IOC Reveals Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programme

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the sports programme for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The 32nd edition of the Games will feature mixed-gender events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon, in a move which the IOC hopes will showcase youth and urban innovations, as well as improving gender […]

London 2017 Medals to Last Over 100 Years

Winners at this summer’s London World Championships have been assured they will be able to pass on their medals to their grandchildren after news that more than 100 won at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics had begun to disintegrate. The affected Brazilian medals, which were mainly silver and bronze, have started to rust or […]

London 2017 Mascots – Hero the Hedgehog and Whizbee the Bee – Unveiled

The mascots for this summer’s London 2017 athletics have been unveiled after a nationwide search through BBC children’s television show Blue Peter. Whizbee the Bee will be the official mascot of the World Para Athletics Championships, which takes place at the London Stadium from 14-23 July, and Hero the Hedgehog is the official mascot of the […]


The organisers for both the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the World Para Athletics Championships have launched a ticket resale process to ensure tickets for the most popular sessions remain available to genuine fans of the sport. With a number of stadium sessions now unavailable, anyone wishing to resell tickets for genuine reasons can […]


The local organising committee’s website for the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 was launched on Tuesday (28) by the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta. The website – – will be enhanced and expanded continually in the coming months as the event draws nearer. This year’s IAAF World U18 Championships will be held […]

Team leaders Praise London 2017 Preparations

Team leaders from some of the biggest competing nations have expressed their delight at proposals and progress for the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships after conducting a visit of venues, hotels and facilities to be used this summer. The day (17 February) allowed team leaders to fully scope the organisation, visit their requested hotels […]


The organisers of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the World Para Athletics Championships have today unveiled separate digital platforms to identify the unique qualities of both events which make up the biggest sporting occasion of 2017. From today, the latest news and up-to-date information for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 can be […]

GOC Secretary General gets ICAS appointment

The Secretary General of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Richard Akpokavie, has become the first Ghanaian to be appointed as an arbitrator on the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Mr. Akpokavie, a lawyer by profession and also the President of the Ghana Hockey […]

Rio 2016 Paralympic Tourists Overwhelmingly Approve of City

On Wednesday, September 21st, Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism released the results of its latest survey, which showed that not only were the Rio 2016 Paralympics a success in the stadiums and arenas, they were also a big hit with the thousands of international tourists who visited the Cidade Maravilhosa during the major sporting event. According […]

Rio 2016 Olympics: Russian hackers leak US athletes’ medical data

Confidential athlete medical data relating to last month’s Rio Olympics has been hacked and published by a Russian cyber espionage group with the threat of more to come, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said. It identified the group as Tsar Team (APT28), also known as Fancy Bear. The website said it had information about […]