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Canadian Paralympic Committee picks up prestigious national award

By Gary Anderson

The Canadian Paralympic Committee has been recognised for its work in promoting the Paralympic Movement ©Getty Images The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has won the 2014 Most Valuable Amateur Sport Property award at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum.

Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz loses IOC membership

By Zjan Shirinian

Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz has resigned as President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee ©Getty ImagesPrince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz has lost his membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after resigning as President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee.

Doubts raised over Vanessa Mae Sochi 2014 qualification after Slovenian officials suspended for "race fixing"

By Gary Anderson

Doubts have been raised over the validity of Vanessa Mae's qualification for Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images The Slovenian Ski Association has suspended four of its officials amid claims they rigged a number of races to ensure world famous violinist Vanessa Mae qualified to compete in Alpine skiing events at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Blatter rivals given only 15 minutes to make their case to FIFA Congress

By David Owen

Joseph Blatter is widely expected to run for a fifth term as FIFA President ©Getty ImagesCandidates for the FIFA presidency are to be given just 15 minutes to present their programmes to next year's Congress ahead of the vote, according to newly-published electoral regulations.

Match Hospitality claims chief executive with lawyer after leaving hotel amid ticket scam probe

By Zjan Shirinian

Match Hospitality chief executive Ray Whelan (left) was first arrested on Monday ©TwitterThe chief executive of Match Hospitality is not a fugitive and did not "rush" from his hotel in Rio de Janeiro an hour before police were set to re-arrest him in connection with a ticketing scam, it has been claimed.

Countdown clock with a difference unveiled for Toronto 2015

By Zjan Shirinian

A series of performances led to the unveiling of the Toronto 2015 countdown clock ©City of Toronto/TwitterA countdown clock with a difference has been unveiled for the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan Games at the start of a two-day festival celebrating a year to go.

England to bid for qualification on behalf of Britain for Rio 2016 rugby sevens tournament

By Zjan Shirinian

England's men and women will lead Great Britain's efforts to qualify for the Rio 2016 rugby sevens competitions ©Getty Images England has been nominated as the lead nation to qualify on behalf of Great Britain for the inaugural men's and women's rugby sevens competition at Rio 2016.

Italian Matteo Trentin takes dramatic stage seven Tour de France win in Nancy

By Gary Anderson

Matteo Trentin celebrates in Nancy after claiming stage seven of the Tour de France ©Getty Images Italian Matteo Trentin won stage seven of the Tour De France by less than the width of a tyre in Nancy as he held off the challenge of Slovakian Peter Sagan in a dramatic sprint finish.

Blake pulls up injured in Glasgow Diamond League 100m

By Mike Rowbottom

Yohan Blake (left) staggers to a halt in the 100m at Glasgow's Diamond League meeting ©Getty ImagesYohan Blake's hopes of running a sub-10second 100 metres in tonight's Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix at Hampden Park were prematurely ended as he pulled up injured in a race won by fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade in 9.97sec.
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