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Khubetsov comes out on top in all-Russian final on second day of judo Grand Prix in Astana

By Gary Anderson

Russians Alan Khubetsov and Khasan Khalmurzaev competed in the final of the men's under 81kg category in Astana ©IJFRussia's Alan Khubetsov prevailed in the final of the men's under 81 kilogram class against compatriot Khasan Khalmurzaev on the second day of action at the judo Grand Prix in Astana, which also saw wins for judoka from France, Israel and Austria.

Putin on his way to Sochi as qualifying held for first Russian Grand Prix

By Zjan Shirinian

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Sochi for tomorrow's race ©Getty ImagesLewis Hamilton has bagged pole position for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix around Sochi's Olympic Park, ahead of an expected visit by President Vladimir Putin.

SASCOC using conference as way to encourage more sporting events to come to southern Africa

By Nick Butler

SASCOC is using the conference to entice more sporting events to come to the region ©SASCOCA Sports and Events Tourism Exchange taking place in Durban later this month will be supported by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) for the fourth consecutive year, it has been confirmed. 

NPCs take part in Agitos Foundation workshop at IPC headquarters in Bonn

By Gary Anderson

Participants from 13 NPCs have taken part in an Organisational Capacity Programme workshop at IPC headquarters in Bonn ©Agitos FoundationA total of 13 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) have taken part in a four-day training programme at International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquarters in Bonn as part of the Agitos Foundation's Organisational Capacity Programme.

Canadian Paralympic Committee launches online physical literacy resource for schools

By Gary Anderson

The CPC has launched an online resource for schools aimed at developing fundamental movement in Paralympic sport ©CPCAn online physical literacy resource for teachers across Canada has been launched by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).

Bach visits Tbilisi to mark 25th anniversary of Georgia National Olympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

IOC President Thomas Bach met with GNOC President Leri Khabelov in Tbilisi to mark 25-year anniversary ©GNOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach led a high-level delegation of officials who visited Tbilisi to mark the 25th anniversary of the Georgia National Olympic Committee (GNOC).

Second Canadian ice sledge hockey champion retires in 48 hours

By Zjan Shirinian

Benoit St-Amand has become the second member of Canada's ice sledge hockey team to retire in the space of a day ©Getty ImagesCanadian ice sledge hockey player Benoit St-Amand has announced his retirement, just two days after his team mate said he was hanging up his sled.

Japanese and Swedish Olympic Committees sign cooperation deal ahead of Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

A partnership agreement has been signed between the Japanese and Swedish Olympic Committees in Tokyo ©SOKThe Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has announced a new partnership agreement with its Swedish counterparts during the lead-up to Tokyo 2020. 

Biles secures second successive all-around title at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Simone Biles has secured a second successive world all-around title at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty ImagesSimone Biles of the United States has easily defended her women's all-around title as she decimated the field at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships inside Nanning's Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium.
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