CONCACAF to change World Cup qualifying schedule

“Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this decision. Additionally, several countries across the confederation have travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, which would make international football involving 30 national teams extremely difficult.”

England overloaded with T20 options with World Cup on the horizon but what is their best XI?

Barring a significant U-turn from Morgan, Alex Hales will not return to the fold but there are no shortage of alternatives for the top three or four. Tom Banton impressed against Pakistan and is sure to be around the set-up for a long while yet but he failed to make an impact after being moved […]

Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen to stage Games

Where once the promise of a boost to tourism and better national sporting facilities would suffice, it seems many countries are heeding the lessons learned from the debt experienced by Greece from the $11 billion bill for 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.

Why Hakeem al-Araibi’s plight is a test of the Olympic movement itself

The IOC would be well advised to do the same and apply any leverage it has to support Al-Araibi – not only because is it the right thing to do, but because they have an obligation to do so under the Olympic charter, which calls upon everyone in the Olympic movement to “place sport at […]

China Focus: Foreign participants at services trade fair commend China’s fight against COVID-19

“Although the COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge impact on the global tourism market, we are still very positive about the business environment of the Chinese market and the global tourism industry,” said Tom Mehrmann, president and general manager of Universal Beijing Resort (UBR).

‘The Olympics are dead’: Does anyone want to be a host city any more?

If the US wants to be able to host another Olympics, Ruffolo said, it must build momentum for a single city, pushing that city for as much as 10 years. Failed bids in New York for 2012 and Chicago for 2016 should have shown how ill-prepared American cities are to compete for an Olympics in […]

Ellie Soutter dead: Rising Team GB snowboarding star dies ‘suddenly’ on her 18th birthday

Soutter told The Mixed Zone after winning her European Youth Olympic gold medal: “I cried as I crossed the line. I was just so emotional as it hasn’t been the season for me and it’s finally on the way up.