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Exclusive: Gender-Equal Bodyweight Categories Proposed in Principle by International Weightlifting Federation

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has agreed in principle to introduce an additional bodyweight category for women, equalling the eight already existing for men. Since...

Task forces and project manager introduced by IOC to combat Rio 2016 crisis

Task forces covering three different areas, the appointment of a project manager and greater collaboration with key stakeholders are among measures outlined by the...

Rio 2016 in crisis as sports complain to IOC over lack of preparedness

Officials from 18 sports have complained to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) ruling Executive Committee about preparations for Rio 2016, amid strikes by workers and...

Role of Brazilian Government in Rio 2016 preparations blasted during ASOIF General Assembly

Concern with preparations for Rio 2016, long bubbling beneath the surface, came shooting to the fore today after damning criticism during the General Assembly...

Turkey Needs to “Clean Their House” if Istanbul 2020 is to Win Bid, IAAF...

Turkey's government needs to do more to demonstrate that it is dealing with its country's doping problem if Istanbul's bid to host the 2020...

SportAccord Replaces Gaillard with New General Director

SportAccord general director Vincent Gaillard has been replaced by Stefan Vlad Marinescu, it was announced at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne today. The...

What Does the Sheikh Want?

Marius Vizer was recently elected president of SportAccord, the umbrella organization of international sports federations. Ordinarily, this development would be consigned to the sports...

Track and Field Supremacy – Lamine Diack Optimistic for “Special Case” Recognition

With the confidant air of a field marshal, Lamine Diack, president of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), gestured that track and field remains...

Half-a-billion Dollars Windfall for London 2012 Sports

A total of $522.5 million (£345.8 million/€404.3 million) is set to be shared among the 26 Olympic sports that took part in London 2012,...

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