An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Friday) sanctioned a further four Russian athletes, including Sochi 2014 double-gold medallist Alexandr Zubkov, for their part in a state-backed doping program at Russia’s home winter Olympic Games.
Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has acquired rights in Italy to the 2017 Fifa Club World Cup, while pay-television operator StarTimes, which broadcasts in sub-Saharan Africa, has extended its deal for the annual football tournament.
European Athletics and the European Olympic Committees (EOC) have signed an agreement to introduce an athletics programme for the 2019 European Games that is designed to attract a new, youthful audience.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has said that six Russian cross-country skiers who have been banned from the Olympic Games for life by the International Olympic Committee will be able to compete in FIS World Cup events this weekend following a hold-up in paperwork.