The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has withdrawn its men’s U20 and women’s U18 national teams from the events the teams were previously entered. The other teams for the events in spring will remain entered with no decision taken yet.
Furthermore Iran has withdrawn from participating in the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division III Group B. The men’s national team at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division IV remains entered for a first-time participation.
Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup due to "player welfare and safety concerns" related to Covid-19.
Following Australia and New Zealand confirming that they will not send teams to this years Rugby League World Cup in England it is believed that players will swap national allegiance so they can compete.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board has confirmed seven new members for its Anti-Doping and Medical Commission following an open recruitment process that saw successful candidates appointed from all six regions of the Commonwealth.
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