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The Italian government has officially signed guarantees in support of the Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo bid to host the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, while Latvia’s Prime Minister has also declared his…

The Ironman triathlon series has announced that the Estonian capital of Tallinn will be the host of a new full-distance event, commencing next year.

The Fiba Europe division of the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has awarded hosting rights for its 2019 Women’s EuroBasket national team tournament to Serbia and Latvia.

Belarus and Latvia have been awarded joint hosting rights to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Men’s World Championship in 2021, while Finland has been announced as the host of the 2022 event.

Israel, Latvia, Russia and Serbia have each submitted a bid to host the 2019 edition of the EuroBasket Women national team basketball tournament.

Tallinn in Estonia has been confirmed as the host of the 2018 European Curling Championships.

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced that Finland has applied to host its 2021 Men’s World Championship and will face competition from a joint bid by Belarus and Latvia.

Latvia has become the first nation to announce a boycott of Sochi’s 2017 Bob & Skeleton World Championships, as senior Russian officials continue to rail against the findings of the second part of the independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report into doping in Russian sport.

European football’s governing body Uefa has awarded hosting rights to the 2018 editions of its Champions League final and Super Cup matches to Kiev in Ukraine and Tallinn in Estonia, respectively, while Theodore Theodoridis has been named as the organisation’s general secretary on a permanent basis.

The World Rallycross Championship has signed a multi-year deal for the Latvian capital of Riga to stage a round of the motor-racing series from 2016.

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has awarded hosting rights for its events to Finland and Lithuania.

Uefa has issued penalties to Turkish club Bursaspor, Romanian duo CFR 1907 Cluj and FC Astra Giurgiu, and Lithuanian team FK Ekranas in the latest punishments handed out by European football’s governing body through its Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

The International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) has awarded its 2017 World Championships to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, while the evolution of the sport has continued with the introduction of a new fencing format.

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced the hosts of the World Junior Curling Championships, European Junior Curling Challenge, European Mixed Curling Championship and World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event for the 2014-15 season, with the Estonian capital of Tallinn set to host its first major event.

UEFA has announced that Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the exclusive media rights to the Champions League and Europa League from 2012-15 in three Baltic countries.

Lithuanian TV broadcasters were forced to cancel live coverage of Euroleague basketball matches due to a new law banning prime-time advertising of alcohol.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) says it is committed to providing additional content access to sports fans around Europe following record levels of new media coverage for the Winter Olympics.

Euroleague Basketball has reached agreements for mobile and broadband coverage in Cyprus and Lithuania.

UEFA has revealed details of broadcast deals outside of the main European markets for three Champions League seasons from 2006 to 2009.

The NBA’s 2005-06 season will reach an all-time high 215 countries and territories through 164 international broadcasters in 43 languages.

HC6rmann KG, international supplier of building elements such as garage doors and industrial door systems, has booked panel advertising at international World Cup qualifying matches and friendly matches.

The football associations of Brunei Darussalam, Denmark and New Zealand are set to receive their first Goal projects under a programme drawn up by FIFA.

The 2005 NBA All-Star events will be televised in 214 countries in 45 languages via 97 international telecasters.

Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with a group of leading Nordic broadcasters for a substantial package of rights to FIFA’s top events, including the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with Czech TV for the television rights of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in the Czech Republic.

Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement for the television rights to the 2006 FIFA World CupTM for the territory defined as French-speaking Belgium.

German commercial broadcaster RTL has signed a deal with Infront, giving it live rights to up to eight matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA’s TV partner Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with Australian network SBS for the broadcast rights for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Infront has signed a hat-trick of FIFA World Cup 2006 TV deals.

European basketball governing body FIBA Europe says four nations have approached it with a view to hosting the 2007 European Championship for Men.

A major marketing workshop to enhance ticket sales for European basketball’s Euroleague concludes today – with participating teams saying the effort is paying off.

The NBA's growing international presence has again been proven after the league signed a raft of TV rights deals across the globe.

The European Pro Beach Soccer League (EPBSL) is set to expand in 2004 after organisers agreed to take on more clubs.