Floyd Mayweather, Tenshin Nasukawa and Rizin Fighting Federation: Explained

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has called an end to his latest dalliance with retirement, and agreed to step into the ring with kickboxer Nasukawa at Rizin’s year-end show in Saitama, Japan. RT Sport gives you the lowdown on his opponent, Rizin and discusses whether this is a publicity stunt or true athletic endeavor. Combat sports retirements […]

Israel chess federation demands compensation for Saudi visa ban

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 17:47 Israel’s chess governing body is seeking compensation from the organizers of an international chess competition in Saudi Arabia after its players were denied visas to participate in the tournament. The King Salman World Chess Championships Blitz & Rapid which runs from December 26 to 30 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, […]

International Ice Hockey Federation speaks out against Russian Olympic ban

Several international sports federations, including the IIHF, have spoken out in support of Russian athletes, calling on the IOC to not impose “collective punishment” when deciding on Russia’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) released a statement on Tuesday urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to not punish the […]

Russian high jumper nominated for IAAF ‘Athlete of the Year’ despite national federation ban

Published time: 3 Oct, 2017 19:03 The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) included Russia’s high jumper Mariya Lasitskene in the list of female nominees for the IAAF’s Athlete of the Year award. The list of 10 men and 10 women, which is fully comprised of the 2017 world gold medalists, was revealed by the IAAF on […]

Star Trek: Discovery shows us a side of the Federation we’ve never seen

Enlarge / Welcome to Star Trek: Discovery. (credit: CBS) The debut of Star Trek: Discovery last night was unlike any other TV series premiere. It was a cultural event that people have been analyzing and anticipating for years. There are now three generations of people who grew up with Star Trek in its various incarnations, […]

Head of European Federation of Journalists blasts EU for refusing accreditation to Russian reporters

Published time: 25 Aug, 2017 12:32 The secretary-general of Europe’s largest journalists’ organization has described the refusal to allow Russian journalists to cover the upcoming informal meeting of EU foreign ministers as an attack on media freedom. Read more “This is indeed a serious attack on media freedom,” RIA Novosti quoted the head of the […]

No longer WTF: World Taekwondo Federation rebrands, saying it must adapt to digital age

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 11:45 The World Taekwondo Federation has announced that it is rebranding to World Taekwondo to avoid confusion of its acronym with the slang abbreviation ‘WTF’ which is commonly used on social media. The organization says it has to adapt to the digital age. “In the digital age, the acronym of […]