Africa

The executive board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold its first meeting of the year 2001 in Dakar, Senegal.

A FIFA team on a final inspection of Nigerian facilities for the World Youth Cup has criticised the stadiums at two venues.

Australian Olympic officials do not know how Kenya used a US$10,000 payment aimed at securing the 2002 Games for Sydney, the Sydney Morning Herald has said.

FIFA are looking into the possibility of rescheduling the Confederations Cup from January to August 1999 after world champions France withdrew last month.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said it will not make a choice this weekend between the two African countries bidding to host the 2006 World Cup.

FIFA's choice of Africa to host the 2010 World Cup was right and overdue, a leading Moroccan Football Federation official said on Friday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has yet to receive any formal bids for the hosting of the 2004 African Nations' Cup a little more than a month before the deadline closes.

Former World Cup hero, Sir Bobby Charlton, championing England's campaign to host the 2006 World Cup, has appealed to Africans to support England if two bids from their own continent are unsuccessful.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has made his clearest statement yet as to who he believes should win the race to host the 2006 World Cup.

South Africa and Germany are neck-a-neck as the vital FIFA poll enters the third round of voting.

English soccer chiefs were planning to hold an urgent meeting with European governing body UEFA today in a bid to stop a new generation of hooligans from destroying their Euro 2000 campaign and seriously undermining their 2006 World Cup bid.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter spent the weekend in Morocco for a visit to discuss the country's bid to host the 2006 World Cup.

CSI has extended its television rights contract with the Zimbabwe Cricket Union.

The South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU) executive is set to bow to pressure and and vote themselves out of office according to Reuters.

South Africa could host a Formula One Grand Prix race in 2001 or maybe even sooner if there is a gap in the programme, Formula One Association president Bernie Ecclestone is reported to have said.

International rugby union officials have agreed that the British Lions will continue to tour every four years.

Germany's bid chief Franz Beckenbauer believes the race to stage the 2006 World Cup finals is very close with Germany in with

South Africa has denied suggestions in the UK press that it plans to shelve its bid for the 2006 soccer World Cup.

Organisers of the 2003 Cricket World Cup have appointed international consortium Edusport Gullinjet Travel (EGT) to handle all the travel for overseas visitors to the tournament which is to be held in South Africa.

United Arab Emirates cricket authorities demanded yesterday that all of their team's matches in the ICC Trophy be replayed because two of their top players were refused entry into Canada.

Hasim Rahman's shock victory over Lennox Lewis in their world heavyweight title clash in South Africa on Sunday may give the sport of boxing a much-needed shot in the arm.

Sky Sports? digital viewers will be able to listen to everything the referee says when it launches Ref-Link for England?s Six Nations rugby clash with Italy at Twickenham, London on Saturday.

Nigeria pledged on Thursday that the building of facilities will be completed in time to host the All-Africa Games in 2003.

An interim report by investigators into cricket match-fixing allegations is to be placed before Indian Parliament next month, according to the country?s sport minister.