By Michael Pavitt at the Alau Ice Palace in Astana
Officials accused of talking "jibber jabber" and not caring about athletes as another sailor taken ill after Rio 2016 test event
Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sailing authorities have been accused of "not caring about athletes" by a prominent blogger as another sailor has complained of becoming ill after competing at last week's test event on the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay.
Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics has received another boost after the new Ad-Hoc Committee of the City Council voted to back the bid.
Race walking world champion to skip World Cup because of Russian doping scandals - as another fails test
Matej Toth, winner of the men’s 50 kilometres race walking world title here today in 3hours 40min 32sec, said afterwards he will not compete at next year’s World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary in Russia because of the doping scandal involving many Russian walkers coached by the now suspended Viktor Chegin.
The upcoming International Masters Squash Open in Orlando, Florida, will be the latest tournament to utilise an all-glass squash court, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has announced.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) Athletes' Commission chair Jean-Michel Saive has called for the continent to embrace the first European Week of Sport, due to take place next month from September 7 to 13.
Japanese Government confirm new Tokyo Olympic Stadium plans - with January 2020 as target completion date
Seating will be reduced by 15 per cent and costs cut by around 40 per cent as part of updated plans for Tokyo 2020's Olympic Stadium approved by the Japanese Government today, and it is hoped the venue will be ready in January 2020.
Australian Olympic Committee clarify Stilnox banning situation in attempt to avoid repeat of London 2012 debacle
Australian athletes will now be banned from using Stilnox, a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia, from the date they are selected in an attempt to avoid the scandals which rocked their swimming team at London 2012.
World Rugby claim there are “several misperceptions” about the risks of playing the sport after a survey found that 59 per cent of parents believe it causes the most injuries.
On the day when Liu Hong duly delivered the host nation its first gold of the World Athletics Championships in today’s women’s 20 kilometres race walk, with team-mate Xiuzhi Lu adding silver, Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands became the first European winner of the world 200 metres title since 2003.
Mami Umeki continues Japanese success at 2015 World Judo Championships as top seeds endure miserable day
Japanese success continued at the 2015 World Judo Championships here in Astana, as Mami Umeki secured gold in the women’s under 78 kilogram division on the penultimate day of individual competitions.
Olympic champions The Netherlands book women's EuroHockey Championships final spot with win over Germany
Olympic gold medallists The Netherlands secured their place in the final of the women’s EuroHockey Championships with a narrow 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Britain's James Woods started the International Skiing Federation (FIS) Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup season in style with a superb victory at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 today, while Norway’s Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen won the corresponding women's event.
Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome lost 30 seconds on his main classification rivals on the first true mountain stage of the Vuelta a España as Dutch star Bert-Jan Lindeman held on from a breakaway to win stage seven.
Japan's Ryomei Tanaka earned the outstanding victory on day three of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok as Turkmenistan enjoyed the best of the action elsewhere.