There is a crowded field of 24 contenders for the four slots on the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission that will become available next summer, yet if success on Twitter determined the outcome, one candidate would win by a landslide.
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The 2014 financial statements of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) have now been posted on the body’s website, revealing a $3.5 million (£2.4 million/€3.2 million) loss and a sizeable hike in remuneration for President Marisol Casado.
The International Cycling Union (UCI)’s Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report into historical allegations of drug-taking in the sport ended up costing 25 per cent less than budgeted.
Alisher Usmanov, the Uzbekistan-born Russian businessman who became President of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) in 2008, has gifted the body over CHF37 million (£25 million/$37.5 million/€34 million) in the past seven years.
Exclusive: Financial transparency of International Federations improving but far from perfect, new insidethegames analysis shows
About half of Summer Olympic International Sports Federations now publish financial accounts every year, according to exclusive insidethegames analysis conducted this month.
Jack Ma, the Chinese internet entrepreneur behind the Alibaba Group, has come to FIFA’s aid at this time of crisis for world football’s governing body.
Beneficiaries of FIFA’s $350 million (£233 million/€322 million) Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) are falling down on basic record-keeping requirements, in spite of the crisis that has brought the governing body to its knees, leading acting secretary general Markus Kattner to highlight “major deficiencies”.
The crisis engulfing FIFA looks to be taking its toll on the football governing body’s finances, with reports emanating from Zurich tonight to the effect that the 2015 deficit will be worse than budgeted.
Sebastian Coe’s appearance before British Members of Parliament on the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee is to go ahead tomorrow, even though it will coincide with the House of Commons debate on whether Britain should start airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.
The citizens of Hamburg have killed the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, voting 51.6 per cent against the €11.2 billion (£8.2 billion/$12.5 billion) project in a referendum.
Chancellor George Osborne has defied expectations by announcing a 29 per cent increase in Exchequer funding to UK Sport, Britain’s elite sports agency, as part of the Government’s comprehensive spending review.
UK Sport, Britain’s elite sports agency, has agreed to provide up to £849,000 ($1.3 million/€1.2 million) to help fund a British bid for the 2019 European Showjumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage Championships.
FIFA is to trial the ADAMS database management system during the Club World Cup in Japan in December, in a move likely to be welcomed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as it battles through a challenging period.
A top international boxing official has denied an allegation that he “would not permit” a Togolese boxer to undergo a routine anti-doping test at the recent All-Africa Games in Brazzaville.
Shirt sponsorship of national teams could become a reality if South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale wins the FIFA Presidency.