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Boxing - 06 Jul 2017 - Events
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to confirm another unbeaten star for the inaugural season of the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) has joined a star-studded tournament line-up that now features seven undefeated fighters, five world champions and three former world champions.
Triathlon - 06 Jul 2017 - Media
Marking another achievement in ICARUS Sports’ ongoing expansion in the world of outdoor sports, the company has signed a European distribution and broadcast agreement with the BIKE Channel.
Mixed martial arts - 06 Jul 2017 - Federations & NOCs
IMMAF becomes fifth early adopter of SIGA Universal Standards
Motorsport - 05 Jul 2017 - Federations & NOCs
FIA launches invitation to tender for Karting
University sports - 05 Jul 2017 - Events
Kazan, July 4 – The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy is where sport, education and culture all come together to build the leaders of tomorrow.
Various - 04 Jul 2017 - Events
The most influential event owners, organisers and hosts line up to speak at Host City 2017
Soccer - 04 Jul 2017 - Events
Global football media brand, Goal has been named as the official media partner of the Soccerex Football Festival being held in Manchester this September.
University sports - 04 Jul 2017 - Federations & NOCs
3 July 2017, Kazan: More than 100 volunteers from 91 countries gathered today as FISU President Oleg Matytsin opened the first FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy, joined by Olympic champion figure skater Alexey Yagudin and leader of the Republic of Tatarstan, President Rustam Minnikhanov.
Cycling - 03 Jul 2017 - Media rights
The EBU and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement for the media rights to the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Tour de France.
Business - 30 Jun 2017 - Events
We are thrilled to announce that the TV Sports Awards (TVSA) will be returning for its third year. Applications to apply are open and tables and seats are now on sale.
29 Jun 2017
Rio 2016 generated the most impact in the last Olympic cycle, but what other major sporting events make the Top 25? Which events generate the biggest impacts on their hosts, and what are those impacts? What events will bring the most benefits to a host city or nation?
Business - 29 Jun 2017 - Events
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention confirms registration is open for the sixteenth edition of the Convention set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 15-20 April 2018.
Fistball - 28 Jun 2017 - Events
From July 24 to 28, 2018, Upper Austria will be the center of fistball, when the best women’s national teams will play for the World Championship in Linz (AUT). Host Austria is among the top favorites and contenders for the title.  
Modern pentathlon - 28 Jun 2017 - Television
Vilnius in Lithuania was the host city for last weekend's finale of  2017 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup which  provided  the sport's biggest series with another significant milestone - it’s first live television broadcast coverage.
Cycling - 27 Jun 2017 - Events
A Danish delegation will be visiting Düsseldorf this weekend during the start of this year’s Tour de France. The purpose of the visit from the delegation is to convince the people behind the Tour de France that Denmark is the perfect location for a Grand Départ in 2020 or 2021.
Games - 27 Jun 2017 - Sponsorship
The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Executive Committee is proud to announce that Coca-Coca Turkmenistan and LGI are the first international official supporters of Ashgabat 2017.
Waterskiing - 27 Jun 2017 - Federations & NOCs
In the spirit of Peace & Sport, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) recently completed a two-day waterski and wakeboard coaching seminar in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPR Korea). The Peace & Sport organisation, based in Monaco and working in five continents, helps to make sport a vehicle for tolerance, respect, sharing and citizenship.
Soccer - 27 Jun 2017 - Leagues & cups
On the 14-15th of July in Odessa, Ukraine, the Ukrainian Premier League will host the Football Experience Exchange Forum (FEX Odesa 2017), right before the Supercup match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Dynamo Kyiv on July 15th.
Soccer - 23 Jun 2017 - Events
Soccerex are delighted to announce that Atlanta United President, Darren Eales, will conduct an exclusive interview at the Soccerex Global Convention, 4 – 6 September. Eales will discuss the MLS expansion club’s launch and first season, as well as its new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will be a world-class venue and leader in technology, sustainability and fan engagement. 
Judo - 23 Jun 2017 - Federations & NOCs
New Judo Rules Seminar for referees and coaches from 9 ASEAN countries held in Tokyo
Various - 23 Jun 2017 - Events
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of ASOIF, announced today that he will stand down as President of SportAccord Convention, but will remain on the Executive Committee of the organisation representing the major stakeholder, ASOIF.
Conferences - 22 Jun 2017 - Events
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention, the biggest global gathering for the sporting community, is delighted to announce the unveiling of the new conference programme ‘CityAccord’, aimed at cities, regions, sponsors, international sport federations and organising committees, as well as industry.
Games - 22 Jun 2017 - Sponsorship
The Wroclaw company Kriosystem Life Sp. z o.o. has joined the group of partners for The World Games 2017. During the Games, the company will make available a Mobile Cryochamber for Cryotherapy treatments and Kriosan equipment for localised treatment, for use by the participants.
Motorsport - 22 Jun 2017 - Events
Tokyo to host FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup 2017 with SUNPROS confirmed as promoter
University sports - 22 Jun 2017 - Federations & NOCs
All eyes in the world of student sport turned to Turin today, as the torch lighting ceremony of the 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017 ignited a flame set to burn until 30 August 2017. The Italian city was chosen in recognition of its role as host of the first ever Universiade in 1959. The ceremony was hosted by the University of Turin.
Soccer - 22 Jun 2017 - Events
Following its unveiling earlier this year, FC Barcelona have confirmed that they will be presenting on their groundbreaking ‘Barca Innovation Hub’ project at this year’s Soccerex Global Convention 2017, taking place in Manchester, 4th-6th September.
Games - 20 Jun 2017 - Events
The road to the Olympic Games seems to go – more and more – through The World Games.  Former World Games sport Rugby made it to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and Karate, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Baseball/Softball will be present in Tokyo 2020. Earlier, The World Games sports Badminton, Triathlon and Taekwondo became Olympic sports in 2000 and Beach Volleyball in 1996. Dance Sport will be on the programme of the Youth Olympics 2018 as well as Karate and Sport Climbing.
Business - 19 Jun 2017 - Media
Sponsorship Software Start-up to Work with Global Leader in Sports Analytics and Insights
Boxing - 15 Jun 2017 - Media
FIGHT SPORTS has secured Live rights to two of the biggest events in both Championship Boxing and MMA back-to-back weekends, beginning with HBO's Championship Boxing featuring the Light Heavyweight World Championship rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev on June 17 followed by Bellator MMA NYC featuring Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva, as well as MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko taking on Matt Mitrione  on June 24.
Games - 13 Jun 2017 - Events
The 100-Day Countdown for the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games was celebrated in grand style at the multi-functional stadium in the Turkmen city of Mary.
Business - 12 Jun 2017 - Events
The global conference and exhibition of cities and sports, business and cultural events is off to a flying start with 24 partners and sponsors already on board this year.
Business - 09 Jun 2017 - Events
The second and final day of The Academy closed with a bang at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Following on from the previous day, which provided fascinating insight into new ways to attract revenues and promote oneself and one’s organisation to a wider audience, Day 2 of The Academy had a lot to live up to!
Business - 08 Jun 2017 - Events
The first day of The Academy saw an incredibly engaging and thought-provoking start to the conference, held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Soccer - 07 Jun 2017 - Leagues & cups
Play for Change (PFC) and Pro League have hosted their third annual ‘Schools Cup’, a youth football tournament that was held at the Eneco Stadium of Oud-Heverlee Leuven in Belgium.
Taekwondo - 07 Jun 2017 - Events
Sportcal will conduct an Advanced GSI Event Study on the WTF World Taekwondo Grand-Prix Series 3, as well as two Data Studies on the Cadet Championships and Grand-Prix Finals & Team Championships.
Soccer - 06 Jun 2017 - Events
In this early summer season, a large number of Chinese and foreign football professionals gathered on the shores of Baiyun Mountain. China Football Summit 2017 in "Flower City" was ceremoniously held.
Business - 05 Jun 2017 - Events
Athletes and Executives from Microsoft, Verizon, ESPN, Twitter, and NFL Among Over 100 Confirmed Speakers.
Games - 02 Jun 2017 - Events
The World Games are here! On Thursday 20 July IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach declared the 10th edition of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland open.  He delivered the keynote address between the welcome speeches of Jose Perurena, President of the International World Games and Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of the city of Wroclaw.
Business - 31 May 2017 - Events
The eagerly awaited third edition of Sportcal’s unique and groundbreaking Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report is now available to purchase.
Business - 31 May 2017 - Events
BANGKOK, Thailand – SportAccord Convention is delighted to confirm the official signing ceremony took place today with Host City ‘Bangkok’ for the sixteenth edition of the Convention to be held from 15 – 20 April 2018.
Business - 31 May 2017 - Events
TSE Consulting is delighted to announce that Serge Didenko has joined The Academy 2017 Programme as a Guest Speaker. A known expert in the use of crowdfunding, Serge will share his experience of how organisations can use crowdfunding to attract new revenues.
Games - 30 May 2017 - Events
Athletes from 111 countries will compete at The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland this summer. This is 8 countries more than in 2013 in Cali, Colombia, and the most countries ever at The World Games. In 2009 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, the participants came from 84 countries, which was a new record at that time. In 2013 the number grew to 103.
Handball - 30 May 2017 - Events
Just days before the start of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2017 in Cologne, the event’s organiser, EHF Marketing GmbH, has announced a full-house of partners and sponsors as well as a record number of TV stations covering the event.
Conferences - 30 May 2017 - Events
TSE Consulting is delighted to announce that Brendan Schwab, Executive Director of the World Players Association, has joined The Academy 2017 Programme as a Guest Speaker. A leading voice in the representation of athletes and the protection of athletes’ rights, Brendan provides the ideal fit for The Academy Forum, with its focus on the role of athletes in sports governing bodies.
Business - 26 May 2017 - Media
New Partnership Provides Most Comprehensive Sponsorship Measurement Capabilities for the Sports Industry
Soccer - 24 May 2017 - Events
This Friday marks 100 days to go till the Soccerex Global Convention 2017 in Manchester. It is also the deadline to save money on your attendance for the event with delegate prices rising by £300. 
Various - 24 May 2017 - Events
The eagerly awaited third edition of Sportcal’s unique and groundbreaking Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report is now available to pre-order. Order your copy before the end of May and receive a 10% discount (25% for Sportcal subscribers) on the total cost.
Business - 24 May 2017 - Events
The Academy is delighted to announce that Olympians and World Champions Didier Cuche and Virgnie Faivre have joined The Academy’s Forum, which makes up the final session of the two-day conference held on June 7-8, 2017.
Business - 22 May 2017 - Media
The partnership will extend video transport services coverage in Europe, Africa and Middle East 
Mixed martial arts - 22 May 2017 - Leagues & cups
Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will serve as the global brand’s first-ever official hospital. The new multi-year partnership provides UFC with access to the hospital’s sports medicine physicians, who will serve as orthopedic consultants in conjunction with the brand’s medical team.  
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