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SportAccord World Mind Games open in Beijing

By Emily Goddard

The SportAccord World Mind Games have opened in Beijing ©SportAccord/FacebookThe SportAccord World Mind Games opened in Beijing today as 150 players from 37 countries gear up to compete in bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi for a share of the $1.4 million (£890,000/€1.1 million) prize fund.

Judge grants appeal against Pistorius verdict

By Paul Osborne

Prosecutors have been granted permission to appeal the verdict given to Oscar Pistorius ©Getty ImagesA South African judge has ruled that prosecutors can appeal against the verdict given to Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead his girlfriend last year.

Road race and time trial courses revealed for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Road Cycling Road Race course confirmed for Rio 2016 ©UCIThe courses for the road race and time trials at the next Olympic Games have been confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and Rio 2016 Organising Committee.

FISU conducting final inspection of the year ahead of Gwangju 2015

By Paul Osborne

FISU delegates are in Gwangju for their last inspection of the year ahead of the 2015 Summer Universiade ©Gwangju 2015Delegates from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) have made their way to South Korea this week as they conduct an inspection of Gwangju ahead of next year's Summer Universiade.

DB Schenker signs two-year partnership with FIVB

By Paul Osborne

DB Shencker has been named the official logistics and freight forwarding supporter of the FIVB ©FIVBDB Schenker has been named official logistics and freight forwarding supporter of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), it was announced today.

International table tennis stars prepare for World Tour Grand Finals showdown

By Emily Goddard

Vladimir Samsonov will be one of the ones to watch at this week's ITTF World Tour Grand Finals ©Getty ImagesGlobal table tennis stars, including Feng Tianwei and veteran Vladimir Samsonov are set for an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Grand Final showdown as the competition starts in Thailand's capital Bangkok tomorrow.

Spanish city to host 2015 IPC VISTA conference

By Duncan Mackay

Girona will host the VISTA conference in October 2015, the IPC has announced ©AFP/Getty ImagesSpanish city Girona will host the seventh VISTA conference for scientists and experts in October 2015, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today. 

Lifetime achievement honours for Hills and late Moskovitz as they enter USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

By Emily Goddard

Mohini Bhardwaj is among the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame class of 2015 ©Getty ImagesInternational Gymnastics Federation judge Doug Hills and the late David Moskovitz, who participated in gymnastics at every level from gymnast to sports administrator, are set to be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame with lifetime achievement honours as part of the class of 2015.

WTA signs historic $525 million media rights deal

By Paul Osborne

The WTA has signed a historic media rights deal ©Getty ImagesThe Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has signed a historic media rights deal worth £525 million (£334 million/€423 million) over the next 10 years.
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