Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, at the age of 99. A member of the Venezuelan Olympic equestrian team at the Olympic Games in 1956, she was a pioneer in the promotion of gender equality in sport as one […]

Olympic Games Update

Olympic Games Update

With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021 The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at today’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule. This marks a significant step […]

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

July 15, 2020 IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic MovementThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already supported the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) with more than USD 100 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.To date and as needed, USD 63 million have been allocated to IFs and USD 37 […]

What is disinformation?

What is disinformation?

Wikipedia defines disinformation as “false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive.” This information which may be misleading but can also be unintentional. Disinformation has been around before the COVID-19 pandemic but it has increased during the crisis. During COVID-19, the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) developed a policy brief […]

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

The IOC has delegated the selection of samples to be reanalysed and the results management to the International Testing Agency (ITA), and the ITA thus brings forward these cases.   The notification sent by the ITA to the athletes concerned when initiating proceedings gives them the choice to have their case heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) or before […]

Major League Soccer COVID-19 Testing Update – July 8, 2020

Major League Soccer COVID-19 Testing Update – July 8, 2020

NEW YORK (July 8, 2020) – Major League Soccer today provided an update on the results of COVID-19 testing. During the period from July 7-8, 1,888 players, coaches, referees, club staff, league staff and other individuals who are part of the MLS is Back Tournament delegation at the host hotel in Florida have been tested for COVID-19. Of that group, […]

World Athletics statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics can confirm that it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) on 1 July, nor any information on when the monies may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the Federation. As a result, World Athletics will stand down both the Doping Review Board (DRB) and the Russian […]

Largest video scoreboard in professional sports is unveiled

Largest video scoreboard in professional sports is unveiled

SoFi Stadium announced on Wednesday that the largest videoboard in sports is now complete. The 2.2 million pound videoboard is composed of 70,000 square feet of digital LED and is 120 yards long, or 1.2 times longer and 1.5 times wider than the field. The videoboard has more than 260 speakers embedded into its structure […]

Thunder Fellows program

Thunder Fellows program

The Oklahoma City Thunder and CAA Sports, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), announced today the Thunder Fellows Program, a partnership designed to unlock new opportunities in sports, technology, and entertainment for Black students in the Tulsa area. Guided by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, the program will […]

2020 60-game MLB schedule

2020 60-game MLB schedule

On July, 6 2020, Major League Basesball announced their 60-game schedule for this year. The schedule was announced on July 6, on MLB Tonight: Schedule Release which was presented by Camping World on the MLB Network. The season will start officially on July 23 with the New York Yankees playing against the Washington Nationals and […]