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IRB reveals plans for World Rugby rebrand - 28 Aug 2014

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced it will undergo a second name change in 16 years from November, when it will formally become known as World Rugby, as part of a global rebranding programme. read more

ECB streams England Women ODI Series - 21 Aug 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board is live streaming the three Royal London Women’s ODI matches against India through its ‘Official England Cricket’ YouTube channel. read more

RWC 2015 finalises ticket details - 18 Aug 2014

Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers have confirmed the final ticketing details ahead of the event, with tickets set to go on sale to the general public next month. read more

Mayor welcomes London Sport body - 13 Aug 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed the appointment of Peter Fitzboydon as chief executive officer of 'London Sport' – a new organisation created to lead the delivery of grassroots sport in London. read more

‘Best ever’ Games comes to a close - 04 Aug 2014

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games came to an end on Sunday night with the Closing Ceremony marking the finale of the competition - deemed the 'best ever' by Commonwealth Games Federation President Prince Imran.  read more

‘Vanishing Spray’ gets Premier League go-ahead - 31 Jul 2014

The Premier League has confirmed that the vanishing spray that became a favourite amongst fans and referees at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil will be introduced for the upcoming season. read more

‘Bring it on’ says Glasgow 2014 - 24 Jul 2014

Glasgow and Scotland welcomed the world with an Opening Ceremony that featured celebrities from around the world alongside thousands of local talent in Celtic Park on Wednesday evening. read more

Webb Ellis Cup completes Madagascar leg - 21 Jul 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the fourth leg of its international Trophy Tour, taking in the sights of Madagascar, while also coinciding with the Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifier for Africa 1 that saw Namibia confirm their place in Pool C alongside New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, and Georgia for next year’s tournament in England. read more

Kia backs England women’s cricket - 14 Jul 2014

ECB has announced a new partnership with Kia Motors, who becomes an official partner of England women’s cricket in a new two year deal - the first ever standalone commercial arrangement for the team. read more

ATP & Lacoste extend partnership - 10 Jul 2014

The ATP has announced a two-year renewal of its partnership with lifestyle fashion brand, Lacoste, which will see ‘the crocodile’ continue to dress the line judges at the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London until 2015.  read more

Budweiser extends NFL Series partnership - 08 Jul 2014

The National Football League has announced an agreement with AB InBev that will see the global brewer extend their rights with the NFL to a global relationship through the end of the 2016 season. read more

Liverpool submits Netball World Cup bid - 01 Jul 2014

England has submitted a bid to host the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, which would include staging the games at the city's Echo Arena. read more

Robshaw drives Women’s RWC support - 01 Jul 2014

England Men’s captain Chris Robshaw and England Rugby have launched a new campaign calling on the nation to get behind the England Women’s team ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in Paris this August.  read more

Webb Ellis Cup Tour completes Fiji visit - 30 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the third leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, delivered in partnership with Land Rover and DHL, in Fiji. read more

Webb Ellis Cup completes trip Down Under - 23 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the second leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in Australia, with a two day visit to Sydney that saw former captain George Gregan take the trophy to the Blue Mountains, youngsters get hold of the cup at a local Grammar School, and ex-player Nathan Sharpe takes on a boomerang challenge.  read more

UK Sport reveals ambitious 2014 targets - 23 Jun 2014

With just over two years to go for Great Britain’s National Lottery funded Olympic and Paralympic athletes on their journey to the Brazilian city for the 2016 Games, UK Sport has revealed some ambitious performance targets for 2014.  read more

WADA lauds World Cup anti-doping programme - 19 Jun 2014

FIFA has completed the first phase of a groundbreaking World Cup drug testing programme with no positive cases reported. The programme has prompted World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to urge other sporting bodies to follow world football's governing body lead. read more

Bridgestone signs IOC partnership - 16 Jun 2014

Japanese tyre brand Bridgestone has signed a new partnership with the IOC to become a top tier worldwide Olympic sponsor in a ten-year deal that will cover the summer Olympic Games in Rio and Tokyo in 2016 and 2020, respectively, as well as the 2024 event.  read more

Kellogg’s agrees Glasgow 2014 deal - 16 Jun 2014

Glasgow 2014 has unveiled Kellogg's as the latest member of the Sponsor Family for the Commonwealth Games, becoming the Official Provider of Cereal Snacks.  read more

Commonwealth Games in countdown celebration - 09 Jun 2014

Sporting stars Sir Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and Louis Smith joined a host of young athletes on the weekend as Glasgow 2014 hosted a sporting takeover of London’s Millennium Bridge, to celebrate the countdown to next month’s Commonwealth Games. read more

RWC Trophy tour kicks off in Japan - 02 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has kicked off its worldwide tour with a stop in Japan, the first of 15 countries that the coveted prize will visit over the next 12 months in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted in England and Cardiff.  read more

WTA rebrands year-end finals - 28 May 2014

The Women's Tennis Association has announced a rebranding of the WTA's year-end championships, which will now be referred to as the WTA Finals. To accompany the new name and changes to the event, an all-encompassing brand identity, "On Top of the World," has been developed for the WTA Finals, starting this year. read more

Football League joins Prostate Cancer team - 27 May 2014

The official logo of Prostate Cancer UK will be worn more than 60,000 times on players' shirts in the Sky Bet Football League next season, following a unique agreement between The Football League and its Official Charity Partner. read more

Glasgow 2014 signs fitness partner - 19 May 2014

Organisers of this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have agreed a partnership with Technogym, who becomes the Official Provider of Fitness Equipment for Glasgow 2014, and will make its equipment available at the fitness centres inside the Athletes’ Village.  read more

ECB prepares for T20 Blast Off - 16 May 2014

The ECB’s revamped NatWest T20 Blast competition begins tonight, with 70% of matches this season to be played on Friday nights in a new look schedule for the tournament.  read more

Samsung launches England partnership - 13 May 2014

Samsung Electronics has announced an agreement with The Football Association to become the Official Consumer Electronics & Smartphone Supplier to the England Team. read more

ECB announces Harrogate Spring deal - 13 May 2014

Harrogate Spring has agreed a new deal with the ECB to become the Official Water of England Cricket for the next year, following an unveiling at Lords Cricket Club with former England fast bowler Darren Gough and MD of the water brand, James Cain. read more

Stern earns International Impact recognition - 09 May 2014

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern has been awarded the inaugural International Impact Award at the prestigious BT Sport Industry Awards in London, becoming the first American to win an Award in the event’s 13-year history.  read more

Heineken signs Glasgow 2014 beer deal - 30 Apr 2014

Glasgow 2014 has secured a further sponsor after confirming Heineken as the Official Beer and Cider Provider for the Commonwealth Games later this year. read more

Glasgow 2014 awards Business Contracts - 29 Apr 2014

Glasgow 2014 has announced around £1million worth of Supported Business Contracts for the Commonwealth Games, with five deals awarded to four Scottish-supported businesses. read more

ECB calls on fans to choose summer sounds - 24 Apr 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is asking cricket fans across the country to vote for their favourite songs in its search to create cricket’s soundtrack to the summer. read more

Glasgow 2014 medals revealed with 100 days to go - 15 Apr 2014

The medals that athletes will compete for at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been unveiled, with the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals displayed for the first time to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on 23rd July. read more

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