Estonia

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Pan-regional broadcaster Viasat Sport has renewed its TV rights deal for coverage of the US PGA Tour.

KirchSport has negotiated a renewal deal with pan-Scandinavian broadcaster the Modern Times Group (MTG) for the television rights to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.

European soccer chief Lennart Johansson has acknowledged that it would take some time before Bosnia's divided communities came together in sport following the 1992-1995 ethnic war.

Russia's skiing federation (RSF) has been forced to cancel two World Cup cross country skiing races because of lack of funds, a senior federation official has said.

Les McDonald, president of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body of the Olympic sport, has been forced into a court case in Vancouver, British Columbia, over allegations that recent elections to his organisation were fixed, with some national federations being denied their right to vote.

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