The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has signed a long-term rights deal with pan-regional broadcasting group United Media across nine markets in Southern Europe

Lega Basket Serie A, the organising body for the top division of Italian basketball, has further extended its broadcast reach through various rights deals in European markets

The Asian Football Confederation has agreed a deal with United Media, owner of the Sportklub channels, to broadcast AFC competitions in Southeast Europe

Pay-television broadcaster A1 Bulgaria has acquired domestic rights to the Bulgarian National Basketball League (NBL) for the next three seasons

LaLiga, the governing body of Spanish football’s top two divisions, has launched its invitation to tender covering broadcast rights in 16 European territories.

Bulgarian pay-television broadcaster bTV has picked up rights in the country to the Spanish Supercopa club football competition this year

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to lay the groundwork for a joint bid to host either the 2028 Uefa European Championship or the 2030 Fifa World Cup

Uefa, football’s European governing body, has imposed sanctions on three clubs for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.

Following Fifa's award of the 2026 World Cup to three North American nations, joint bids are becoming more common for the showpiece event

Gian Franco Kasper has announced his intention to pursue a sixth term as president of the International Ski Federation (FIS).

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has awarded hosting rights for its 2017 European Open Championships to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia as it unveiled calendar plans for next year that will involve its first major event in Asia.

The Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC) has ordered a sprinting coach to return home from the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after he posed as an athlete and gave a urine sample to drug testers, while Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi and Bulgarian runner Silvia Danekova have both reportedly failed doping tests.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has adopted a new co-hosting model for its Volleyball Men’s World Championship by awarding the 2018 edition of the national team event to Italy and Bulgaria.

The Bulgarian capital of Sofia has been named host city of the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships and the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, while the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Antwerp, Belgium.

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced new events in North Korea and Bulgaria for its 2015 World Tour, with a record prize fund of $3m (€2.4m) being supplied across the 23 dates.

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 Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has ordered top-flight league club Botev Plovdiv to play its next game behind closed doors after fans threw objects onto the pitch and hit an official.