Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has welcomed fresh investment from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV as it seeks to tap into the opportunities created by the recent legalisation of sports betting in the US.

Orkney, an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland, will host the Island Games for the first time after being granted rights to the 2023 edition of the multi-sport event.

The UK government has appointed John Crabtree as chairman of the local organising committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in the English city of Birmingham.

North and South Korea will field joint teams in several sports at this year’s Asian Games in Indonesia, building on the collaboration at the Pyeongchang winter Olympic Games earlier this year.

Belfast in Northern Ireland has been stripped of the hosting rights for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games after it failed to provide funding guarantees to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

North and South Korea have agreed to form a unified team for certain sports at this year’s edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.