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Tallent calls for blanket ban on Russians as IAAF expresses "major concern" over doping

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Jaryd Tallent has called for Russian athletes to be banned following the latest round of doping bans, and claims he was cheated out of Olympic gold ©Getty ImagesAustralia's double Olympic walking silver medallist Jared Tallent has called for Russian athletes to be banned from competition this year as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has expressed "major concern" over the recent spate of Russian doping cases.

New FIFA Now group officially launched at European Parliament summit

By Liam Morgan

New FIFA Now has been set up to seek reform within the footballing governing body ©New FIFA NowNew FIFA Now, a campaign group set up to change world football's governing body, has been launched during a summit at the European Parliament in Brussels today.

Qatar's unbeaten run at World Handball Championships ended by defending champions Spain

By Mike Rowbottom

Defending champions Spain celebrate victory over hosts Qatar ©Qatar2015Qatar were agonisingly defeated by defending champions Spain in their penultimate Group A match in front of 12.400 fans in the Lusail Arena - but the World Handball Championship hosts all but overturned their Iberian opposition.

Stassel claims first major title on historic day at Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships

By Liam Morgan

Stassel claimed a shock gold with victory at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Austria ©Getty ImagesAmerican snowboarder Ryan Stassel claimed his maiden major title as he took gold in the slopestyle event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria today.

Rio 2016 Torch Relay to emulate London 2012 by providing "Olympic experience"

By Nick Butler

A Torch Relay aiming to replicate the success of the one before the London 2012 Games will be confirmed soon ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 organisers are seeking to emulate the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relay, they have claimed, with a 100-day event spanning the entire host country.

Sports business guru to make opening keynote address at Academy conference in Lausanne

By Paul Osborne

Patrick Nally will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 edition of the Academy ©TwitterPatrick Nally, the mastermind behind the modern sports business industry, has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2015 edition of the Academy.

Baku 2015 "close" to deal with BT Sport - Hickey

By David Owen at ANOC Headquarters in Lausanne

European Olympic Committees President Patrick Hickey has said Baku 2015 is close to a deal with BT Sport ©Getty ImagesBaku 2015 is "very, very close" to completing an agreement to broadcast the inaugural European Games in Great Britain, according to Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC).

Italian and South Korean appointed 2014 Shooters of the Year

By Nick Butler

Rifle shooter Petra Zublasing received the female award ©ISSFItaly's Petra Zublasing and South Korea's Jin Jongoh have been elected 2014 Shooters of the Year following a year in which both secured World Championship titles alongside numerous other successes. 

GB Wheelchair Rugby signs three year partnership with BT

By Paul Osborne

BT has signed a three year partnership with GB Wheelchair Rugby ©BTGB Wheelchair Rugby has signed a three year partnership with BT, it was announced today.
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