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Russia rack up medal tally at IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Iuliia Budaleeva won one of four gold medals for Russia in the women's visually impaired 6km biathlon sprint race ©Getty ImagesRussia added four gold medals to their tally as the short distance biathlon events took centre stage on day two of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Cup finals in Surnadal, Norway.

Poland fight back at Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool

By Nick Butler

South Korea and Sweden, who battled for seventh place at Sochi 2014, are still dominating proceedings in Ostersund ©Getty ImagesPoland made swift amends for the embarrassment of a record defeat at the International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool with a 3-0 win over Austria in Ostersund. 

South Africa thump Sri Lanka to reach Cricket World Cup semi-finals

By Daniel Etchells

JP Duminy (left) became just the eighth player to record a World Cup hat-trick ©Getty ImagesSouth Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Sydney to ease their way into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals, as off-spinner JP Duminy became the nation's first player to claim a hat-trick in the competition.

Pararoos to have funding restored after Football Federation Australia commit to new scheme

By Duncan Mackay 

Funding has been restored for the Pararoos, it was announced by Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop today ©FFAFinancial backing is to be restored for the Pararoos, Australia's seven-a-side Paralympic football team, after a new philanthropic funding model was announced in Sydney today.

Pyeongchang 2018 unveils Korean Air as official partner

By Nick Butler at the Lakai Sandpine Resort Hotel in Gangneung

Officials at today's signing ceremony between Korean Air and Pyeongchang 2018 ©ITGKorean Air has been unveiled as an official Tier One partner for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games here today, as similar deals with many other companies were promised for later this year. 

Exclusive: Rio 2016 clean-up operation at Guanabara Bay hampered by lack of boats

By Nick Butler

Physical debris in Guanabara Bay will have been much reduced before Rio 2016, it has been claimed ©Getty ImagesRubbish littering Guanabara Bay will have been reduced well before Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions take place, an official from a Dutch Research Institute supporting Rio State authorities has claimed, although work has currently been suspended due to a lack of boats.

Exclusive: Durban can build "world-class" projects by hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games, claims CGF chief executive

By Michael Pavitt at Palácio Foz in Lisbon

Durban will have a chance to accelerate major projects thanks to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesDurban can build a world-class city on the back of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games if they follow the example set by Glasgow last year, it has been claimed.

Exclusive: World Cup will not affect NHL participation at Pyeongchang 2018, claims Fasel

By Nick Butler at the Gangneung Ice Arena

René Fasel has reiterated his confidence that NHL players will compete at Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty ImagesTalks over whether National Hockey League (NHL) players will participate at the Pyeongchang 2018 have not yet been scheduled, International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel revealed, but claims the return of the sport's World Cup in 2016 will not impact negotiations.

IOC and ANOC provide financial aid to help Vanuatu rebuild National Olympic Committee headquarters

By Duncan Mackay

The IOC and ANOC have pledged $500,000 to help Vanuatu after it was hit by a massive cyclone ©Getty ImagesA grant of $500,000 (£330,000/€440,000) is to be provided to the Vanuatu Association of Sports And National Olympic Committee (VASNOC) so they can rebuild their headquarters which was devastated in the cyclone which hit the island last weekend.
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