Wrestling

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has registered its official protests over the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran as "very sad news". "The IOC is shocked by this announcement," the world body declared. 

In letters, IOC president Thomas Bach had earlier made direct personal appeals to the Islamic state's Supreme Leader and to the President of Iran over the past week week and asked for mercy for Navid Afkari, while respecting the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Sep 09, 2020 14:09
MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN), the exclusive destination for all WWE action in India, is all set to showcase “Birth of a Champion” during their primetime programming band, ‘WWE Blockbusters @ 8pm’, exclusively on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 channels for the month of September.  
Aug 06, 2020 18:08
STANFORD: WWE Thursday announced that Nick Khan, former co-head of Television at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has been named president & chief revenue officer, reporting directly to WWE chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.
Aug 05, 2020 15:08
MUMBAI: Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship has broken into the Top 10 Most Engaging Sport Profiles on Facebook Worldwide, according to figures released by Socialbakers.  The data was collected between 1 January and 30 June by the global AI-powered social media marketing company that serves thousands of brands, including over 100 companies on the list of Fortune Global 500.
Jul 17, 2020 20:07
TOKYO: The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at Friday’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.
Jul 16, 2020 17:07
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already supported the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) with around $100 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. To date and as needed, $63 million have been allocated to IFs and $37 million to NOCs.
Jul 16, 2020 11:07
LAUSANNE: Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April,  the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.
Jul 08, 2020 17:07
STAMFORD, Conn.: WWE Monday announced the appointment of Kristina Salen as chief financial officer reporting directly to WWE chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, effective August 3.
Jul 07, 2020 16:07
SINGAPORE: Leading Asian MMA promotion ONE Championship Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft that will harness the tech giant’s cloud to transform the digital fan experience and enhance collaboration for its employees.
Jul 06, 2020 21:07
SINGAPORE: Asia's leading MMA promotion ONE Championship (ONE), Monday announced new Q2 2020 strategic partnerships.  Partner brands include Grab and Everise, which will both work with ONE on the upcoming ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’. 
Jun 25, 2020 20:06
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the decision of the Union Sports Ministry to provisionally renew the annual recognition of 54 National Sports Federations (NSF) and directed it to "maintain status quo ante".