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Huge increase in out-of-competition drug testing at Toronto 2015

By David Owen at the Marriott CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta

Toronto 2015 will see a massive increase in out of competition doping tests ©Getty ImagesToronto 2015 is to see a massive upsurge in the number of out-of-competition anti-doping tests compared with previous editions of the Pan American and Parapan American Games.

South Sudanese marathon runner encourages fans to stay united during IOC Scholarship row

By Paul Osborne

Guor Marial has encouraged fans not to become divided as he battles the South Sudan Athletics Federation over his IOC Scholarship ©Getty ImagesMarathon runner Guor Marial has encouraged his fans not to become divided by his furore with the South Sudan Athletics Federation after the governing body demanded he hand over his International Olympic Committee (IOC) Scholarship.

Japanese swimmer appears in court over Asian Games camera theft

By Michael Pavitt

Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita (centre) speaks to the media after appearing in court, accused of stealing a camera during the Asian Games ©Getty ImagesJapanese swimmer Naoya Tomita has pleaded not guilty to stealing a South Korean journalist's camera during the Asian Games, despite initially admitting to the crime after the incident took place in September.

Badminton World Federation signs "long and fruitful" partnership with energy giants Total

By Nick Butler

A new partnership has been unveiled between Total and the BWF ©Total/BWFA landmark multi-million dollar partnership has been agreed between the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and energy giants, Total, to cover major BWF events over the next four years.

Olympic qualification on agenda at World Series of Boxing Season V

By Emily Goddard

The Cuba Domadores will be hoping to successfully defend their title at Season V of the World Series of Boxing ©WSBSome of the world's greatest boxers are preparing for Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB), which gets underway this month.

European Youth Olympic Festival Opening Ceremony to focus on "Pleasure of Sports"

By Michael Pavitt

Tamara Kaufmann will direct the Opening Ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival ©EYOFDetails of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) have been announced, with 150 performers from Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein to take part.

Leduc Recreation Centre to host 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

By Paul Osborne

The Leduc Recreation Centre will host the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge ©HockeyCanadaLeduc, Canada will host the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge at the Leduc Recreation Centre from February 1 to 7, it has been announced.

European Judo Championships launch mascot design competition

By Liam Morgan

Fans can win a free family ticket to the European Judo Championships if their design is selected ©Euro Judo 2015Organisers of the 2015 European Judo Championships are offering fans the chance to design the official mascot of the competition, with the winner receiving a free family ticket to the event.

Canadian Para-swimmer tragically dies of cancer aged 14

By Liam Morgan

Cassidy Sheng has tragically lost her battle with cancer at the age of 14 ©CPCSwimmer Cassidy Sheng has tragically lost her long battle with cancer at the age of 14, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has announced.
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