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Zach Parise named captain of US ice hockey team at Sochi 2014

By Paul Osborne

Zach Parise has been named captain of the United Stated ice hockey team for Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Zach Parise has been named captain of the United States ice hockey team as the squad prepares to travel to Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation to show 200 hours of coverage from Sochi 2014 Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

January 31 - Japanese firm Sky Perfect JSAT will broadcast 200 hours of coverage from the Sochi 2014 Paralympics ©Getty Images Satellite television company Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation has announced it will broadcast 200 hours of free-to-air coverage from the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, including 60 hours of live action along with a dedicated channel on Sky PerfecTV On Demand.

Olympic rowing gold medallist Grainger set to take on London Marathon

 By Gary Anderson

January 31 - London 2012 champion Katherine Grainger is set to run in the London Marathon for the International Inspiration charity ©Getty Images Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning rower Katherine Grainger is set to pound the streets at this year's Virgin London Marathon after it was announced she will be tackling the 26.2-mile course for the International Inspiration charity.

IOC President Bach predicts "great Games" as arrives in Sochi

By Zjan Shirinian

IOC President Thomas Bach has arrived in Sochi ahead of the Winter Olympics ©Getty Images January 31 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has predicted Sochi 2014 will be a "great Games for athletes", after arriving in the host city today.

"Sochi safe but I can't discount the risks", says US President Obama

By Zjan Shirinian

US President Barack Obama will not be going to the Sochi Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - United States President Barack Obama has said he believes Sochi will be a safe place to be during the Olympics, but cannot "discount" the risks.

Starykh removed from Russian Olympic biathlon team after positive drugs test confirmed

By Nick Butler

Irina Starych has been removed from the Russian team after her positive test was confirmed ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Irina Starykh has been removed from Russia's Olympic biathlon team for Sochi 2014 following confirmation of a positive drugs test.

US figure skater Mirai Nagasu "confused" at being left out of team for Sochi 2014

By Zjan Shirinian

Mirai Nagasu says she remains determined to compete at another Winter Olympic Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Figure skater Mirai Nagasu says she is "confused" and devastated by US Figure Skating's decision not to select her for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Historic new baseball and softball stadium opened in Uganda

By Gary Anderson

January 30 - Officials from the Embassy of Japan and the UBSA open the new dedicated baseball and softball facility in Gayaza ©WBSCHistory has been made in Kampala as the first ever dedicated baseball and softball stadium was officially opened by the Uganda Baseball and Softball Association (UBSA).

Interpol sign agreement with International Olympic Committee

By Duncan Mackay

Interpol and the IOC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ©InterpolJanuary 30 - Global efforts to protect and secure international sporting events have taken another leap forward following an agreement signed between Interpol and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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