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Saran Media, the Turkish media-rights agency, has extended its contract for the rights to tennis Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon for a further two years in a deal covering 13 territories

The French resorts of Meribel-Courchevel and Planica, Slovenia have landed the 2023 Alpine Ski World Championships and Nordic World Ski Championships, respectively, as part of a raft of hosting rights assigned by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

The TCR International Series has added four new races to its calendar for the 2017 season, with Georgia set to stage a major motorsport event for the first time.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has confirmed that six cities from three continents have lodged bids to host the 2018 edition of its World Championships.

Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV), the governing body of volleyball in Europe, has awarded hosting rights for the 2017 men’s European Championship to Poland and the women’s European Championship of the same year to Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The European Athletics Council has awarded its 2017 Indoor Championships to Belgrade, while Tbilisi has landed the inaugural edition of the Youth Championships in 2016.

Georgia has confirmed its intention to make a bid for UEFA Euro 2020 after shelving plans to put forward a co-hosting model with Azerbaijan.

Sochi (Russia), Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) were today accepted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board in Lausanne as Candidate Cities to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. The cities were accepted unanimously from a total of seven Applicant Cities, which also included Jaca (Spain), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Sofia (Bulgaria), and Borjomi (Georgia).

The IOC will confirm the final short-list of cities in the running to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Thursday.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has unveiled details of High Performance investments for lesser nations as part of its £30 million global strategic investment programme.

Anton Schutti is the new managing director for the Salzburg 2014 bid.

Sochi, the Russian Black Sea resort is to bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics just weeks after Moscow failed in its effort to attract the 2012 Summer Games.

First Sports International (FSI), a technology solutions provider, has launched in the UK and the US with plans to open an office later this summer in Sydney, Australia.

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.

Rugby League’s European Nations Cup will be staged for the third successive year this autumn.

Arthur Blank (pictured), owner of NFL team the Atlanta Falcons is set to buy the Georgia Force Arena Football League team.

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

UK commercial network ITV has reported an audience of more than 70 million viewers for its coverage of the opening rounds of the Rugby World Cup from Australia.

Rugby World Cup minnows Georgia have signed a kit sponsorship deal with UK firm Kukri.

UK commercial free-to-air broadcaster ITV has claimed that its line-up of sports content over the last weekend pulled in over 26 million viewers to the network.

US sports marketing and management firm, General Sports & Entertainment, has acquired fake turf firm US Synthetic Grass.

The television ratings for US college football's annual New Year's Day schedule were up on the previous year.

IMG Football has appointed Darrell Wills as its new director of football operations, South-eastern US.

College American Football league, the Southeast Conference (SEC), cleared $100 million (EUR102.7m) in revenues last year - making it the richest college sports league.

College American Football league, the Southeast Conference (SEC), cleared $100 million (EUR102.7m) in revenues last year - making it the richest college sports league.

South Korea's Cheju island, one of the venues for this summer's World Cup venue, wants to host Mike Tyson's heavyweight showdown with world champion Lennox Lewis.

Detroit is set to become the new favourite to host the Lennox Lewis/Mike Tyson fight after news that Tyson is set to apply for a licence to fight in Michigan.

Las Vegas has once again emerged as a possible candidate to stage the Lennox Lewis versus Mike Tyson heavyweight bout, in the latest twist in a saga attracting more attention than the prospect of the fight itself.

The ongoing saga of where boxing's biggest pay-day bout between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis will take place has taken a new twist, after Indonesia threw its name into the ring.

The BBC's director general Greg Dyke said he would probably bid for the TV rights to the Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis fight, although he admitted that the decision "would not be an easy one".

The Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis fight could be set for Atlanta in June after Tyson was granted a licence to fight.

Arthur Blank, the founder and former chief executive of US-based home improvements company Home Depot Inc, has agreed to buy the National Football League's (NFL) Atlanta Falcons for USD545m (EUR611m).

The BBC has unveiled a new three-year deal for exclusive live coverage of the Masters golf tournament from Augusta, Georgia.