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Beijing 2022 Olympic bid potentially boosted as Dalian Wanda acquires Infront Sports & Media

By David Owen

Dalian Wanda Group has reached a deal to acquire Infront Sports & Media from the private equity firm Bridgepoint ©Dalian Wanda GroupAnother high profile Chinese investment in international sport has been unveiled, with the announcement today that Wang Jianlin's Dalian Wanda Group has reached a deal to acquire Infront Sports & Media from the private equity firm Bridgepoint for €1.05 billion (£780 million/$1.2 billion).

Pyeongchang 2018 dismiss claims from FIS President it will be "impossible" to stage planned test events

By Liam Morgan

FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper has claimed it will be impossible for test events ahead of the 2022 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang to take place as planned ©Getty Images Pyeongchang 2018 have dismissed claims from International Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian-Franco Kasper it will be "impossible" for test events ahead of the Winter Olympic Games to take place as planned next year.

Baku 2015 commercial director quits European Games in home straight to join Premier League Aston Villa

By Nick Butler

Charlie Wijeratna will take up a commercial role with Aston Villa football club ©LinkedinBaku 2015 commercial director Charlie Wijeratna has been appointed chief commercial officer for English Premier League football club Aston Villa, meaning he is set to miss the final stages of preparations for the inaugural European Games. 

Confederation of African Football set to change rules to allow Hayatou to continue as President into his 70s

By Duncan Mackay

A rule change is set to allow Issa Hayatou to extend his term as President of the Confederation of African Football beyond 30 years ©Getty ImagesA proposal to change the rules to allow Cameroon's Issa Hayatou to extend his 27-year reign as President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to be put forward.

Princess Royal one of seven women to accept membership invitation from Royal and Ancient Golf Club

By Daniel Etchells

The Princess Royal is one of seven women to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews ©Getty ImagesThe Princess Royal has accepted an invitation to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, along with six female golfing greats. 

Brazilian takes up role as first International Volleyball Federation secretary general

By Nick Butler

Fernando Lima has begun his work as the first secretary general of the International Volleyball Federation ©FIVBFernando Lima has begun his duties as the first International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) secretary general, a new post designed to reflect the body's rapid growth and modernisation.

Qatar celebrates biggest-ever National Sport Day

By Daniel Etchells

Qatar's National Sport Day is continuing to grow in stature ©QOCQatar has celebrated its National Sport Day with more activities than ever before taking place across the nation for all ages, abilities and fitness.

USOC announces sponsorship deal with DICK's Sporting Goods

By Liam Morgan

USOC have announced DICK'S Sporting Goods as their new official sponsor ©DICK'S/USOCThe United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced today DICK'S Sporting Goods as its latest sponsor. 

Austria justify top seed standing with team event gold at Alpine World Ski Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Austria celebrate their success in the nations team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships ©Getty Images Top seeds Austria claimed the nations team event gold medal at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
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