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Defiant boxing body IBA aims for progress in Olympic dispute

Seeking to resolve a years-long dispute with Olympic officials, the International Boxing Association said Monday it will update the International Olympic Committee this week and no longer has Russian energy giant Gazprom as a sponsor.

Men's basketball World Cup headed to Qatar in 2027

Qatar is going to host another World Cup, adding basketball to the sports portfolio of a tiny country with long-term Olympic hosting ambitions. The International Basketball Federation picked Qatar to host the 2027 edition of its marquee men's World Cup on Friday. There was no vote between competing bids.

Russian athletes returning to international competition at taekwondo worlds in May

Russian athletes are set to compete again in taekwondo at next month's world championships, the sport's governing body said Monday.

Olympic head slams criticism of planned Russian reintegration as 'deplorable'

Criticism by European governments of the push to reintegrate Russian and Belarusian athletes into world sports before the 2024 Paris Games was called "deplorable" by the International Olympic Committee leader on Thursday.

Indonesia stripped of men's U20 World Cup amid turmoil over Israeli participation

Indonesia was stripped of hosting rights for the under-20 World Cup on Wednesday only eight weeks before the start of the tournament amid political turmoil regarding Israel's participation.

IOC head Bach details advice to let Russia, Belarus athletes return

Russian athletes were given conditions Tuesday that could lead to their return to international sports events, though the International Olympic Committee said its advice to sporting bodies did not include the 2024 Paris Games.

FIFA Women's World Cup prize money increases 300%, but still far behind men's

The Women's World Cup is getting an increase in prize money of more than 300 per cent for this year's tournament. The $152-million US fund for the first 32-team tournament — covering prize money, team preparation and payments to players' clubs — is a huge boost from the 24-team edition in 2019, and 10 times what it was in 2015.

Gianni Infantino re-elected FIFA president by acclaim

Gianni Infantino was re-elected FIFA president by acclaim on Thursday through 2027, after suggesting the financial results under his leadership would keep an industry CEO in the job for life.

FIFA expands 2026 World Cup again, as Toronto and Vancouver could host extra matches

FIFA, the governing body of soccer, increased the size of the 2026 Men's World Cup for the second time by approving a bigger group stage for the inaugural 48-team event. The 16 host cities — 11 in the United States, three in Mexico and two in Canada (Vancouver and Toronto) — now have 24 extra games to stage.

Mikaela Shiffrin eyes World Cup record at site of her 1st victory

History beckons for Mikaela Shiffrin on Friday when the American skier competes in one of her best events. Shiffrin is seeking a record-tying 86th win on the World Cup skiing circuit, a number that would equal Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's mark from the 1970s and 80s.