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Exclusive: Asia and Oceania keen to enhance cooperation in athletics, claims continental chief

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha

Asian Athletics Association President Dahlan Al Hamad (right), alongside Oceanic counterpart Geoff Gardner, has reiterated his desire for more inter-continental cooperation ©David Tarbotton via IAAFTalks have begun between Asia and Oceania to boost cooperation and opportunities for athletes in both continents, Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President Daalan Al-Hamad revealed here.

Spain submits bid to host 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Spain has officially submitted its candidature to host the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup ©FIBASpain has officially submitted its candidature to host the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup.

Thousands attend funeral of South Africa's football team captain

By Daniel Etchells

Senzo Meyiwa's coffin arrives at the funeral service ©Getty ImagesA crowd of 30,000 attended the funeral of South Africa's national football team captain Senzo Meyiwa in his hometown of Durban today.

Taichung to host first East Asian Youth Games in 2019

By Daniel Etchells

Taichung was awarded the right to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games after a secret ballot ©OCATaiwanese city Taichung has been awarded the right to host the inaugural East Asian Youth Games in 2019.

Nigeria hope to avoid FIFA ban after election court case is dropped

By Daniel Etchells

Nigeria hope to escape FIFA punishment after the court case surrounding the Presidential election was dropped ©Getty ImagesNigeria hope to have avoided a FIFA suspension for Government interference after the court case against its National Federation's newly elected President Amaju Pinnick and his Board was withdrawn.

Nifontov continues fine form to seal gold on day two of Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam

By Paul Osborne

Russia's Ivan Nifontov secure an impressive gold on day two of the Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi ©IJFRussia's Ivan Nifontov has continued his recent good form as he secured gold on the second day of action at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam.

Finals of World Senior Karate Championships to be broadcast live around the world

By Paul Osborne 

Finals of the World Senior Karate Championships will be broadcast live across the globe ©WKFNext weekend's World Senior Karate Championships will, for the third year in a row, be broadcast live across the globe.

Austrian Paralympic stars pick up 2014 Disabled Athlete of the Year awards

By Paul Osborne

Markus Salcher and Claudia Lösch have been named Austria's 2014 Disabled Athletes of the Year ©GEPA-PicturesWinter Paralympians Markus Salcher and Claudia Lösch have been named Austria's 2014 Disabled Athletes of the Year.

Australian sailing team's Paralympic medal hopes boosted by training centre extension

By Daniel Etchells

The new deck includes a crane which will help wheelchair athletes to access their boats ©Australian Sailing & Yachting AustraliaAustralia's sailing team has officially opened an extended deck at its National Training Centre (NTC), designed to meet all the demands of high performance Paralympic sailors as they continue their quest for gold medals at Rio 2016. 
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