Russia

The Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod has been awarded hosting rights to the 2021 Basketball Champions League Final 8, with fan attendance planned for the event

Israel-based automated highlights company WSC Sports has expanded its presence in Russia through an agreement with the VTB United League basketball competition

Oleg Matytsin will step down as president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) until December 17, 2022, in line with sanctions imposed on his native Russia by the Court of Arbitration…

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has re-introduced the Match TV football channels to its offering in a carriage deal

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has strengthened its football rights portfolio after agreeing a deal with web portal Yandex to show the Football National League (FNL), the second tier of the domestic…

The Asian Football Confederation has named sports broadcaster TV Start as their new media partner in Russia and the CIS territories. TV Start will show the AFC’s major competitions from 2021 to 2024.

Russian pay-television operator Tricolor has launched three new sports channels as it looks to promote domestic athletes and competitions

Five senior former Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) officials, including ex-president Dmitry Shlyakhtin, have been banned from the sport by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after a “major fraud” ant…

United World Wrestling (UWW) has moved to switch the hosting rights to its 2022 and 2023 Senior World Championships in order to fall in-line with the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling on t…

Sberbank, the state-owned Russian banking and financial services company, is reported to have been holding negotiations over the acquisition of a stake in Russian sports marketing agency Telesport

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has today (Thursday) stated that former president Anders Besseberg and former secretary general Nicole Resch have cases to answer as the final report into the governing…

Russian OTT streaming platform Okko has named Oleg Manzha as head of its subscription sports arm Okko Sport

Spanish football club Real Madrid has signed up sports gambling platform Fonbet as a regional sponsor

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has renewed its rights to the National Hockey League ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season and will continue to share rights with OTT streaming service DAZN which has…

The Gazprom-owned broadcaster Match TV has acquired exclusive rights in Russia to broadcast the Visma Ski Classics series

Lausanne’s Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the sanctions imposed against Russia for doping offences but halved the duration of a ban from four to two years.

World Athletics has spelt out a pathway for the return of the suspended Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) to the international fold, following five years of exile due to the country’s state-sponsored d…