long ...

Toyota Canada heads to the Paralympic and Olympic Games as a Team Canada partner

November 09, 2017

Toyota Canada Inc. announced on Thursday it will be an Official Partner of both the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee for the next eight years. ...

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