Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, is seeking to open up the borders of the world’s most reclusive country by hosting World Junior Champinships in both judo and weightlifting in 2018, insidethegames has learned.
Mexico has been suspended by the International Basketball Association (FIBA) as concerns grow over alleged Government inteference across Olympic sports, while a similar ban in place against Russia since July has been lifted.
Results of a consultation process contemplating the merits of a 2026 Winter Olympics bid will be unveiled by the Swiss Olympic Association (SOA) in March, it has been announced.
Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) President Tan Chuan-Jin has urged sports officials in the country to continue to “conduct ourselves and act above board at all times” in light of a series of scandals in world sport.
Japan’s reigning world kata champions Kiyou Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna both lived up to their billing by claiming women’s and men’s gold respectively on the opening day of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League finale here.
Britain’s Giles Scott earned his third Finn Gold Cup title after two impressive results on the fifth day of the regatta saw his lead become insurmountable ahead of tomorrow’s medal race in Takapuna, New Zealand.
Japan remain on course for Rio 2016 qualification as they came through the opening day of the second Asian rugby sevens regional Olympic qualifying event unbeaten on home turf in Tokyo.
Paralympic SKUD18 champions Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch of Australia began their pursuit of a successful title defence in style as they topped the leaderboard after the first day’s racing at the Para World Sailing Championships on home waters in Melbourne.
Double world cross country champion and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned today for failing drugs tests as some of the country's leading runners admitted the country has a serious problem with doping.
Exclusive: FIVB "hopeful" ban on women attending volleyball matches in Iran will be lifted by February
A ban on women attending matches in Iran could be lifted by mid-February, International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) general director Fabio Azevedo has claimed following criticism from Human Rights Watch (HRW) for not fulfilling commitments to gender equality.
IAAF claim they are a "pioneer" in fight against blood doping as they clear Radcliffe of doing anything wrong
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today claimed it was not "complacent about doping" and it was a "pioneer" in the fight against blood doping as its President Sebastian Coe prepared to face British politicians about the problems of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has "committed fully" to the process and changes required of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to achieve compliance status, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) claims.
French legend Tony Estanguet has praised the "beautiful" Olympic canoe slalom venue in Deodoro along with Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman and the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes.
A Basketball Champions League seeking to become the continent's premier club competition is set to be introduced for the 2016 to 2017 season, despite a rival Euroleague competition format having been unveiled earlier this month.