Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, is seeking to open up the borders of the world’s most reclusive country by hosting World Junior Championships in both judo and weightlifting in 2018, insidethegames has learned.
Mexico has been suspended by the International Basketball Association (FIBA) as concerns grow over alleged Government inteference across Olympic sports, while a similar ban in place against Russia since July has been lifted.
There is “no special reason” why karate shouldn’t be chosen for inclusion at Tokyo 2020, World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos claimed here today, though he remains wary of some of the challenges the sport faces in the lead up to next year’s decision at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Rio de Janeiro.
Results of a consultation process contemplating the merits of a 2026 Winter Olympics bid will be unveiled by the Swiss Olympic Association (SOA) in March, it has been announced.
Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) President Tan Chuan-Jin has urged sports officials in the country to continue to “conduct ourselves and act above board at all times” in light of a series of scandals in world sport.
Japan’s reigning world kata champions Kiyou Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna both lived up to their billing by claiming women’s and men’s gold respectively on the opening day of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League finale here.
Britain’s Giles Scott earned his third Finn Gold Cup title after two impressive results on the fifth day of the regatta saw his lead become insurmountable ahead of tomorrow’s medal race in Takapuna, New Zealand.
Sweden successfully defended the men’s title at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships after earning an extra end victory over Switzerland in the final at Esbjerg, Denmark.
Therese Johaug dominated the women's five kilometres test on another day of Norwegian success at the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup in Ruka, as Martin Johnsrud Sundby won the men's 10km event.
Hosts South Korea and France earned two gold medals on the final day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix season on the island of Jeju.
Japan remain on course for Rio 2016 qualification as they came through the opening day of the second Asian rugby sevens regional Olympic qualifying event unbeaten on home turf in Tokyo.
Paralympic SKUD18 champions Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch of Australia began their pursuit of a successful title defence in style as they topped the leaderboard after the first day’s racing at the Para World Sailing Championships on home waters in Melbourne.
Double world cross country champion and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned today for failing drugs tests as some of the country's leading runners admitted the country has a serious problem with doping.
Exclusive: FIVB "hopeful" ban on women attending volleyball matches in Iran will be lifted by February
A ban on women attending matches in Iran could be lifted by mid-February, International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) general director Fabio Azevedo has claimed following criticism from Human Rights Watch (HRW) for not fulfilling commitments to gender equality.