The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call to either move or postpone this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro over the Zika outbreak, saying it would "not significantly alter" the spread of the virus.
Riot police were sent in to stop a fight after wrestler Viktor Lebedev beat Ismail Musukayev in a contest to decide who will represent Russia at Rio 2016.
Mo Farah laid down a potent Olympic marker as he produced his third fastest ever 10,000m, 26min 53.71sec, to earn victory on the first of the two days of programmes at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Eugene.
Twenty-three athletes have tested positive for banned substances following reanalysis of samples from the London 2012 Olympics, it has been confirmed.
Rio 2016 boycott by United States women's football team moves closer after judge asked to approve strike
A potential boycott of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by the United States women’s football team has moved a step closer after they asked a federal judge to allow them to go on strike as the gender pay dispute continues.
AIBA has "duty" to increase number of Olympic women's boxing categories ahead of Tokyo 2020, says Wu
International Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K Wu says both he and AIBA have a duty to increase the number of women’s boxing events on the Olympic programme in time for Tokyo 2020.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe has said that national teams are "currently expected" to take part in major competitions after threatening 16 nations with bans.
Budapest 2024 are “focusing on the finish” in their efforts to secure the rights to the Olympic and Paralympic Games following a relatively slow campaign to date, Athletes Commission chair Ágnes Kovács has told insidethegames.
Brown blamed for Glasgow's loss of 2015 European Championships but British Judo Association chief executive keeps job
Former British Judo Association (BJA) chairman Kerrith Brown has been “almost entirely” blamed for Glasgow being stripped of the 2015 European Championships in a scathing report published as part of a review into the controversy.
Kenya's Parliament has agreed changes to its anti-doping law in a bid to end any lingering doubts about the country's athletics team missing Rio 2016.
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff could learn her fate just three days before the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony after a senator in the South American nation claimed the final vote in her impeachment trial should be held on August 2.
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has said he will not compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games even if professionals are allowed to do so.
Australian Para-athletics star Kurt Fearnley and British Para-cyclist Dame Sarah Storey are among a record 22 athletes who are running for election for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes’ Council at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has continued its attempt to rebuild its tarnished image with the appointment of former National Basketball Association (NBA) executive Philippe Moggio as general secretary.