Events

Great Britain’s chances of hosting the 2005 World Athletics Championships have been dealt another blow according to reports.

Athens 2004 Olympic organisers will propose a new, tougher security plan to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspection team visiting Greece this week in the wake of the air attacks on the US.

Heather White has been appointed as the new head of sports sales at marketing and media company Sportsworld Media Group.

Emirates Airlines have announced the end of their sponsorship of racing’s World Series.

US satellite TV platform DirecTV will be allowed to air the WWF ‘Unforgiven’ pay-per-view event this Sunday despite contract renewal talks between the two parties for regular delivery of the content remaining unresolved.

YankeeNets LLC, the soon to be launched regional TV network for the New York Yankees, has hired the experienced John Fillippelli as head of production.

The European Commission is seeking further assurances on the proposed merger of RTL Group, Vivendi Universal and Group Jean-Claude Darmon (Darmon, pictured) after concerns the move will stifle competition.

Octagon Esedos, the Spanish agency of the sports marketing giant has appointed the son-in-law of King Juan Carlos I of Spain as its new business development manager.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) will try to secure a record TV rights deal with its incumbent broadcast partners, NBC and Turner, when it opens renewal talks at a league meeting on Saturday.

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has signed a major new ten-year sponsorship deal with Carlton & United Breweries (CUB).

The chairman of English Premier League soccer club Ipswich Town, David Sheepshanks, has joined the board of World Snooker as a non-executive director.

Bob Merriman has been named as chairman of the Australian Cricket Board (ACB).

Insurance brand Norwich Union has renewed its title sponsorship of domestic athletics events in the UK in a new deal worth £20million ($29.29m/B

Two of the prime backers in YankeesNet - the soon-to-be-launched regional TV network for the New York baseball franchise - have reportedly pulled their combined $170million (B

The Dallas Cowboys, one of the world’s most successful sporting franchises, is proposing to sell exclusive rights to four sections of their 30-year-old Texas Stadium rather than slap a corporate name on it.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to introduce women’s wrestling at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but it told boxing to axe one of its weight divisions.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to introduce women’s wrestling at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but it told boxing to axe one of its weight divisions.