Events

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.

The future of English soccer club Queens Park Rangers could be resolved in the next three weeks after a consortium had an £8.5million ($12.45m, C)13.43m) bid accepted.

The Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup are trading places on the calendar beginning next year.

Public relations giant Edelman has launched a new sport sponsorship consultancy in Europe.

Australian broadcaster the Nine Network has unveiled the planned schedule for its newly acquired coverage of the Australian Football League (AFL) after winning the rights from main rival the Seven Network earlier this year.

Photographic agency Empics has bought the exclusive rights to market historical sports pictures from the Sports & General and Barratts archives.

Vietnam has earmarked a budget of about US$800m (B

Olympic leaders have painted an apocalyptic picture this week of the potential devastation from an attack on the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games.

Professional teams from throughout the western USA will be looking to recruit new staff at the 2nd Annual Sports Career Seminar and Job Fair in Washington state next month.

Octagon UK’s success in attracting sponsors for European rugby union’s top club competitions has earned it the right to handle the event management and commercial arrangements of both the Heineken Cup and European Shield.

The town council of Spanish town Zaragoza is to demand compensation 'in image not in money' from Unipublic, the organisers of cycling’s, La Vuelta Ciclista a EspaC1a – the Tour of Spain – for not being able to broadcast the ninth stage because of strong winds.

South Africa will consider enforcing no-fly zones over cricket stadiums at the 2003 World Cup after last week's terrorist attacks on the US – as sporting events around the world tighten up on security.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has changed the venue of its October Executive Board meeting from Pakistan to Malaysia, in recognition of recent world events and the uncertainty over the security aspects of international travel to the region.

RTL Klub, the Hungarian unit of German media giant Bertelsmann , has won the broadcast rights until 2006 for Formula One motor racing, event organiser Hungaroring Rt has said.

The Indian government has indefinitely delayed the Afro-Asian Games due to be held in New Delhi between November 3 and 11.

Organisers of next summer’s soccer World Cup say they will work closely with the CIA and other international security agencies to ensure safety at the event.

English Premier League soccer club Leeds United, has confirmed its selection of the TALENT sports, venue and event management service from Software4sport following a successful twelve months trial.

Doubts over the wisdom of staging the first CART race in the UK next weekend are intensifying following events in Germany.