NEW YORK (Tuesday, February 21, 2023) – Major League Soccer (MLS) and RBC Wealth Management today announced a new multi-year partnership in the U.S. The partnership provides RBC Wealth Management an array of opportunities to engage with the League’s multigenerational and multicultural fan base, while raising the profile of soccer and tapping in to the momentum behind MLS and the sport in the run-up to the World Cup in North America in 2026.
Audi to remain League’s Official Automotive Partner; first presenting sponsor of the MLS Cup
2023 marks debut of Audi Goals Drive Progress Impact Award presented by MLS WORKS, recognizing charitable work by players in their communities
NEW YORK (Tuesday, February 21, 2023) – Major League Soccer and Audi of America announced today a multi-year extension of their partnership. As part of the new agreement, Audi will remain the League’s Official Automotive Partner, Title Sponsor of the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, and Presenting Sponsor of the MLS Golden Boot Award honoring the League’s leading scorer each season. Audi will also be the first Presenting Sponsor of the MLS Cup.
Major League Soccer Launches MLS ADVANCE to Increase Hiring and Advancement of Underrepresented Candidates Across MLS Ecosystem
42% of candidates involved in MLS ADVANCE have been hired by MLS clubs in sporting positions
MLS ADVANCE is part of the league’s commitment started in 2020 to drive the hiring and advancement of coaches and candidates from underrepresented groups throughout MLS
NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, February 21, 2023) - Major League Soccer announced today the official unveiling of MLS ADVANCE -- a leading initiative in the league’s strategy to increase inclusion and representation for underrepresented candidates for sporting positions across the MLS ecosystem and beyond.
Turkish Club Hatayspor has paid a heartfelt tribute to their player Christian Atsu, who has passed on, at age 31.
The Ghanaian international body was found under the rubble at his apartment on Saturday morning, after the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey on February 6, 2023.
The former Chelsea player could not be found after the incident.
2023 Basketball Africa League Season Media Credential Application: Sahara Conference Group Phase March 11 – 21, Dakar Arena, Dakar, Senegal
All Basketball Africa League media credentials will be issued by the BAL in Dakar, Senegal beginning Monday, March 6
DAKAR, Senegal, February 21, 2023/- Applications are now open for working media credentials for the Basketball Africa League’s (https://theBAL.com) Sahara Conference, which will be held March 11-21, 2023, at Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal. To request credentials, all the steps set forth in this application must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All credential application forms must be completed by Friday, February 24, 2023.
The Senegalese capital has been chosen to welcome the African colleagues for the AIPS Africa Congress
DAKAR, Senegal, February 20, 2023/ -- Dakar will be hosting International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Africa (http://AIPSAfrica.com/) Congress from February 22-25, 2023. It is during a ceremony broadcasted live on television that the ANPS president Abdoulaye Thiam has made the announcement. The Senegalese capital has been chosen to welcome the African colleagues for the AIPS Africa Congress. A joy and a pride Thiam and his team who spare no effort for the success of this event. “We are working hard to give the best journey ever to our African colleagues here in Dakar. We want this congress to be memorable”, Abdoulaye said.
RESOLUTION OF THE IMPASSE BETWEEN AFRICAN UNION (AU) ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES OF AFRICA (ANOCA) AND ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN SPORTS CONFEDERATIONS (AASC).
The impasse between the African Union (AU), Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC) was amicably resolved on Sunday 19th February, 2023, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
The resolution of the impasse was facilitated by Ghana's President H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of AU, who sat through the entire resolution process.
Two different athletes. Two identical aims: to be the best they can be.
As it turns out, the result of that is those athletes becoming the best the world has ever seen, specifically when it comes to the men’s shot put and the women’s indoor 400m.
On Saturday (18), in an exhibition event at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, USA's Ryan Crouser threw 23.38m* for an outright men’s world shot put record.
AIPS Africa: APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to appear as Special Guest at the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Africa Elective Congress
The Opening Ceremony of the AIPS Africa Elective Congress will be held on February 23rd 2023 and will be attended by no fewer than 40 member associations of AIPS
DAKAR, Senegal, February 20, 2023/ -- APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce that its Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (www.Pompigne-Mognard.com), has been invited to appear as a Special Guest at the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Africa (https://AIPSAfrica.com/) Elective Congress to be held in Dakar, Senegal on February 23-26.
Lausanne, Switzerland - The International Boxing Association (IBA) has announced its approved Olympic Qualification System (OQS) for athletes to compete at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
With less than 18 months to Paris 2024 and numerous delays on a clear International Olympic Committee (IOC) process being announced for Paris 2024 qualification, the IBA has taken upon itself as the international governing body of boxing to provide a clear process and pathway for its athletes to qualify for Paris 2024. The IBA OQS decision was unanimously taken by National Federations at the IBA Ordinary Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The IBA reiterates its commitment to providing clarity for its athletes, coaches, and technical officials as they prepare for the biggest celebration of boxing in 2024.