More than 30,000 people lined up today for races associated with the Minsk half marathon, the crowning event of one of the busiest sports weekends of the year in the Belarus capital.
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One of the most famous wrestlers of the 20th century, the triple Olympic gold medallist Aleksandr Medved, is to be added to the list of Star Ambassadors for Minsk 2019.
The tender process for the third European Games could be launched as soon as this month at a meeting of European Olympic Committees (EOC) top brass in Stockholm.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission chairman Spyros Capralos has heaped praise on the venues that will be used for the second European Games in Minsk next year, while urging organisers to accelerate the process of local recruitment.
The newly-refurbished Dinamo Stadium is set to host a test event for Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) later this month, in an early trial for the new format that originators hope will appeal to a younger audience.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič has come away from a meeting this week with Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarus President, convinced that Minsk 2019 has the full backing of the country and the Government.
Belarus Sports and Tourism Minister admits Minsk 2019 has work to do but claims organisers are reaching targets
Belarus Sports and Tourism Minister Sergey Kovalchuk has admitted they have a "lot to do" in their preparations for next year's European Games in Minsk but insisted they were gradually reaching their targets as the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission began its inspection.
It is a big week for Minsk 2019, with inspectors from the European Olympic Committees due here in the Belarus capital to assess progress on the project to deliver the second European Games.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) could have gone bankrupt if it had not last month signed a "settlement agreement" with an Azerbaijani company, Gafur Rakhimov, AIBA's interim President, has suggested.
World Taekwondo (WT) has reported a net loss of just under $1.65 million (£1.24 million/€1.41 million) for the 2017 financial year.
One of the leading behind-the-scenes figures in the fight against doping is off work after suffering what is described as "a minor stroke".
International Olympic Committee (IOC) TOP programme partner General Electric (GE) has announced a major restructuring this week, which may raise new questions about its sponsorship intentions post-Tokyo 2020.
The United World Cup bid today flexed its financial muscle, claiming a North American 2026 World Cup would produce profits for FIFA of "nearly $11 billion (£8 billion/€9 billion)".
FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura has warned delegates to the FIFA Congress in June that they will be unable to receive their $250 (£183/€208) daily allowances in Moscow in cash.
Local media reports have suggested that the Paris 2024 aquatics centre might be changed to a temporary venue as part of efforts to hold down costs.