Sports

Nike and USA Track & Field sign multi-million dollar deal through to 2040

By Paul Osborne

Nike and USA Track and Field have extended their partnership to run through until 2040 ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Global sports apparel brand Nike and USA Track & Field (USATF) have announced an extension to their partnership which will significantly increase support of USATF programmes, athletes and competitive groups through to 2040.

World’s best to gather in Hyères for final sailing World Cup event of season

By Gary Anderson

April 17 – Tom Burton will be one of the sailors looking to win two successive World Cup events in France next week ©Getty Images The fifth and final International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event of the season gets underway in Hyères, France next week and will see some top-level racing taking place between a host of the world's best sailors including reigning Olympic and world champions.

Mizuno announced as official sponsor of inaugural WBSC Congress

By Gary Anderson

April 17 – Japanese firm Mizuno has been announced as official sponsor of the WBSC Congress in Tunisia ©Bloomberg/Getty Images The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced sports equipment firm Mizuno will be the official sponsor of its historic first-ever Congress in Tunisia next month.

Rhythmic gymnastics officials welcome CAS ruling against "false" FIG allegations

By Emily Goddard

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the appeals of the six members of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 16 - Natalia Kuzmina, President of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, has welcomed a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling that upheld her appeal against International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) sanctions following the discovery of alleged "irregularities" at a series of judges' course in 2012.

Swiss businessman becomes first contender to challenge Princess Haya for FEI Presidency

By Nick Butler

Pierre Genecand has announced plans to stand for the FEI Presidency ©FacebookApril 16 - Swiss businessman Pierre Genecand has become the first person to declare his candidacy for the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Presidency to replace Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein.

Russian "Capital of Sport" Kazan to host 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler

The Russian city of Kazan will host the 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Russia's sports hub Kazan will host the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, it has been announced.

Gillot to pedal UCI forward as communications chief after shifting from boxing

By Nick Butler

Sébastien Gilot is shifting communications roles from AIBA to the UCI ©FacebookApril 16 - Sébastien Gillot has been appointed head of communications at the International Cycling Union (UCI) after shifting from a similar role at the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Petition set up demanding resignation of International Skating Union President Cinquanta

By Nick Butler

A petition has been set up seeking the removal of Ottavio Cinquanta as ISU President ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 16 - A petition has been set up calling for the resignation of International Skating Union (ISU) President Ottavio Cinquanta in light of the "severe damage he is inflicting on the sport".

"Still a way to go" to complete stadium hosting first World Cup match, as keys handed over

By Zjan Shirinian

Arena Corinthians, pictured in January, has been dogged by delays ©FIFA via Getty ImagesApril 16 - The stadium which will host the opening match of this summer's FIFA World Cup has been handed to its owners Corinthians, amid warnings there is "still a way to go" before it is ready.
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