Minor Sports

Lukas Hinder has tendered his resignation as president of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), stating the decision has been made in an effort to further the organisation’s position in the sports market as it prepares to be showcased at the forthcoming summer Youth Olympic Games.

The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) has been forced to move its 2018 World Championships for a second time after the facilities where the event was due to be held in Cali, Colombia, were demolished.

The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is poised to become the first International Federation (IF) to transition from observer member status of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) to full membership, it was announced today (Tuesday).

The 2018 Drone Racing League World Championship will take place in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s General Sports Authority (GSA) announced today (Friday).

The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) has revealed details of the first seven sports bodies it has granted observer status to.

The Czech Republic has been awarded hosting rights to the 2021 World Orienteering Championships.

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has announced details of a new international Test match competition in a move designed to further expand the profile of the sport, which is also known as ultimate frisbee.

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has received bids from Brazil and the Czech Republic to stage its World Championships in 2021.

Tomas Eriksson has been re-elected as president of the International Floorball Federation (IFF).

The International Olympic Committee has given muaythai and cheerleading provisional recognition as Olympic sports.

The International Korfball Federation (IKF) has opted to increase the number of participating countries at its World Championship from 16 to 20.

The Drone Racing League (DRL) has confirmed the closure of an investment round worth more than $12m (€10.8m) as it seeks to bolster its position in the global sports marketplace.

The Alisports arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has made its latest major investment in the sports market by partnering with the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF).

A new integrity alliance has today (Tuesday) been formed to uphold the transparency of esports.

US college sports conference the Pac-12 will make its first foray into the esports market later this year after announcing that its content and multi-platform media company, Pac-12 Networks, will organise and broadcast competitions between student-athletes across a number of as yet unnamed game titles.

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) has announced that the French commune of Champagny-en-Vanoise will host its showpiece Ice Climbing World Championships in lead and speed next year.

Singapore-based social networking company YuuZoo and Chinese conglomerate Alibaba have expanded their recently formed esports partnership into six Southeast Asian territories.