Multi-Sport

The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) have today (Tuesday) signed a landmark partnership covering the organisation of the World Beach Games after the multi-sport event’s inaugural edition in 2019.

José Perurena has today (Monday) been re-elected as president of the International World Games Association (IWGA) as racquetball and softball secured returns to the World Games programme for the 2021 event in the US city of Birmingham, Alabama.

The Western Australia government has commissioned an audit of Perth’s sports facilities as part of plans to explore a bid for the 2026 edition of the Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has said it will consider awarding hosting rights for both the 2026 and 2030 editions of the multi-sport event at the same time, as the 2018 Games prepares to launch tomorrow (Wednesday).

Ben Cronin talks to David Grevemberg about the Commonwealth Games Federation's new model for selling sponsorship and supporting host cities in their delivery of the games.

British sportswear retail group JD Sports Fashion has today (Monday) entered the US market through a $558m (€452.5m) takeover deal for The Finish Line, one of the largest retailers of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories in the United States.

Emerald Media, the pan-Asia company backed by leading global investment firm KKR, has acquired a significant minority stake in Global Sports Commerce (GSC), one of the world’s largest sports technology and management companies.

Gold Coast City Council has dropped plans to mine data from Commonwealth Games visitors who use free high-speed wifi, according to Australian public-service broadcaster ABC.

US sportswear company Nike has detailed a reshuffling of its senior management, with Mark Parker committed to remain as chairman, president and chief executive beyond 2020 as the departure of Trevor Edwards, Nike Brand president, was announced.

London-based company The Sports Consultancy has been engaged to aid preparations for the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Lima, the latest initiative under a wider partnership between the Peruvian and UK governments.

German sportswear company Adidas has reported significant year-on-year increases in net sales and operating profit as it disclosed a scheme to buy back up to €3bn ($3.7bn) worth of its shares.

US entertainment and sports facilities company Oak View Group (OVG), the entity behind the drive to bring an NHL ice hockey team to Seattle, has secured substantial investment from private equity firm Silver Lake.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has launched a search for a new supplier of sample collection kits after current partner, Swiss technology company Berlinger Special, said it is pulling out of the market.

Wearable technology provider Whoop has announced a $25m (€20m) Series C financing round featuring some of the biggest names in sports and media.

German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas has won a ruling in a European court concerning the trademark of its iconic three-stripe design.

The Governor of Gangwon Province, where the 2018 winter Olympic Games are currently being held in Pyeongchang, has said a joint bid for the 2021 Asian winter Games (AWG) with North Korea is under consideration.

The organising committee for the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Lima has agreed a hosting deal for the multi-sport event’s football competitions that will see it commit PEN47m (€12m/$14.6m) to redeveloping a stadium in the Peruvian capital.

Under Armour chief executive Kevin Plank has hailed the sportswear company's latest financial results, which were boosted by a 47-per-cent increase in sales outside of North America.

Sports media and technology company Supponor has partnered with digital solutions provider TGI to deliver a broadcast-ready virtual LED advertising service for sports events.

The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has appointed Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros as its chief executive, with the coalition strengthening its operational structures and moving to a new implementation phase.