Middle East

The United Arab Emirates is to stage this season’s Fifa Club World Cup in early 2022 after Japan withdrew as host due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Financial services firm BDSwiss has agreed a deal to sponsor the DP World Tour Championship, the season-ending event on golf’s European Tour.

Russia-based ice hockey competition the Kontinental Hockey League has announced its KHL World Games project will return with a game to be played in Dubai later this year

The National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards are expanding their presence in Israel by striking a deal with Israeli-based renewable energy company Energix

Saudi Arabian state-owned media company Saudi Sports Company has announced its acquisition of National Football League rights. The broadcaster has announced a three-year agreement for the rights

Venues in France and Spain will host HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series events for the first time in 2022, but events in Australia and New Zealand have dropped out due to pandemic-related logistics difficulties

The Abu Dhabi T10 cricket tournament has added digital collectible platform Rario as its non-fungible token (NFT) partner

Golf’s European Tour has announced it will visit Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates for the first time in 2022, with another tournament in the region set to be unveiled “in due course”. T

Fifa, football’s global governing body, is considering postponing its Club World Cup until 2022 amid ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

An investment consortium led by Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund has completed the acquisition of English Premier League club Newcastle United

English Premier League club Newcastle United is close to being acquired by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium, seemingly putting an end to a long-running process that has led to legal action between the league…

The European Tour has announced the addition of the Dubai Championship to its 2021 schedule for the second consecutive year. The event, which carries a $1.5m (€1.3

This year's Men's T20 World Cup, which starts next week in Oman, will mostly take place in stadiums open to fans at around 70-per-cent capacity

Emirati telco Etisalat has secured exclusive media rights in the Middle East and North Africa to the International Cricket Council Men's Twenty20 World Cup 2021 as part of a "ground-breaking collaboration…

Formula 1 has today (Thursday) agreed a deal for Qatar to take up the free slot on its 2021 calendar as part of a long-term race deal that will take effect from 2023

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has agreed an exclusive Hebrew-language deal with the Gaming Channel, Israel’s first 24/7 linear esports and gaming channel.

Extreme E’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia in April delivered an economic impact of more than €47m ($55m), according to an assessment by international research and data analytics organisation YouGov Spo…