The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games officially began here this evening with an entertaining Opening Ceremony which dazzled those in attendance despite a brief technical glitch which caused a minor delay midway through the event.
St Lucia's withdrawal from hosting 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games "big disappointment", CGF President Martin claims
St Lucia’s withdrawal from hosting the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games was a “big disappointment”, newly-elected Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin said today, while claiming a successful event here will encourage more countries to enter the race to replace the Caribbean nation.
The Samoan Government has announced a commemorative coin to celebrate the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, which get underway with the Opening Ceremony here today, has been released.
Tashkent and Jakarta, the respective capitals of Uzbekistan and Indonesia, will play host to two Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Olympic Solidarity Regional Forums later this year, where preparations for next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro will be among items on the agenda.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that an emergency fund of $2 million (£1.3 million/€1.8 million) will be made available to National Olympic Committees to fund programmes aimed at helping refugees.
Gunmen wearing military uniforms have kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens working on the construction of a football stadium in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Teams are continuing to arrive here in the Samoan capital ahead of the 5th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games, which begin with the Opening Ceremony tomorrow and run through to September 11.
European-only races at elite one-day meetings, to help the development of middle and long distance runners, are now being actively promoted internationally by the new European Athletics President, Svein Arne Hansen, who has used Mo Farah as an example of how to improve by racing at the right level.
The 11th edition of the All-Africa Games are due to open today in the Republic of Congo's capital Brazzaville.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has returned to the role of President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) after being unanimously elected by its members.
Pentathlon GB have announced the departure of their chief executive Nigel Laughton less than a year after he took the position.
The Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) has rejected reports that Billy Walsh, head coach of the IABA High Performance Unit, has tendered his resignation ahead of a potential move to take charge of the United States’ women’s team.
United World Wrestling (UWW) will deliver a high-definition live stream of every match from next week’s World Championships in Las Vegas, it has been announced.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) TOP sponsor Atos has announced the cloud IT infrastructure which will be used for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and at future Games has been delivered by Canopy in collaboration with Atos’ strategic partner EMC Corporation.
Sweden and Scotland are going head to head for the right to host the 2019 edition of the Solheim Cup, with the final stage of the bidding process set to get underway.