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Wimbledon joins Grand Slams in support of biological passports


The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme Working Group, comprised of representatives of the ITF, Grand Slam tournaments, ATP and WTA have expressed unified support to implement an Athlete Biological Passport Programme starting in 2013. The Athlete Biological Passport generates an individual profile of biological markers of doping over a period of time that can be used to detect variances from an athlete’s established levels that might indicate doping. The introduction of the Athlete Biological Passport will require an increase in the number of bl... Read More »

First international competition held at Adler-Arena


To assist the 134 athletes from 23 different countries, over 60 judges, 55 sports volunteers and 100 general volunteers were working at the championship. All the necessary services and functions at the venue were tested out by around 150 Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee employees. The Essent ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championship included a range of competitions which are also on the program for the Sochi Winter Olympics. 12 sets of medals were awarded at the tournament and the timetable of events was packed into four days, whi... Read More »

ARCADIS to perform project and construction management services for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Monday, March 11, 2013 — ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, ARCADIS Logos, as part of a consortium, was selected by RioUrbe and Empresa Olímpica Municipal (EOM) to perform project and construction management services for the implementation of the Olympic Park and Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The project is part of a series of infrastructure projects that Rio de Janeiro is conducting to successfully host su... Read More »

UEFA Champions League Final 2013 ticket sales launched


Ticket sales for the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final start on Monday 11 February at 12.00CET exclusively via, and will run until Friday 15 March at 18.00CET. As usual, fans and the general public are allocated the majority of the tickets for the final, which will be played at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 25 May at 19.45 local time (20.45CET). A total of 59,000 tickets of the net stadium capacity of 86,000 are available to fans and the general public, with the two finalist teams receiving 25,000 tickets each, and the remain... Read More »

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League semi-final draws


The draws for the semi-finals of the 2012/13 UEFA club competitions will take place on Friday 12 April at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. The draws for both competitions will be done in one session, which will start at 12.00CET. They will be conducted by the UEFA General Secretary, Gianni Infantino, and UEFA’s director of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, assisted by 2013 UEFA Europa League final ambassador Patrick Kluivert, and three-time UEFA Champions League top scorer Ruud van Nistelrooy. The open draw will start w... Read More »

European football united against racism in football


European football united against racism in football The Professional Football Strategy Council supports a zero tolerance policy and steps up the fight against racism in football by approving the following resolution. The Professional Football Strategy Council: Takes note that the current education/prevention measures as well as the existing disciplinary framework have improved the situation compared to the past but are still not preventing recurrent incidents of racism Recognises that many countries have taken significant and succes... Read More »

Which ‘Road to the Final’ Would You Take? Heineken invites football fans to use their imagination to get a seat at the UEFA Champions League Final


Amsterdam, 2 April 2013 – As some of the best football teams in the world battle it out in the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Champions League, Heineken® has unveiled the latest instalment of its ‘Road to the Final’ campaign with the launch of a new ad campaign. The ad demonstrates how, with imagination and resourcefulness, one man is able to witness club football’s most prestigious event – the Final itself. Premiering around the world today, the ad is the latest element of the brand’s global integrated ‘Road to The Final’ campaign as it celebra... Read More »

Worldhotels launches latest branded hotel Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague


Worldhotels is announcing another addition to its growing portfolio of branded hotels: the Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague. The hotel is the second in the Netherlands to carry the Worldhotels name. The Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague has been with Worldhotels since 2009 and is located in the heart of the Statenkwartier area, opposite the Catshuis, the official residence of the prime minister, and within walking distance from the Gemeente Museum and the World Forum Convention Centre. The west-facing rooms and suites offer a sea view while those fac... Read More »

Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 on


For the Orange Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa in 2013, has pulled out all the stops to make sure all internet users enjoy the competition. a team of sports journalists based in South Africa to bring you live and exclusive coverage of the events, and recapture the atmosphere in the host cities; videos made on location featuring the day's events; a news feed including the latest items available on Twitter and Facebook; all matches with live text commentary, introducing the teams and their players, with live com... Read More »

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