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Olympic gold medal winning swimmer fails drugs test

By Liam Morgan

Park Tae-Hwan won gold in Beijing in the 400m event but his agency have announced he has failed a drugs testSouth Korea's Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan has become the latest athlete to be embroiled in a doping storm after his agency announced he has tested positive for a banned substance.

UEFA don't have "courage" to challenge me in FIFA Presidential election, says Blatter

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged UEFA to put forward a representative to challenge his leadership ©Getty Images Sepp Blatter has accused UEFA of lacking the "courage" to put forward a candidate to challenge him in this year's FIFA Presidential election.  

Eurovision Song Contest winners pay visit to auditions for European Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies

By Paul Osborne

Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal visit performers at the Baku 2015 Ceremony auditions ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 Celebrity Ambassadors and 2011 Eurovision Song Contest winners Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal have paid a surprise visit to the auditions for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the European Games. 

Local talent strikes Alpine skiing gold on European Youth Olympic Festival opening day

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Pascal Fritz stands on the podium after receiving the Alpine skiing giant slalom gold medal ©ÖOC/GEPAVorarlberg's Pascal Fritz secured a gold medal for co-hosting nation Austria on day one of the European Youth Olympic Festival after coming out on top in the boys' Alpine skiing giant slalom in Malbun, Liechtenstein.

Goalkeeper stars as wild cards Germany join top seeds in World Handball quarter-finals

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany's keeper Carsten Lichtlein played a starring role as his wild card team beat Egypt 23-16 to earn a quarter-final against hosts Qatar ©Qatar2015Germany, who began the World Handball Championships among the four lowest-seeded nations after getting a wild card entry following Australia's removal, will contest a semi-final place with the host nation Qatar after a 23-16 round-of-16 win over a hugely talented Egyptian team in Doha today.

South Korea seal place in Asian Cup final with dominant win over Iraq

By Liam Morgan

Lee Jeong-Hyeop scored the opener for South Korea after 20 minutes as his side reached the final of the Asian Cup with a 2-0 win over IraqSouth Korea booked their place in the final of the Asian Cup with a commanding 2-0 win over Iraq at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Djokovic surges through to quarter-finals of Australian Open with another commanding win

By Liam Morgan

Novak Djokovic marched through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Gilles Muller ©Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic reached his 23rd consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final with a straight sets win over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Democratic Republic of Congo and Tunisia through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

By Emily Goddard

Ahmed Akaïchi ensured it was a draw for Tunisia ©Getty ImagesThe Democratic Republic of Congo and Tunisia have both booked their places at the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Equatorial Guinea.

High profile Lithuanians try out goalball as country prepares to host European Championships

By Liam Morgan

Double Olympic discus champion Virgilijus Alekna was one of the famous sportsmen to try their hand at goalball ©Getty ImagesFamous Lithuanian sportsmen, politicians and leaders in the arts have tried their hand at goalball for the first time at an event organised to promote the sport ahead of the 2015 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Goalball European Championships in Kaunas in July.
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