Hamburg, one of the cities set to participate in the race for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, has announced a €270 million (£190.5 million/$295 million) investment in school sport.
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The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has paved the way for Julio Maglione, its current President, conceivably to stay in office until he is 85.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suffered a marked deterioration in its financial contribution rate from African public authorities.
FIFA’s Ad Hoc Electoral Committee met tpdau, just a day after February 26 was fixed as the date of the election that is expected to bring down the curtain on Sepp Blatter’s near 18-year reign as President of world football’s governing body.
Sepp Blatter is to miss next week’s 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur.
FIFA has set a date of February 26 for its much-anticipated Extraordinary Elective Congress, while announcing the establishment of a new task force - chaired by “an independent personality” - to help with a new wave of reforms.
World Rugby is set to invest a record £53 million ($83 million/€76 million) in the game this year, excluding World Cup-related spending, following a better-than-expected 2014 financial performance.
Azam Media is to cover the Rio 2016 Olympics in Tanzania, after agreeing a deal for free-to-air transmission rights with Infront Sports & Media, the Chinese-controlled sports marketing company.
Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino today vowed not to build “cathedrals in the desert”, as a delegation from the Italian capital visited Lausanne to discuss its plans for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
A representative of the Italian Government will join a high-powered delegation from the Rome 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid in Lausanne tomorrow, as the bid makes its first technical presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
A prominent Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) committee has come out strongly in favour of launching a bid to have the sport restored to the Olympic Games.
French President François Hollande today called on the country’s top athletes to act as ambassadors for Paris 2024, as the French capital used the nation’s traditional Bastille Day celebrations to act as a spectacular send-off for its latest Olympic and Paralympic bid.
FIFPro, football’s international players’ union, is to provide financial support to Claudia Pechstein, the German speed skater, in a legal battle that could have profound consequences for the way international sport settles its disputes.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already generated as much from the sale of broadcasting rights for Games in the next Olympic quadrennium, from 2017 to 2020, as the $4.1 billion (£2.6 billion/€3.7 billion) sum it will receive from this, the Movement’s largest revenue source during the present Olympic cycle culminating with Rio 2016.
Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat is one of the most famous of all French 19th-century paintings; it depicts people swimming in the river Seine at a spot around four miles from the centre of Paris.