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Five-time Paralympian Petitclerc revealed as Canada's Rio 2016 Chef de Mission

By Emily Goddard

Chantal Petitclerc has been revealed as Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty ImagesFourteen-time Paralympic champion Chantal Petitclerc has been revealed as Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Russia open up with two golds on first day of Wrestling World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Khetik Tsabolov was one of two Russian world champions crowned on the first day of action in Tashkent ©United World WrestlingKhetik Tsabolov and Abdulrashid Sadulaev ensured Russia emerged as the top nation on the opening day of the Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent, while freestyle world titles also went the way of Turkey and North Korea.

China's Yang follows Youth Olympic gold with another title on opening day of Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Yang Haoran was crowned the first champion of this year's Shooting World Championships in Granada ©ISSF/Michael SchreiberYang Haoran gave a further demonstration of his talent as the 18-year-old added a Shooting World Championships gold to his Youth Olympic Games title with a win in the men's 10 metre air rifle final in Granada.

Seven countries express interest in hosting 2022 Ryder Cup

By Gary Anderson

Seven countries have expressed an interest in hosting the 2022 Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesSeven countries have expressed an interest in bidding to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, it has been announced.

Four more teams book places at Hockey World League Round Two

By Emily Goddard

Egypt qualified for Round Two of the Hockey World League with a 100 per cent winning record in Nairobi ©FIHEgypt, Bangladesh and Azerbaijan's men and Kenya's women have all secured victory at their Hockey World League Round One competitions to book their places in Round Two of the tournament which offers Rio 2016 Olympic qualification.

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup may yet clash with Winter Olympics

By Gary Anderson

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar could still take place at the same time as the 2022 Winter Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesNew fears have been raised over the possibility of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar clashing with that year's Winter Olympics, even though FIFA President Sepp Blatter had ruled out the prospect last year. 

Blatter confirms he will run for fifth term as FIFA President and calls for introduction of TV replays to challenge referees

By Gary Anderson

Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will seek a fifth term as FIFA President ©Getty ImagesSepp Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as President of football's world governing body FIFA during a video interview broadcast at the Soccerex Conference in Manchester, where he also hinted television referrals may be trialled as early as next year's Under-20 World Cup.

Australia investigated by FIBA over claims they deliberately lost Basketball World Cup match

By Zjan Shirinian

Angola's win over Australia is being investigated by the International Basketball Federation ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has opened disciplinary proceedings against Australia as it probes claims the team deliberately lost their Basketball World Cup match to Angola.

UAE on road to "sporting glory" but challenges lie ahead, admits High Performance Committee chief

By Zjan Shirinian

The United Arab Emirates has embarked on an ambitious project to bring sporting glory to the nation by the 2024 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesThe ambitious road to "sporting glory" for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun, but a man spearheading the country's efforts to put itself on the Olympic map by 2024 has admitted challenges lie ahead.
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