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France and South Korea submit bids for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

By Gary Anderson

France and South Korea have formally submitted their bid documents for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDelegations from the Football Associations of France and South Korea were at FIFA headquarters in Zurich today to submit their final bids for the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Men and women to be governed by a single squash body as historic merger announced

By Paul Osborne

Men's and women's squash is set to be governed by a single unified body from the start of next year ©PSAWorldTourMen's and women's squash is set to be governed under a single unified body following a historic merger agreement between the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women's Squash Association (WSA).

Kosovo recognised by International Gymnastics Federation as 81st Congress awarded to Tokyo

By Duncan Mackay

Hidenori Futagi, President of the Japan Gymnastics Association, led the delegation which led Tokyo's successful bid to host the 81st FIG Congress ©FIGTokyo will host the 81st Congress of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), where a new President to replace Bruno Grandi will be elected, next year, it was announced today.

Rogge completes first mission as UN Special Envoy with visit to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

By Gary Anderson

IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge has visited a Syrian refugee camp in his role as a UN Special Envoy ©IOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Honorary President Jacques Rogge has visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan on his first mission as a Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Youth Refugees and Sport.

Tokyo Governor visits London to inspect Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe met with London Mayor Boris Johnson during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London ©TMGTokyo's Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has visited London to inspect the facilities built for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Doha has learnt lessons of failed 2017 bid, claims Qatari athletics chief

By Nick Butler at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha

Dahlan Al Hamad (third right) pictured during the opening day of the IAAF Evaluation Commission visit today ©Doha 2019Qatar Athletics Federation President Dahlan Al Hamad claimed it is the "right time" for Doha to host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup should be held in April and May, European clubs body claims

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha
 
Holding Qatar 2022 in April and May would be best, the ECA have claimed ©ECAHolding the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup in April and May would be the "best option" both in terms of climate and the football calendar, the European Club Association (ECA) has claimed.

Ostrava offers new technology and solid Government support for IAAF 2018 Continental Cup bid

By Mike Rowbottom

ostrava2018 is bidding for the third IAAF Continental Cup ©Ostrava 2018A ground-breaking video board entirely given over to updating team scoring is a key element of the bid details delivered to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) by Ostrava ahead of next month's awarding of the third Continental Cup competition in 2018.

Abu Dhabi gearing up to host first Judo Grand Slam

By Gary Anderson

The draw for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Slam took place today ahead of three days of judo action ©IJFAbu Dhabi is getting ready to host its first International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam event this week after successfully staging Grand Prix tournaments for the past five years.
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