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CAF insist 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be postponed despite Ebola fear

By Zjan Shirinian

The Africa Cup of Nations, won in 2013 by Nigeria, will not be rescheduled, the Confederation of African Football has insisted ©Getty ImagesThere are no plans to reschedule next year's Africa Cup of Nations because of the Ebola outbreak, tournament chiefs have insisted, but they will discuss a postponement request from hosts Morocco.

Coates steps down as Oceania representative on World Rowing Council

By Duncan Mackay

John Coates has stood down from the ruling Council of World Rowing, he has announced ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania representative on the ruling Council of World Rowing (FISA), it was announced today. 

Police probe claims two world-class badminton players were asked to fix matches

By Zjan Shirinian

Police are investigating allegations of match-fixing made by two players ©Getty ImagesPolice are investigating allegations two world-class badminton players were approached to fix matches.

IOC and FIVB letters calling for release of woman jailed in Iran for attending volleyball match ignored

By Nick Butler in Milan

The FIVB have called for Ghoncheh Ghavami to be released from prison ©TwitterLetters from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) pleading for law student Ghoncheh Ghavami to be released from prison in Iran after she was arrested for attending a volleyball match have so far gone unanswered. 

Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist recruited to head Edmonton 2022 Athletes' Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Glenroy Gilbert will head the Edmonton 2022 Athletes' Commission ©LinkedinOlympic gold medallist Glenroy Gilbert has joined Edmonton's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games as head of its Athletes' Commission, it was announced today.

Head of Australian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission backs harsher penalties for drug cheats

By Gary Anderson

Chair of the Australian Athletes' Commission, Kim Crow has accused drug cheats of "stealing the innocence of sport" ©Getty ImagesWorld champion rower Kim Crow has backed proposals for harsher punishments for Australian drug cheats who, she claims, are stealing the "innocence of sport" in a written submission to a Senate hearing due to take place in Canberra on Friday (October 17).

ITU opens bidding for host of major triathlon events

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Triathlon Union is looking for bids for a number of its events, including the 2016 World Triathlon Series ©Getty ImagesThe bidding process has opened for the 2016 World Triathlon Series, 2018 Grand Final and Para races in 2015.

Athletics coach slams proposed demolition of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

By Emily Goddard

John Powell has slammed plans to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium ©Getty ImagesJohn Powell, head coach at Trackspeed1 UK, has hit out at plans that surfaced this week to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium and claimed there has been no consultation with key stakeholders.

New Zealand names Wardell as Pyeongchang 2018 Chef de Mission

By Emily Goddard

Peter Wardell has been named as New Zealand's Chef de Mission for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand has named Peter Wardell as Chef de Mission for the Pyeongchang 2018, the third consecutive Winter Olympics he will have fulfilled the role. 
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