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Shooting World Championships underway as athletes aim for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Shooters will be targeting World Championship glory and a spot at Rio 2016 during competition in Granada ©Getty ImagesThe International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships have got underway with the Opening Ceremony at Teatro del Generalife of the Alhambra in Granada, as competitors get their first opportunity to secure a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Lithuania's Asadauskaite and Kinderis beat young Britons to modern pentathlon mixed relay world title

By Mike Rowbottom

Lithuania's 2013 world champion and 2012 Olympic champion Laura Asadauskaite and her partner Justinas Kinderis won the mixed relay gold at the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships today ©Getty ImagesLithuania's modern pentathlon world champions of 2013 - reigning Olympic champion Laura Asadauskaite and Justinas Kinderis - used all their experience to win a hugely competitive battle with Britain's young pairing of Kate French and Joe Evans to win the mixed relay title on the final day of the 54th UIPM World Championships in Warsaw.

Exell takes third straight driving title as The Netherlands claim double gold on final day of World Equestrian Games

By Paul Osborne

Boyd Exell takes gold in the driving competition as Dutch claim double delight on final day of World Equestrian Games ©Marie de Ronde-Oudemans/FEIIt was a day of gold for The Netherlands at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, as Jeroen Dubbeldam jumped his way to victory in the individual jumping contest after the Dutch had loaded their carriages with gold in the team driving competition.

Double delight for Japan as they dominate US Open wheelchair singles

By Paul Osborne

Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji ensure double delight for Japan at US Open ©Getty ImagesThere was double delight for Japan at the US Open in New York City today as Shingo Kuniedo and Yui Kamiji secured the men's and women's wheelchair tennis titles.

Bridge takes clean sweep at Formula Kite European Championships

By Gary Anderson

A lack of wind in Mielno meant that the final day of racing at the Formula Kite European Championships was cancelled ©AFP/Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Oliver Bridge made it a clean sweep at the Formula Kite European Championships in Poland after being crowned men's under-18, under-21 and senior champion to confirm his status as one of the stars of the sport.

TTOC hoping that sport will receive increased policy funding in new national budget

By Paul Osborne

Athletes like Keshorn Walcott, winner of the Olympic gold medal in the javelin at London 2012, helped portray a positive image of Trinidad and Tobago, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesThe Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), is anticipating that sport will receive increased policy focus when the new national budget is announced tomorrow. 

Lalovic re-elected as President of United World Wrestling

By Emily Goddard

Nenad Lalovic has been elected to a six-year term as the President of United World Wrestling ©United World WrestlingNenad Lalovic has been re-elected for a six-year term as the President of wrestling's world governing body on a day that saw the organisation's name officially change from the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles to United World Wrestling.

Exclusive: FIVB President Graça revelling in closer links with IOC after 20 years of "absence"

By Mike Rowbottom

Dr Ary Graca, the FIVB President, addresses the crowd at the Opening Ceremony of the World Volleyball Championships in Poland ©Getty ImagesAry Graça, President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), has assured insidethegames that his sport, which he accused earlier this year of being "too far from the Olympic Movement", is now enjoying better relations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) than ever before.

Exclusive: Turkish Government donation to WADA shows zero tolerance approach to doping, claims Erdener

By Nick Butler at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne

Uğur Erdener has hailed the significance of the WADA donation by the Turkish Government ©Getty ImagesTurkish Olympic Committee President Uğur Erdener has claimed a $250,000 (£153,000/€193,000) donation by the Turkish Government to the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) is evidence of the country's strong "zero tolerance" policy regarding doping.
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