A specific clause prohibiting discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation is included within the new Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) Code of Ethics approved here during the body's Extraordinary General Assembly.
Sebastian Coe has responded to a question about Qatar’s continuing ambition to host the Olympics by insisting that it is important for the Olympic movement to follow through on its support for the globalisation of sport.
An internal struggle within the Organising Committee for Tonga 2019 could force the Pacific Games Council (PGC) to strip the nation of the event, they have been warned.
Australian golfer Marc Leishman has opted to withdraw from consideration for selection for this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to fears over the Zika virus.
Former BOA chief executive allowed to carry on with legal action against Sun over phone hacking allegations
Former British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive Simon Clegg has been given permission to carry on with a High Court action in London against The Sun over allegations of phone hacking after the newspaper failed to get the civil litigation thrown out at a pre-trial stage.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been named a goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for Rio 2016 amid the controversy surrounding Bollywood star Salman Khan’s appointment.
Former Pyeongchang 2018 President Cho Yang-ho is facing new controversy after pilots from Korean Air launched legal action against him for allegedly demeaning their work.
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has opened its second pre-Olympic referee-coach joint training camp in Muju with President Chungwon Choue describing the inaugural edition ahead of London 2012 as "the secret to the success" of competition in Britain's capital.
Convicted drug dealer among three rugby union players given doping bans as number suspended in Britain rises to 25
Andrew Quarry, handed a suspended 12-month prison sentence for dealing anabolic steroids in 2013, is among three English rugby union players to have been given lengthy bans from the sport announced by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today.
Double Olympic champion Michael Jung of Germany continued his impressive run of form as he topped the dressage standings on the opening day of the Badminton Horse Trials in England.
Switzerland strike gold in mixed team relay on opening day of UEC Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships
Switzerland struck gold on the opening day of the European Cycling Union (UEC) Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships as their mixed quartet took victory in the team relay event in Huskvarna in Sweden.
Britain's defending champion Andy Murray secured his place in the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open after recording a convincing victory over France’s Gilles Simon at the Caja Mágica today.
The second seed broke his opponent three times in the second set to complete a 6-4, 6-2 win in one hour and 38 minutes.
Murray is now due to face a last-eight encounter with Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych, a 7-6, 7-5 winner over Spain’s David Ferrer.
"It's always difficult to get the balance right against him because the better you hit the ball, the faster it comes back against him," said Murray, who did not drop serve throughout his match.
"He uses the pace very well so I knew I needed to be patient and use variety, but also when the chance is there, go for it.
"Sometimes he makes players rush, but today I didn't have that problem.
"It was good from start to finish."
If Murray gets past Berdych he will go up against either four-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain or Portugal's Joao Sousa in the semi-finals of a tournament that is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event
Nadal, who lost to Murray in last year's final, beat the United States' Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2 to set up a quarter-final encounter with Sousa, a 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 victor against another American Jack Sock.
World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the winner of the event in 2011, had no problems in overcoming Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-1.
In the women’s competition, 2014 runner-up Simona Halep of Romania advanced to the semi-finals after seeing off compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu.
Sixth-ranked Halep, the only seeded player still in the draw, defeated the qualifier 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 and now goes on to meet Australia's Samantha Stosur, a 6-3, 6-4 winner at the expense of Romania's Patricia Maria Tig.
American qualifier Louisa Chirico continued her good run to reach the last four with a 7-6, 6-2 win against fellow surprise package Daria Gavrilova of Australia.
Awaiting her in the semi-finals is Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulková, who came from behind to overcome Romanian wildcard Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Kata king Quintero reaches sixth consecutive continental final on opening day of European Karate Championships
Spain’s Damian Quintero reached the men’s kata gold medal match on the opening day of the 2016 European Karate Championships in Montpellier to make it six continental finals in as many years.
Canada will be looking to retain their men’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship title with this year’s edition in Moscow and St. Petersburg set to begin tomorrow.
Taylor promises triple jump fireworks as Doha prepares to get 2016 Diamond League programme underway
A host of Olympic and world champions have gathered in Doha to take part in tomorrow’s season-opener for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League series – and Sebastian Coe is looking to the meeting to provide the kind of entertainment that will draw more young people in to the sport.