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Bach repeats security assurances ahead of “milestone” Winter Olympics in Sochi

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Thomas Bach reiterated his confidence in security plans ahead of the Olympic Games in Sochi getting underway on Friday ©Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has repeated assurances over security ahead of an Olympic Games he claimed will be a "milestone" for winter sport.

UN secretary general to deliver opening address at IOC Session in Sochi

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon will deliver the opening address at the IOC Session in Sochi ©Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon will deliver the keynote address to open the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session here on Wednesday (Feburary 4).

Olympic slopestyle course criticised after Norweigan medal hope crashes out in training

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Torstein Horgmo has been ruled out of the Olympic Games in Sochi after crashing and breaking his collarbone this morning ©Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - Norway's slopestyle snowboarder Torstein Horgmo has been ruled out of the Olympic Games with a broken collarbone after becoming the first victim of a course widely criticised for being too dangerous.

Stickler, Gündoğan and Lalovic join growing list of speakers at 2014 SportAccord International Convention

By Paul Osborne

Friedrich Stickler, Neşe Gündoğan and Nenad Lalovic will be amongst the speakers at the 2014 SportAccord International Convention in Belak/Antalya, Turkey ©Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - Friedrich Stickler, President of the European Lotteries, Neşe Gündoğan, secretary general of the Turkish National Olympic Committee, and Nenad Lalovic, head of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), have been announced as speakers at the 2014 SportAccord International Convention in Belek/Antalya, Turkey.

Toronto 2015 signs Atos as latest Pan and Parapan American Games premier partner

By Emily Goddard

Toronto 2015 has signed Atos as the latest Pan and Parapan American Games premier partner ©AtosFebruary 3 - Toronto 2015 has today signed Atos as its latest premier partner for the Pan and Parapan American Games.

Radcliffe targets one final marathon in London or New York ahead of retirement

By Emily Goddard

Paula Radcliffe is targeting one final marathon in London or New York ahead of retirement ©Mike King/Virgin London MarathonFebruary 3 - Britain's Paula Radcliffe has revealed she is targeting one final marathon in either London or New York and hinted that she could compete in 2015.

Snowsport stars dominate IPC Athlete of the Month shortlist

By Emily Goddard

Roman Petushkov features on the IPC Athlete of the Month shortlist for January ©Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened the voting for its Athlete of the Month for January poll and, unsurprisingly, it is the stars of snowsport that dominate the nominations with just over a month to go to Sochi 2014.

Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe "in rehab for depression"

By Zjan Shirinian

Ian Thorpe is reportedly in rehab for depression ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is reportedly in rehab for depression after being found "disorientated".

List of "approved" team bases for England 2015 Rugby World Cup drawn up

By Zjan Shirinian

The 2015 Rugby World Cup, the second to be held in England, will see 20 nations competing ©Getty Images for IRBFebruary 3 - Sixty-five locations across England and Wales are in contention to act as bases for some of the world's finest rugby players during the World Cup next year.
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