THE ATP AND WTA HAVE CRITICISED the unprecedented decision by Wimbledon authorities to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the 2022 tournament, in what is claimed by them to be a "strong" response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Mar 09, 2022 20:03
LONDON: The Premier League, showing solidarity with Ukraine, has suspended its current (emphasis ours) broadcast deal with Russia's state-owned Rambler Media (Okko Sport) with immediate effect.
Mar 04, 2022 16:03
LONDON: Roman Abramovich, the Russian owner of Chelsea FC, has confirmed he is selling the Premier League club, with all net proceeds from the sale to be donated to victims of the ongoing war in Ukraine. The billionaire declared he was making the "incredibly difficult decision" in the "best interest" of the club he has transformed into a football powerhouse (albeit loss making) since he bought it in 2003.
Mar 02, 2022 18:03
THE GOVERNING BODIES OF TENNIS have confirmed that while players from Russia and Belarus will continue to be allowed to compete in international tennis events on Tour and at the Grand Slams, they will not compete under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus "until further notice". The development is just the latest fallout from the sporting world in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Feb 28, 2022 20:02
MUMBAI: CLose on the heels of the Western powers moving Saturday to expel selected Russian banks from Swift, a first step in disconnecting Russia from the international financial system, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) further ratcheted up pressure on Russia's sports ecosystem.
Feb 25, 2022 20:02
LONDON: Formula One announced on Friday it will not race in Russia this year, after the country launched an invasion of Ukraine. The Russian Grand Prix, which joined the calendar in 2014, was scheduled for September 25 at Sochi's Olympic Park, but F1 organizers said it was "impossible" to hold the race in the "current circumstances."
Feb 25, 2022 20:02
LAUSANNE: The executive board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated Friday the IOC’s strong condemnation of the breach of the Olympic Truce by Russia and the government of Belarus through its support to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Dec 18, 2020 13:12
LAUSANNE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), world sport's highest court, on Thursday reduced a ban imposed on Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which had banished the country from the international stage for systematic doping, from four to two years.
Feb 22, 2020 11:02
LAUSANNE: Russia has become the first country to host the new format of AIBA Team World Cup. The event final is scheduled for October in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. The tournament is timed to coincide with 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II under the motto “Boxing for peace”.
Dec 09, 2019 18:12
LAUSANNE, Switzerland: The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia from global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory.
Jul 09, 2019 14:07
MIES (Switzerland): Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot has become a FIBA partner and the official airline of the Basketball World Cup 2019. This summer Aeroflot and FIBA are taking the Basketball World Cup trophy to cities around the globe, delivering a World Cup experience to fans and showcasing its greatest prize as part of basketball celebrations and FIBA's flagship competition.