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.
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has said the Canadian city would be interested in hosting future Fina events after revealing that the organisation’s 2016 World Swimming Championships (25m) generated over C$32m (€21.4m/US$25m) of “economic activity” for the city.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has rescheduled its 2017 World Para Swimming and World Para Powerlifting Championships to run between November 27 and December 7 after local authorities in Mexico City said they are keen to use the event to demonstrate the Mexican capital’s recovery following last month’s devastating earthquake.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed a case brought by Paolo Barelli against Fina less than a month before the Italian is set to go head-to-head with the aquatics global governing body’s president, Julio Maglione.
Hungarian swimming star Katinka Hosszu has openly criticised Fina, the sport’s global governing body, for introducing regulations that limit the number of World Cup events athletes can enter, and called on fellow swimmers to take a stand against the move.