International Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson remains confident track events will take place at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban, with a proposal having been submitted to hold events 80 kilometres away in Pietermaritzburg.
Russia’s Tatiana Kashirina and Ilyin Ilya of Kazakhstan claimed the top prizes at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) as they were named women’s and men’s Lifter of the Year for 2014 respectively at a ceremony in Astana.
A record six broadcasters from the eight competing nations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool will show coverage of the event in Buffalo, it has been announced.
Mexico Guerreros seal World Series of Boxing quarter-final spot with commanding win over British Lionhearts
Mexico Guerreros booked their place in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) quarter-finals as they claimed a commanding 4-1 win over the British Lionhearts in Aguascalientes.
Etienne Thobois is to be chief executive of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid, insidethegames has been told
Swimming and gymnastics vault ahead as rate of increase slows in IOC revenue distributions to summer sports
Swimming and gymnastics are the biggest winners and modern pentathlon the biggest loser in the new revenue distribution framework finalised by members of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) here this week.
Hamburg's Senator for the Interior and Sport, Michael Neumann, believes his city's bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics will showcase a "new" Germany, which would be very different from previous Games there.
International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been elected to the ruling council of SportAccord here, as has Stephen Fox, freshly elected President of the Alliance of Independent Members (AIMS).
The duo complete an eight-strong Panel, and were two of three new appointments this week, along with World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari, elected on Sunday (April 19) as the representative of the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations.
Russia’s Ilyumzhinov was elected unopposed, after the International World Games Association withdrew their two candidates in response to the furore here this week following the fierce criticisms of the International Olympic Committee and its President Thomas Bach by SportAccord President Marius Vizer.
Ilyumzhinov, a politician who has led the FIDE since 1995, claimed afterwards that Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov has asked him to act as a link between Russia, the IOC and SportAccord on the council to help restore these divisions.
"Since I am the only representative of Russia in such important sports organisation I am expected to be actively promoting interests of my country," he told the ITAR TASS news agency.
"I was also asked to become some sort of a peacekeeper between the IOC and SportAccord, considering the deterioration of relations between the two organisations over the last week.
“We need to improve the relations."
Fox, meanwhile, also general secretary of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, becomes a council member courtesy of his AIMS Presidential victory over for chairman Espen Lund,,vice-president of the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, by 14 votes to nine,
Panagiotis Theodoropoulus, President of the Ju-Jitso International Federation, has planned to stand for election but withdrew in order to support the Australian, a former world champion.
As well as working to improve the respective strength of the member federations, which are all yet to be recognised by the IOC, gaining entry to multi-sport events such as the World Games, Summer Universiade and Commonwealth Games was hailed as key.
The new trio on SportAccord’s ruling council are joined by vice-presidents Gian-Franco Kasper and Raffaele Chiulli, as well as members Marisol Casado, Patrick Baumann and Vizer.
The group, which now boasts a 50 per cent split between representatives from Olympic and non-Olympic sports, will have a major task in readjusting the body following heavy criticism this week, which saw the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and International Paralympic Committee among those to drop their association.
April 2015: Non-Olympic sports makes plea for unity following IOC and SportAccord clash
April 2015: Fraccari replaces Espinos as ARISF representative on SportAccord Council
The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) have announced they will hold their next Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 15, after the country’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports followed the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in suspending the body.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have announced a multi-year agreement with the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) aimed at continuing to fight against drugs in sport.
Rio 2016 have appointed CoSport as the official ticket reseller for the United States, it has been announced.
Chinese player elected to Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission after being only woman put forward
China's Tang Yuantin has become a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission, while five men are seeking positions on the representative body.
Britain's David Weir is hoping he will prove to be the “fresher” athlete as the six-time Paralympic champion bids to overcome arch-rival Marcel Hug of Switzerland and earn a record breaking seventh Virgin London Marathon wheelchair race victory.
The first-ever international display of Iranian women’s belt wrestling has been hosted here by United World Wrestling (UWW) and the Iranian Wrestling Federation here.
Hayes becomes world’s fastest female Para-athlete on day of Brazilian success at IPC Athletics Grand Prix
South Africa’s Ilse Hayes became the world’s fastest female Para-athlete by beating the previous T13 100 metres world record, at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in São Paulo.