Australia

The IOC and FIFA have joined forces to ease the burden on clubs losing players to the Sydney Olympic soccer tournament.

The International Olympic Committee has signed a doping control agreement with the Australian government covering the Sydney Olympics.

Sydney Olympics organisers are set to receive a funding boost worth more than A$50 million (US$32 million).

The Australian Government has set up a special task force to assist the country's sporting organisations reeling in the wake of the financial collapse of three major sponsors.

A major review of Australian Football League club finances has cast long-term doubts over the current 16-team competition.

Australian soccer star Harry Kewell has received a carefully worded apology from a promotor which has cleared the way for him to play for his country against France at the MCG on November 11.

Still reeling from the bankruptcy earlier this year of its marketing partner ISL, the ATP Tour has laid off 15 staff members and cut $7m (B

Australian soccer club the Canberra Cosmos is set to pursue legal action after being dumped from the country's national soccer league today.

Bob Merriman has been named as chairman of the Australian Cricket Board (ACB).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to introduce women’s wrestling at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but it told boxing to axe one of its weight divisions.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to introduce women’s wrestling at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but it told boxing to axe one of its weight divisions.

UK company Aggreko has won an exclusive contract to supply temporary power for broadcasters during next year’s FIFA World Cup in Japan.

The Australian Cricket Board (ACB) and Women’s Cricket Australia (WCA) are to integrate their operations to ensure the best possible approach to developing the game in Australia.

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the final of the 2002 European Cup, organisers European Rugby Cup Ltd (ERC) have confirmed.

Former Australian test batsman and cricket administrator Barry Shepherd has died aged 64, the Australian Cricket Board has announced.

South Africa will consider enforcing no-fly zones over cricket stadiums at the 2003 World Cup after last week's terrorist attacks on the US – as sporting events around the world tighten up on security.

One of sport's biggest backers, Ansett Australia, the second-largest domestic airline Down-Under, has shut down its operations with immediate effect, leaving passengers stranded at airports and the sports industry in the region in chaos.

The Greg Norman International, which offers the highest purse, the best field and the biggest crowds on Australia's golfing calendar, has been scrapped after a dispute between the promoters and the Australasian PGA Tour.

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), through its Carlton Draught brand, has signed a sponsorship deal with the Australian Football League (AFL) with transport operator Yarra Trams that will allow free public transport this for this year’s AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG).

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has angrily dismissed a rumour predicting the 2003 Rugby World Cup could be shifted from Australia and New Zealand to Europe.

Officials in Australia have warned that the country’s sport industry would be thrown into chaos if the nation’s second largest airline Ansett Australia collapses after months of financial ruin.

The Seven Network and Soccer Australia have confirmed broadcast plans for the 2001/2002 soccer season.

MP Web, the new media company of Milan-based sports marketers Media Partners Group, and Italian Serie A soccer club AC Parma have signed an exclusive management agreement for the official website of AC Parma until 2009.

The LPGA World Cup of Golf, scheduled to be played in Australia later this year, has been cancelled.