The Sport Industry Group has opened entries for the BT Sport Industry Awards 2014.

European sport publisher GiveMeSport has set its sights on overtaking Sky Sports’ online platform in the next six months.

The value of the sportswear sector in the United Kingdom grew by six per cent last year, building on 2011’s three per cent value growth, according to a report published by Euromonitor International this month.

With less than two weeks before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces the host of the 2020 summer Olympics, one of three candidates Istanbul has been awarded UNESCO status.

Sports marketing agency Chime has revealed that its operating profits are down 40 per cent year-on-year in a 2013 interim report.

Spots marketing agency TSA (Total Sports Asia) has appointed Sherman Tan vice-president of partnerships.

Washington DC has strengthened its intentions to host the 2024 summer Olympics through the creation of organising committee DC 2024.

The organising committee for the 2016 Rio Olympics has appointed former Nike director Mario Andrada as its communications director.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is seeking nominations for candidates to sit on four of its standing committees from next year.

Lausanne has been put forward by the Swiss National Olympic Committee as the country’s candidate for the 2020 winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received strong written reassurances from the Russian government that everyone will be welcome 2014 Sochi winter Olympics regardless of their sexual orientation.

Tourism Vancouver president and CEO Rick Antonson will leave after 20 years of heading the organisation to become a full-time book author in June 2014.

Sports Marketing 360 has named multi-award winning TV sports personality Clare Balding as a speaker at this year’s event.

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.