For the second World Cup running, FIFA is planning to test anti-doping samples at a laboratory outside the host country.
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The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a once-in-a-lifetime chance for France to "put its best foot forward", Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet has told a select group of international business heavy-hitters gathered in the palatial splendour of Versailles.
France has withdrawn from the race to stage Expo 2025.
Creation of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee was only officialised today, yet already the project’s transport planning is coming under serious scrutiny.
The first general meeting of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee will be held in early March, following dissolution of the Bid Committee, which is ceasing operations with a surplus of more than €5 million (£4.4 million/$6.1 million).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has started honouring its financial commitments under the Host City Contract for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The draw has been completed for the 2018 World Football Cup, to be staged in London between May 31 and June 9.
Total, the French oil company, has signed up as an official sponsor of the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) newly launched World Tour series.
The impressive growth in income generated by the Olympic Movement from five major programmes ground to a halt in the 2013-16 Olympic cycle, though growth is set to resume in the Pyeongchang 2018/Tokyo 2020 quadrennium.
It has been another supremely testing year for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), but, as it draws to a close, the body can point to at least one modest achievement in the edgy field of social media: full gender parity on Twitter.
Etienne Thobois has been appointed director general of the Paris Organising Committee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been confirmed tonight.
The International Skating Union (ISU) is facing an uncertain commercial future, with testing markets for European TV rights and sponsorship adding to the question-marks arising from last week’s European Commission ruling on the federation’s eligibility rules.
Russia’s Bosco appears to have succeeded Nike of the United States as clothing supplier to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Football clubs which supply squad members for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia can look forward to massively increased payments of around $8,530 (£6,360/€7,180) per player per day, in recognition of their “contribution to the successful staging” of the tournament.
Cities may be reluctant to bid for the Olympic Games at the moment, but there is evidently no shortage of people keen to organise them.