10 May 2016
With the 2018 Fifa World Cup just over two years away, Russia’s impressive portfolio of sporting world championships continues to unfold this week with ice hockey’s IIHF World Championships...
26 Apr 2016
Mixed martial arts has come a long way, its proponents say, from the early days of its ‘no-rules’ fighting image, a journey which has now been recognised by New York State lifting a near 20-year ban...
12 Apr 2016
The ICC World Twenty20 2016, which culminated earlier this month after 27 days of action in India, was the largest to-date, having been held across more venues (eight) than ever before...
29 Mar 2016
Despite being just two years away, there are several world championships in 2018 for which a host city is still being sought or finalised by event owners.
15 Mar 2016
After holding a successful dual men’s and women’s World Cup in 2014, with 24 teams competing across 16 days in front of 250,000 spectators in two venues, some might argue that there is not much wrong with the health of international field hockey.
01 Mar 2016
Lillehammer 2016 marked the fourth Youth Olympic Games (YOG), a multi-sport games aimed at young athletes aged 15-18 years old. The Nordic city and surrounding area welcomed 1,100 athletes from 70 nations to compete in seven Olympic sports from 12-21 February.
15 Feb 2016
Almost six years after hosting the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010, Sport Hosting Vancouver, the city’s dedicated agency in attracting sport events, launched the ‘Sport Hosting Vancouver Action Plan’ in December 2015 aiming to improve its ability to compete to host major sporting events.
02 Feb 2016
The three largest events of the year, the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Uefa Euro 2016, soccer's European Championships in France, are set to welcome around 9 million spectators to their venues this year. However, with the zika virus outbreak sparking health concerns in South America, and French security alerts still at a high level following terrorist attacks last year, the anticipated level of attendance at these events could be under threat.
19 Jan 2016
The fourth FAI World Air Games took to the skies of Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 1 to 12 December last year, the first time the event was held outside of Europe. In what could be described as a turning point for the event and for FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, Dubai delivered a compact, city-based games, where the 23 air sports disciplines shared the same arenas and athlete experience. Although individual air sport disciplines compete regularly in separate world championships...
14 Dec 2015
The International Weightlifting Federation became the latest of many summer Olympic sports to break participation records at its world championships in the year before the Olympic Games. It follows other sports such as archery and gymnastics, where participation records were also broken at their respective world championships, as athletes vie to secure valuable qualification points and places to Rio de Janeiro next summer. This year’s IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, USA...