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May 16 - The International Ski Federation (FIS) has named former International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and International Hockey Federation (FIH) official Jenny Wiedeke as its new communications manager.
May 9 - Almaty in Kazakhstan, Oberstdorf in Germany, Planica in Slovenia and Seefeld in Austria have submitted bids for the 2019 Nordic World Championships, and Ǻre in Sweden and Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy for the Alpine World Championships in the same year, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has confirmed.
May 2 - Triple Olympian turned Citigroup investment banker Michel de Carvalho has been named as the new President of British Skeleton with Vancouver 2010 champion Amy Williams joining the national governing body as its first vice-president.
May 1 - The 2013 Ice Hockey World Championship will be broadcast free online as it gets underway in Stockholm and Helsinki on Friday (May 3), the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has confirmed.
April 30 - After months of turmoil, involving allegations of sexual and physical abuse and corruption, US Speedskating is getting back on track, according to a United States Olympic Committee (USOC) official.
April 30 - Norwegian Salt Lake City 2002 gold medallist Bent Ramsfjell and Sweden's two-time Olympic champion Cathrine Lindahl are among the world champions, and Olympic and Paralympic medallists to have been named as members of the newly formed World Curling Federation (WCF) Athletes' Commission.
April 28 - Canada has brought the Sochi 2014 test event season to a close by ending four years of American dominance over the under-18 men's ice hockey world title with a 3-2 victory at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
April 15 - Sochi 2014's two Olympic Park ice arenas, the Bolshoy Ice Dome and Shayba Arena, will host their first Olympic international test event this week as the venues stage the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 World Championship.
April 13 - Pakistan will compete at its second Winter Olympics in Sochi next year after three of the nation's skiers qualified for the Games after gaining the required International Ski Federation (FIS) points at races held in Italy, Turkey and Lebanon last month.
April 11 - Dumfries has been confirmed to host the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and World Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships in 2014, just days after the World Curling Federation (WCF) named another Scottish city, the capital Edinburgh, as host of the 2013 European Mixed Curling Championship.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
The Director of Event Operations is a member of the WorldSkills International Senior Management Team and hence has a very important role in managing all operational matters for the organization’s flagship event, the WorldSkills Competition, as well as the biennial General Assembly meetings. The Director of Event Operations is required to complete complex tasks and projects, able to make timely decisions with limited guidance, understands strategic priorities, and exercises appropriate levels of urgency and judgement to situations that require a high level of attention. The Director of Event Operations is passionate about the vision and mission of WorldSkills and is proactive, resourceful, dedicated, and works with a high level of integrity.