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International Skating Union Names Colin Smith as Director General

The International Skating Union has announced the appointment of Colin Smith as its new director general to succeed Fredi Schmid, who has been the ISU director general since 1996 and retires effective at the end of 2023. Smith previously worked as chief tournaments and events officer and chief operating officer for the World Cup at […]

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FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Launch
The FIFA World Cup Winner's Trophy is shown during the FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Launch at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)

FIFA World Cup 26 Official Brand Unveiled

FIFA unveiled the official branding for the 2026 World Cup on May 17 at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, putting the actual trophy and the tournament hosting year in the logo for the first time ever. “Today’s launch is the culmination of an exciting collaboration between FIFA and the 16 host cities,” said Colin Smith, […]

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World Cup Final
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, is packed to the brim on July 17, 1994, before the final match of the World Cup between Brazil and Italy. (AP Photo/Lois Bernstein)

FIFA, U.S. Soccer Ready for 2026 World Cup Selection Process

After a COVID-enforced pause in the evaluation process, FIFA and U.S. Soccer will restart the venue selection process for the FIFA 2026 World Cup with a virtual workshop on Tuesday with representatives from 17 cities. “Six years seems like a long time but it’s really not,” said Colin Smith, FIFA chief tournaments and events officer. […]

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