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Major tennis events will be held in Rio 2016 venue long after Olympics, it is hoped

By Daniel Etchells

Juan Margets, executive vice-president of the International Tennis Federation, visited Rio last week to see the construction progress and meet the organisers of the 2016 Games ©Getty ImagesMajor international tournaments will be held at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre long after the Games, International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive vice-president Juan Margets has claimed.

UCI and WADA appeal decision to clear Czech rider of doping

By Paul Osborne

The UCI and WADA have lodged an appeal against the Croatia Olympic Committee's decision to clear Roman Kreuziger of anti-doping violations ©Getty ImagesBoth the International Cycling Union (UCI) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have appealed the Czech Olympic Committee's (CAC) decision to clear Tinkoff-Saxo rider Roman Kreuziger on charges relating to anomalies in his biological passport.

European Football Leagues body claims Qatar 2022 should remain in summer

By Daniel Etchells

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues' General Assembly was held in Stockholm today ©EPFLThe FIFA World Cup in 2022 should still be held in the summer in Qatar despite numerous calls for it to be moved, the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) has claimed.

Olympic champion Mandic reigns supreme at Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester

By Gary Anderson at Manchester Central Covention Complex

World number one and London 2012 champion Milica Mandic of Serbia showed her class once more with victory in Manchester ©Getty Images Serbia's Olympic champion Milica Mandic proved why she is ranked as the number one female in the over 67 kilogram category after cruising to victory over Dutchwoman Reshmie Oogink on the opening evening of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix here.

Asian Para Games close with spectacular show of traditional dance and music

By Gary Anderson

The Asian Para Games drew to a close with a spectacular Closing Ceremony at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon ©Incheon 2014A Closing Ceremony full of traditional Korean song and dance at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon brought the 2014 Asian Para Games to a close today.

Hong Kong and Qatar become conditional members of World Curling Federation

By Paul Osborne

The Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation have each been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation ©Getty ImagesCurling is sweeping to pastures new with the news both Hong Kong and Qatar have been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF).

Serbia "win" abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier with Albania - but docked three points

By Paul Osborne

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned, however, the team have also been handed a three point deduction due to the violence that ensued at the game ©Getty ImagesSerbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover over Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned due to politically charged violence earlier this month, although they have received a three point deduction.

New IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in Dubai will "develop Para-sport"

By Gary Anderson

Dubai will host the first ever IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDubai will host the first ever International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in 2016, it was announced today. 

Bahamas' first ever Olympic gold medallists honoured at special 50th anniversary event

By Paul Osborne

A luncheon was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke winning the Bahamas first Olympic gold medal ©BahamasOlympicCommitteeA luncheon has been held in the Bahamas to celebrate 50 years since sailors Sir Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke claimed the nation's first ever Olympic gold medal.
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