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US broadcaster ESPN has penned a six-year multi-platform rights deal with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The deal, which focuses on providing coverage through the US network’s ESPN3 channel, was announced on Monday, a day before the start of the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
Gabon is ready to play its part in staging a successful 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, according to tournament organisers. The country, located on the west coast of Africa, was awarded the rights to co-host the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) showpiece tournament with neighbour Equatorial Guinea in July 2007. The 2012 Cup of Nations is set to commence on January 21 with the draw for the competition taking place on Saturday.
Stacey Allaster is set to stay on as chairman and chief executive officer of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) through to 2017 after it was announced this morning that she had received the unanimous backing of the body’s board of directors. The board announced that Allaster, who was installed as head of the WTA back in July 2009, is set to become the second-longest serving CEO in the Association’s history. Allaster has overseen record revenues, broadcast exposure and prize money increases since starting in the role, despite having to steer the WTA through the global economic crisis
President Sepp Blatter revealed on Friday his long-awaited plan to reform FIFA, with the announcement headlined by the decision to re-open the infamous case concerning the collapse of former marketing partner ISL. Blatter, who was re-elected for a fourth term in office on the pledge that he would clean up the corruption plagued governing body, also announced the creation of a ‘Committee Good Governance’ along with three new task forces. The Committee Good Governance, which will be established at the next meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee in December, will oversee reforms undertaken by FIFA