Sergey Bubka paid a hastily-arranged visit to Kathmandu, at the invitation of the Nepal Athletics Association (NAA), as it was confirmed that the Olympic Movement has promised $500,000 (£322,000/€445,000) to help the nation rebuild in the wake of the devastating recent earthquakes.
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FIFA’s director of communications and public affairs Walter De Gregorio is quitting his post with immediate effect, ahead of quite possibly the most turbulent nine months in the world football body’s history.
In a move that taps into one of his great passions but which should not impose unduly on his overcrowded schedule, double Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe has been invited to join the Board of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Tokyo 2020 leaders unveil new round of venue changes, but Bach wants National Stadium issues resolved
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today urged Japanese leaders to resolve issues surrounding the new National Stadium that will form the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as officials unveiled further venue changes expected to bring overall savings to $1.7 billion (£1.1 billion/€1.5 bllion)
Japanese and International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials are closing in on a final venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but a solution acceptable to all parties is still proving elusive in one sport - cycling.
David Howman is to step down as director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after 13 years.
Danny Jordaan, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and former chief executive of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has confirmed that a $10 million (£6 million/€9 million) payment referred to in this week’s United States Department of Justice (DoJ) indictment was indeed made.
FIFA has yet to decide whether to join the SportAccord exodus that has led 22 Olympic and seven non-Olympic International sport Federations (IFs) to suspend their membership, insidethegames has learnt.
Blatter raises prospect of “personal visits” to FIFA sponsors in bruising opening day of fifth Presidential term
Sepp Blatter today raised the prospect of personal visits to placate sponsors by top FIFA officials, as he endured the latest of many grillings by European media on the first day of his fifth term as FIFA President.
Sepp Blatter today won the right to extend his reign as FIFA President for another four years, beating his sole remaining challenger Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
The matter of Sepp Blatter’s immediate future as President of FIFA faded briefly into the background in Zurich here today, eclipsed by a potentially historic handshake between Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association, and Ofer Enei, his Israeli counterpart.
An anonymous bomb threat failed to disrupt the FIFA Congress here today.
Michel Platini today looked Sepp Blatter in the eye and urged him to resign, amid signs that this week’s dramatic arrests and detailed corruption allegations are helping the campaign of Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, Blatter’s only rival for the FIFA Presidency, to gain a certain amount of traction.
Pressure on Sepp Blatter and FIFA was ratcheting up this morning, as some of the organisation’s most prominent sponsors spoke out strongly in the wake of this week’s dramatic and hugely embarrassing indictments and arrests of leading football figures.
UEFA has called for tomorrow's FIFA Presidential election to be postponed by up to six months, as the fallout from the latest corruption allegations continues to rock the football world to its foundations.