Men and women to be governed by a single squash body as historic merger announced

By Paul Osborne

Men's and women's squash is set to be governed by a single unified body from the start of next year ©PSAWorldTourMen's and women's squash is set to be governed under a single unified body following a historic merger agreement between the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women's Squash Association (WSA).

Kosovo recognised by International Gymnastics Federation as 81st Congress awarded to Tokyo

By Duncan Mackay

Hidenori Futagi, President of the Japan Gymnastics Association, led the delegation which led Tokyo's successful bid to host the 81st FIG Congress ©FIGTokyo will host the 81st Congress of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), where a new President to replace Bruno Grandi will be elected, next year, it was announced today.

Rogge completes first mission as UN Special Envoy with visit to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

By Gary Anderson

IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge has visited a Syrian refugee camp in his role as a UN Special Envoy ©IOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Honorary President Jacques Rogge has visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan on his first mission as a Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Youth Refugees and Sport.

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup should be held in April and May, European clubs body claims

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha
 
Holding Qatar 2022 in April and May would be best, the ECA have claimed ©ECAHolding the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup in April and May would be the "best option" both in terms of climate and the football calendar, the European Club Association (ECA) has claimed.

Ostrava offers new technology and solid Government support for IAAF 2018 Continental Cup bid

By Mike Rowbottom

ostrava2018 is bidding for the third IAAF Continental Cup ©Ostrava 2018A ground-breaking video board entirely given over to updating team scoring is a key element of the bid details delivered to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) by Ostrava ahead of next month's awarding of the third Continental Cup competition in 2018.

Abu Dhabi gearing up to host first Judo Grand Slam

By Gary Anderson

The draw for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Slam took place today ahead of three days of judo action ©IJFAbu Dhabi is getting ready to host its first International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam event this week after successfully staging Grand Prix tournaments for the past five years.

Euro 2016 construction provides "20,000 job" boost for French economy, Sports Minister claims

By David Owen

The construction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20000 jobs in the building and services sector ©Getty ImagesConstruction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20,000 jobs in the building and services sector, according to Patrick Kanner, the French Sports Minister.

Serbian Minister for Youth and sport pays visit to Baku 2015 headquarters

By Paul Osborne

Simon Clegg, Baku 2015 chief operating officer, welcomes Vanja Udovičić, Serbia's Minister of Youth and Sports to the organisation's headquarters ©Baku 2015Serbian Minister for Youth and Sport Vanja Udovičić has paid a visit to the headquarters of the Baku 2015 European Games as preparations continue ahead of the inaugural event next June.

Athletes to get a good night's sleep after Spanish Olympic Committee agreement with mattress firm

By Gary Anderson

Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco (right) shakes on partnership deal with M Line boss Anthonie Hilbert Anbeek ©COEAthletes have been promised a good night's sleep after the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) signed an agreement with M Line that will see the Dutch firm supply mattresses and pillows at Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018. 
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