Top Story

Vanessa Mae dismisses four year ban for race-fixing as "nonsense"

By Nick Butler in Phuket

Vanessa Mae has lodged an appeal against the four year ban she has been handed for race-fixing ©Getty ImagesViolin superstar turned skier Vanessa Mae has dismissed the four-year ban she was handed by the International Ski Federation (FIS) earlier this week for race-fixing as "nonsense".

Australia hit back at claims they violated World Cup bidding rules during 2022 race

By Nick Butler

Frank Lowy, pictured with FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, has insisted Australia's World Cup bid was clean ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustralia mounted a "clean" bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and did not make efforts to woo leading officials, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy has insisted.

Gold Coast beat Glasgow to host 2017 Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup

By Daniel Etchells

The successful Badminton Australia delegation, including officials from Tourism and Events Queensland, with BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (third from right) ©BWFThe Gold Coast will host the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Sudirman Cup, it has been announced, after beating Glasgow to be awarded the event in what was a battle between Commonwealth Games host cities. 

North Korea overtake China at top of Weightlifting World Championships medals table

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Un Hui Ryo won her first world title with a clean sweep of three golds in the women's 69kg ©IWFNorth Korea overtook China at the top of the medals table at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and, after a sensational finish in the men's 94 kilogram category two-and-a-half hours later, they might well stay there.

Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment, claims Japanese Paralympic chief

By Emily Goddard

Yasushi Yamawaki has said Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment in Japan ©Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 will create a more inclusive society in his nation by shifting social perception towards impairment, Yasushi Yamawaki, President of the Japanese Paralympic Committee, has claimed. 

Triple Canadian Paralympic skiing medallist announces retirement

By Daniel Etchells

Josh Dueck won gold and silver medals at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesCanada's three-time Paralympic medallist Josh Dueck has announced his retirement from Alpine skiing.

Argentina aim to make amends for 2010 failure at IBSA Blind Football World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Argentina captain Silvio Velo is confident of his team's chances at the 2014 IBSA Blind Football World Championships ©Getty ImagesTwo-time champions Argentina will be looking to bounce back from their group stage elimination at the 2010 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championships with victory at the 2014 edition in the Japanese capital Tokyo. 

Unpredictable weather a major challenge ahead of Asian Beach Games, admits Minister

By Nick Butler at the Karon Central Beach Volleyball venue in Phuket

Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul greets OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah this morning ©Phuket 2014Dealing with heavy rain and strong tides has been a major challenge ahead of the Asian Beach Games, Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul admitted to insidethegames here this morning.

Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships set to begin in Edinburgh

By Daniel Etchells

Great Britain's Jade Jones is favourite to win the women's under 57kg title at the 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships ©Getty ImagesHundreds of international martial artists will descend on Scotland this weekend as the 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships take place in Edinburgh.
Page 15 of 1193