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Zambia using Glasgow 2014 as stepping stone in pursuit of first Olympic gold

By Nick Butler

Zambia are targeting a first Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesZambia are using the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a stepping stone to their bigger target of achieving a first Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, representatives from the Government and National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) have said.

Basketball legend Yao Ming announced as Nanjing 2014 ambassador

By Gary Anderson

Yao Ming has been announced as the latest Nanjing 2014 Ambassador ©Getty Images China's former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Yao Ming has been announced as the latest ambassador for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

Two more powerlifters fail doping tests at World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Two more powerlifters have been suspended after failing doping tests ay April's World Championships ©Getty ImagesTwo powerlifters have been suspended after failing doping tests at the World Championships in Dubai, bringing to four the number of athletes who have been outed as cheating at the competition.

Pyeongchang launches awareness programme ahead of 2018 Winter Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

Pyeongchang Mayor Lee Seok-rae accepts the Paralympic flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ©Getty Images An initiative aimed at developing and raising awareness of Paralympic winter sports in South Korea has been launched by the Organising Committee of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Logo unveiled for Lima 2019 Pan American Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Lima's logo for the 2019 Pan American Games in inspired by the Amancaes flower ©Lima 2019The logo for the 2019 Pan American Games, inspired by a symbol of the host city Lima, has been unveiled.

Morton pips Meares to individual sprint gold on final day of track cycling

By Nick Butler

Stephanie Morton of Australia en route to beating compatriot Anna Meares ©Getty ImagesAustralia won two more gold medals on the final day of action in the Velodrome today, although perhaps the most surprising aspect was the fact five-time Commonwealth champion Anna Meares did not win the individual sprint.

Paralympic Committee of India chief denies knowledge of powerlifter's doping failure

By Paul Osborne

Sachin Choudhary could face a life ban from powerlifting according to reports in India ©Glasgow 2014The President of the Paralympic Committee of India has denied any knowledge of powerlifter Sachin Choudhary being sent home from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games due to a failed doping test.

Pyeongchang 2018 set to appoint Cho as new President to replace Kim

By Duncan Mackay

Cho Yang-ho is set to return to Pyeongchang 2018 as head of the Organising Committee ©AFP/Getty ImagesCho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is set be named as the new head of the Organising Committee this week. 
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