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Germany to pip Norway in Pyeongchang 2018 medals table, latest projection claims

By Nick Butler at the Lakai Sandpine Resort Hotel in Gangneung

German medal success at the bobsleigh World Championships has propelled them to top position in the latest Pyeongchang 2018 medal forecasts ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGermany has overtaken Norway in the latest projection as to which nation will finish top of the medals table at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, according to Italian expert Luciano Barra.

Vonn in seventh heaven after clinching World Cup downhill crown

By Daniel Etchells

Lindsey Vonn celebrates winning her seventh World Cup downhill title ©Getty ImagesAmerica's Lindsey Vonn claimed a record seventh International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup downhill title after winning the last race of the season in the discipline in Méribel. 

Switzerland edge Canada to lead at World Women's Curling Championships

By Nick Butler

Switzerland celebrate en route to victory over Canada ©World Curling Federation/Richard GraySwitzerland won a crucial clash over Canada tonight at the ZEN-NOH World Women's Curling Championships in Sapporo to take pole position with one day to go in the in the round-robin stage.

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.
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