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DB Schenker signs two-year partnership with FIVB

By Paul Osborne

DB Shencker has been named the official logistics and freight forwarding supporter of the FIVB ©FIVBDB Schenker has been named official logistics and freight forwarding supporter of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), it was announced today.

International table tennis stars prepare for World Tour Grand Finals showdown

By Emily Goddard

Vladimir Samsonov will be one of the ones to watch at this week's ITTF World Tour Grand Finals ©Getty ImagesGlobal table tennis stars, including Feng Tianwei and veteran Vladimir Samsonov are set for an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Grand Final showdown as the competition starts in Thailand's capital Bangkok tomorrow.

Spanish city to host 2015 IPC VISTA conference

By Duncan Mackay

Girona will host the VISTA conference in October 2015, the IPC has announced ©AFP/Getty ImagesSpanish city Girona will host the seventh VISTA conference for scientists and experts in October 2015, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today. 

Lifetime achievement honours for Hills and late Moskovitz as they enter USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

By Emily Goddard

Mohini Bhardwaj is among the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame class of 2015 ©Getty ImagesInternational Gymnastics Federation judge Doug Hills and the late David Moskovitz, who participated in gymnastics at every level from gymnast to sports administrator, are set to be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame with lifetime achievement honours as part of the class of 2015.

WTA signs historic $525 million media rights deal

By Paul Osborne

The WTA has signed a historic media rights deal ©Getty ImagesThe Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has signed a historic media rights deal worth £525 million (£334 million/€423 million) over the next 10 years.

Michael Johnson named Athlete Liason Officer for IPC Shooting

By Paul Osborne

Michael Johnson has been named Athlete Liason Officer for IPC Shooting ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's Michael Johnson has been named as International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting's Athlete Liason Officer, where he will become the official voice for athletes.

Exclusive: Blatter leaves door open for 2022 World Cup clash with Winter Olympics but claims he is against it

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed he would be against the 2022 World Cup in Qatar clashing with the Winter Olympics but refused to rule it out ©Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter appears to have left open the possibility that the 2022 World Cup may - after all - be played in January and February, in a prospect that will horrify Winter Sports Federations.

Exclusive: Federations concerned Tokyo 2020 changes could affect up to 14 sports

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Tokyo's original plans for hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is set to undergone a major revision ©AFP/Getty ImagesConcerns are mounting among International Sports Federations (IFs) that Tokyo 2020 may take advantage of the Agenda 2020 provisions to seek to move as many as 14 sports - equivalent to half the Olympic programme - to new venues.

Exclusive: Kosovo now targeting Paralympic membership following Olympics acceptance

By Nick Butler at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Kosovo Olympic Committee President Besim Hasani has achieved a longstanding ambition ©ITGKosovo Olympic Committee President Besim Hasani has claimed the Paralympics is his next goal following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) unanimous decision to accept the Balkan Republic as a full member here today.
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