The London Assembly has called on the UK government and sporting bodies to ensure tickets for future major sporting events in the English capital are available and affordable for ordinary people after publishing a report into the ticketing process for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The All England Club has announced its intention to continue the redevelopment of Wimbledon by confirming that a retractable roof will be added to No.1 Court for the 2019 Championships, while the organisation has become the latest grand slam to revamp its prize money structure.
Former FIFA Independent Governance Committee (IGC) member Alexandra Wrage has called on the Swiss government to intervene in the reform of world football’s governing body, stating that the work of the IGC has “done little more than polish the veneer on an outdated men’s club”.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced that Moscow will host its 2014 3x3 World Championships, the second edition of the Federation’s showpiece event for the condensed form of the sport.
The London Marathon has announced a five-year extension to its partnership with Virgin Money in a deal that will allow the banking division of the Virgin Group to retain its title sponsorship of the annual event until at least 2017.
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has become the latest sports organisation to embrace ball tracking technology, with Specsavers opticians set to sponsor the use of Hawk-Eye at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium.
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has announced a loss of A$8.3 million (US$8.5 million) for its 2012 financial year, but is hopeful of better fortunes in 2013 as a result of the lucrative knock-on effect of the British & Irish Lions tour.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the Brazilian Grand Prix is set to remain in Sao Paulo after he received assurances from Mayor Fernando Haddad that redevelopment work would be carried out at the Interlagos circuit.
National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner David Stern has said a decision over the future of the Sacramento Kings will be made next month, admitting the process has been the most complex of its kind in the league’s history.
Former Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president Jack Warner and ex-general secretary Chuck Blazer have been criticised for allegedly enriching themselves at the expense of the organisation as the regional body’s Integrity Committee detailed the findings of an investigation into the conduct of its former leaders.