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The Australian city of Brisbane has been selected as the host for the 2021 edition of the Nitro World Games extreme sports event

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has further scaled back attendance plans for the upcoming French Open grand slam tournament, with only 5,000 fans set to be allowed inside the Roland Garros grounds per…

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will put together an Expert Group to conduct a full review into the status of its 2021 World Championship after Latvia expressed an unwillingness to co-host…

Sporting venues in the Australian state of New South Wales received a shot in the arm yesterday after the state government approved plans to safely allow more fans at sports events

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed its return to Fight Island with five events in September and October, including two pay-per-view cards and three Fight Nights.

The International Tennis Federation has rebranded the Fed Cup, the women’s international teams event, as the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas in a tribute to the iconic female tennis player and pioneer f…

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said he hoped to visit Japan in October to meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga - Japan Today

The United States Golf Association is considering a formal rotation of sites for the US Open men's golf major championship

The NTT IndyCar Series has added a street race in Nashville, Tennessee, to its schedule next year with the inaugural Music City Grand Prix on August 6-8, 2021

Kevin Roberts speaks to Christopher Carroll, the IOC's director of digital engagement and marketing, about how the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has challenged the IOC to raise its games and accelerate its digital engagement and marketing programme.

Kevin McCullagh takes a look at the world’s biggest annual cricket competition, the Indian Premier League, ahead of its move this year to the United Arab Emirates

Frank Leenders, director general of Fiba Media and Marketing Services, is optimistic about the future of basketball, in spite of the 'invisible enemy' of Covid-19. He speaks to Kevin McCullagh about this and the other challenges the federation has faced in 2020, such as losing much-loved ambassadors of the sport Kobe Bryant, David Stern and Borislav Stankovic.

Rugby League World Cup 2021 chief executive officer Jon Dutton details how the Rugby League World cup are looking to transcend the traditional audience of rugby league when the tournament is held in England…

New date increases likelihood of 2021 start to league's next season

The Ladies Professional Golf Association has called off all four events of its Asia swing in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic due to the quarantine requirements in place with crossing country borders

Fans will be able to attend football matches in the top-tier German Bundesliga this weekend after politicians reached an agreement to allow stadiums to open at 20 per cent of full capacity

Hosting the Olympics in 2000 and the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 helped Australia develop expertise that was instrumental in winning the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup hosting rights along with New Zealand earlier t…

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has made only a partial payment of a A$25m ($18.2m/€15.4m) instalment due in its media-rights deal with Cricket Australia.

The Badminton World Federation has shelved the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore is targeting the World Rugby Sevens Series scheduled in the city next April as its return to hosting major sports events after the Covid-19 pandemic

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league will admit increased numbers of fans to its games from this weekend, following the Japanese government's relaxation of Covid-19 spectator limits

Italy's Politecnico di Torino has signed a five-year agreement with consultancy AWE Sport to work on initiatives to improve the environmental footprint of major sports events through education and innovation

The International Luge Federation (FIL) has reassigned hosting rights for its 2021 World Championships from Whistler in Canada to Berchtesgaden/Königsee in Germany.

SPORTEL Monaco postponed to February 2021 SPORTEL Awards to go ahead in October

A criminal trial of former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke and the chairman of sports pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports Nasser Al-Khelaifi began in Switzerland yesterday

The New Zealand government has relaxed some of its Covid-19 quarantine rules to make it easier for the Australia v New Zealand Bledisloe Cup rugby union matches to go ahead next month

Swiss Tennis, the sport’s governing body in Switzerland, has agreed to sell its 50-per-cent shareholding in the Swiss Open Gstaad, the ATP 250 tournament held in the Swiss Alps.

The Danish city of Aarhus will replace the country’s capital city Copenhagen on SailGP’s 2021 season.

World Table Tennis is running an event in Macau on November 25-29 to showcase some of the features of its upcoming revamp of International Table Tennis Federation competitions

The Infront agency has agreed a four-year extension to its deal to exclusively market sponsorship rights to the Four Hills Tournament, ski jumping’s showpiece otherwise known as the Vierschanzentournee.

Bellator has announced it will be the first mixed martial arts  promotion to hold a major event in France, with Accor Arena set to host Bellator Paris on October 10.

Migu, the entertainment streaming platform of Chinese mobile network China Mobile, agreed a sublicensing deal with streaming platform iQiyi Sports for coverage of the Spanish LaLiga during the 2020-21…

The Asian Football Confederation Champions League is to restart later today, after a six-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with West Zone matches played in Qatar

USA Rugby is taking the first official steps towards a likely bid to host the Rugby World Cup by conducting and financing a feasibility study to explore the operational and financial capabilities of hosting…

The Premier League has written to the UK government today to express its concerns with the latest restrictions placed on the return of fans to live sporting events in the country

Formula 1 was among the big winners at the 2020 Sports Technology Awards, taking the trophy in two categories for its innovative use of esports to engage fans, and marking its outstanding work to gain…

Koji Murofushi, the sports director of Tokyo’s summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, has left the organising committee to take up a new role as commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency.