By Michael Pavitt at the Alau Ice Palace in Astana
Italy's veteran sports administrator Francesco Ricci Bitti has vowed to prioritise his commitments in the Olympic Movement after he ends his 16-year tenure as President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) next month.
Exclusive: World Skateboarding Federation President reveals talks with Los Angeles 2024 but admits still has lot to do for Tokyo 2020
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran admitted he has held talks with Los Angeles 2024 about them being on the Olympic programme if they are chosen to host the Games, but admitted there is a “long way to go” if the sport is to be included at Tokyo 2020.
September deadline for Japan 2019 to find replacement Rugby World Cup Stadium after Zaha Hadid design scrapped
A deadline of the end of next month has been imposed on organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan to find a replacement venue following the "disappointing decision" of the Government to remove the new National Stadium from the list of venues.
A Paralympic festival will be held alongside the iconic Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on September 7 to mark One Year To Go until the start of Rio 2016, it was announced today.
Usain Bolt hinted strongly tonight after completing his sprint double over Justin Gatlin here over 200m that he might finish his career at the Rio 2016 Olympics rather than at the following year’s IAAF World Championships in London as he has previously said.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has hailed international commitment to tackling sporting drugs problems after Djibouti became the fifth nation in the last three months to sign the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) International Convention against Doping in Sport.
For the second time in four days, Usain Bolt held off the challenge of Justin Gatlin of the United States here to complete his world 100/200 metre double in 19.55sec, the fastest 200m time run this year, and conclude a rare night of athletics that had already been punctuated with a historic triple jump of 18.21m by Christian Taylor, the second best ever achieved.
Tina Trstenjak lived up to her status as the top seed in the women’s under 63 kilogram event on the fourth day of the World Judo Championships here today, as she secured Slovenia’s first ever world title in the sport.
Frontrunners Russia completed the first round of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's World Cup in Japan with an unbeaten record following a straight-sets victory against Cuba.
Defending champions Germany clinched their place in the final of the EuroHockey Championships with a dramatic 3-2 shootout victory over hosts England at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London tonight.
Colombia’s Esteban Chaves regained the red jersey at the Vuelta a España by claiming his second stage victory of the race as he powered clear of the field to win the seventh stage from Córdoba to Sierra de Cazorla today.
Canadian bounces back from bronze medal disappointment to claim double gold at FINA World Junior Championships
Canada’s Taylor Ruck was the star performer on day three of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Junior Championships as she picked up two golds and a bronze at the event in Singapore.
Vietnam’s Ngoc Tan Huynh and Phu Cuong Tran won their respective men’s light flyweight and bantamweight bouts to mark a successful day for the nation at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok.
World champion Ma heads list of participants at ITTF Men's World Cup as countdown hits 50 days to go
Current world champion and world number one Ma Long of China will bid to banish the demons of his 2014 final defeat when the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup begins in 50 days time in Halmstad, Sweden.