Brand experience agency ignition, part of the Havas Sports & Entertainment network has appointed John Teter as its new global creative director.

Almaty has become the first region to submit a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 winter Olympics.

Marcio Fortes, the head of the Olympic body in charge of planning the 2016 Rio Games, has resigned.

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) has appointed Simon Clegg as a senior consultant for its inaugural European Games in 2015.

Broadcaster Stephen Fry has written to British prime minister David Cameron, London 2012 Olympics chairman Sebastian Coe and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge urging the 2014 winter Olympics to be stripped from Sochi because of Russia's new anti-gay legislation.

Asics Europe became the fastest growing brand for women’s running footwear in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 23 per cent.

The Beyond Sport Summit and Awards 2013 has confirmed a second wave of speakers including National Basketball Association and Women’s National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern.

Sports agency Lagardere Unlimited has appointed longtime sports industry executive Andy Pierce as president and chief executive officer of its North American sports platform.

Sports marketing researcher Repucom has partnered with international children’s charity Right To Play.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential candidate Ng Ser Miang plans to set up an Olympic Business Council to strengthen the links between the Olympic Movement and the corporate world, should he be elected.

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has been accepted as a member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) consultative committee.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential candidate Sergey Bubka believes the organisation must be prepared to invest some of its financial reserves to secure its future through the youth.

Reports that London is guaranteed to put forward a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games have been played down by Commonwealth Games England chief executive Adam Paker.

Marketing firm Infront Sports & Media has opened a new office in Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary under the name Infront Pan-Asia.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) culture and education member CK Wu believes the legacy of last summer’s London Games would be harmed if plans for a £10 million Olympic museum are scrapped.

Barcelona has reportedly formalised a bid for the 2022 winter Olympics, despite Madrid’s shortlisting to host the 2020 summer Games.

Sports apparel company Asics has appointed Stefan Heinrich as its head of emerging markets for Europe.

African sport ministers have endorsed the dissolution of the defunct Supreme Council of Sport in Africa, transferring the All-Africa Games to the Associations of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) starting with the 2015 edition in Congo.

Sport sponsorship event, Sports Marketing 360, will return to the BT Centre in London again this year on September 19.

Jack Kelly, Olympic sports administrator and consultant who was also Goodwill Games president, lost his two-year battle with cancer on Wednesday.

The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) unanimously awarded Baku the right to host the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) in 2017.

London’s Olympic stadium will receive a new roof under a £41-million contract to Balfour Beatty Group, with work planned to begin later this year.

Istanbul 2020 bid leader Hasan Arat is confident that public support in the city will continue to build ahead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision in Buenos Aires in September.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law toughening the maximum penalty for match-fixing to seven years in prison.