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Tie Break Tens, the quick-fire tie-break tennis tournament which launched in December last year, will return for its second edition on October 23rd at the Erste Bank Open 500 - the ATP World Tour 500 stop in Vienna.

Speaking at the Press Conference Centre in Rio’s Barra Olympic Park this morning, Balázs Fürjes, the Budapest 2024 Bid Chairman, and members of “Team Budapest”, gave a much anticipated press conference to a group of international journalists.
Fürjes opened by saying that Budapest’s Olympic bid approach was one of “athletic determination”, to achieve “one single goal”.

As the final members of the Hungarian Team prepare to depart for Rio they will do so in the knowledge that both the President of Hungary, Mr. János Áder, and Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orbán support them as they compete in the world’s greatest sporting spectacle – in person.

Hungary welcomed back Formula One for the thirtieth year running last weekend. Online tickets were completely sold out for the event, including children’s tickets and the Paddock Club. Last year’s event saw visitor numbers up by 10% hitting a record 186,000 visitors with the momentum set to continue this year. 

The Budapest 2024 Olympic bid this week received further support from the Hungarian Hotel & Restaurant Association (HHRA). Around 96% of the hotels in the Balaton Corridor region attended a series of presentations over two days from the Vice Chairman of Budapest 2024 and Government Tourism Commissioner, Gusztáv Bienerth.

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has awarded the 2019 edition of the ITU Grand Final to Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, which will also organize an ITU World Cup stage in 2018. The other bidder for the event was the city of Edmonton (CAN).

Hungarian National Television and Budapest 2024 have teamed up to create a free live site for the duration of the UEFA European Championship in Budapest’s most popular urban green space, Erzsébet Square. T

In September, the International Football Business Institute (IFBI) will open its doors in Brussels. As the first football business institute in the world, the IFBI wants to prepare Belgian and foreign future executives with a passion for football and entrepreneurship for a promising career in the football industry. Renowned international football professionals from institutions and clubs will teach the students the in and outs of the industry. This postgraduate education is organized in partnership with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

The International Olympic Committee today announced that Budapest has been selected to continue to the second stage of the bidding process to become the next Summer Olympics Host City after Tokyo.

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has announced the appointment of Michael Hershman, co-founder of Transparency International, as Group CEO

Baseball, softball among new, youth-based sports package advancing to a final vote at IOC Session in August . The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today welcomed the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board to support the inclusion of baseball and softball among a new sports package for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

National basketball leagues and federations to benefit as long-running agreement is extended to 2019