SportAccord President Marius Vizer tonight accused the International Olympic Committee of pressurising International Federations to withdraw from his organisation after his explosive speech here yesterday.
Summer Olympic and Paralympic sports bodies distance themselves from SportAccord as fallout from Vizer speech spreads
Two leading international sports bodies today took action against SportAccord, as the fallout from its President Marius Vizer’s explosive attack on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the previous day continues to spread.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has finally given a message of support for Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics following a visit to the former capital city, while bid leaders have sought to outline the cost effective and responsible nature of the bid.
Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s Sports Minister, today expressed the hope that the rift between SportAccord and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would be healed, while pledging that Russia’s doors were wide open for international anti-doping specialists.
The Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) voted overwhelmingly in favour of the recent decision to bypass normal procedure and award the 2021 Athletics World Championships to the city of Eugene in the United States, Lamine Diack, the body’s President, has told insidethegames.
A change to the International World Games Association (IWGA) constitution permitting members to not have to also be members of SportAccord was among items discussed here today at the body’s annual General Assembly.
Five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan feels his sport does not deserve a place on the Olympic programme, claiming winning a “World Championship, UK Championship or Masters title would always come before Olympic gold”.
UK Athletics announces head of marketing and communications and legal adviser for 2017 IAAF World Championships
UK Athletics have today announced Chris Denny and Michael Beloff as the latest appointments for the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.
C K Wu, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), has signed a host nation agreement with Turkey for the European Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying event, set to take place in Istanbul next year.
IAAF lead Federations resigning from SportAccord after Vizer attack on Bach as IOC President claims it is "business as usual"
The International Association of Athletics Federations became the first world governing body to confirm it had resigned from SportAccord following the attack by its President Marius Vizer on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here earlier today.
Vizer attacks Bach over interference, lack of transparency and claims Agenda 2020 brought no benefit to sport
A major schism between International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and his SportAccord counterpart Marius Vizer was made public for the first time here today.
Sochi will play host to the first edition of the World Beach Games in 2019, it was announced here today at the General Assembly of the SportAccord Convention, but the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has implied it will organise its own event separately.
The next three editions of the SportAccord Convention are to take place, like the 2015 event, in Russia, Marius Vizer, SportAccord President, announced here today.
Marius Vizer officially declared the 2015 SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit open at a spectacular Ceremony here tonight.
All of the areas which will be visited on the Baku 2015 Torch Relay route will be within one hour’s travelling for 99 per cent of the population, it was claimed here today.