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Olympic gold medallist given eight-year ban by USADA for his part in Tyson Gay's doping offence

By Mike Rowbottom

Jon Drummond has received an eight-year ban for assisting his sprinter Tyson Gay to take banned substances ©Getty ImagesTyson Gay's coach, Jon Drummond, has been given an eight-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after arbitrators concluded he had convinced the sprinter - who has also served a doping suspension - to take illegal substances.

Basketball World Cup candidates attend workshop at FIBA headquarters

By Daniel Etchells

FIBA President Horacio Muratore (front, third from left) with the delegations of the six countries on the shortlist to stage the 2019 and 2023 editions of the Basketball World Cup ©FIBASix countries shortlisted to stage the next two editions of the Basketball World Cup have attended a workshop at the International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) headquarters in Mies. 

GB Taekwondo in search for heavyweight hopefuls in sight of Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

GB Taekwondo have lanunced the Fighting Chance initative as they look for heavyweight alent in the build up to Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesGB Taekwondo has launched a nationwide talent spotting initiative as it seeks new athletes to represent Britain at major international events, including the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Spanish Olympic Committee appoints judo legend as vice-president

By Daniel Etchells

Judoka Isabel Fernández has been appointed vice-president of the Spanish Olympic Committee ©COEThe Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) has appointed judoka Isabel Fernández as its vice-president, after the proposal of President Alejandro Blanco was approved at the organisation's Executive Committee meeting.

Toomey appointed Ireland Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Denis Toomey has been appointed Chef de Mission for Ireland's Paralympic team at Rio 2016 ©TwitterDenis Toomey has been appointed Chef de Mission for Ireland's Paralympic team at Rio 2016, it has been announced. 

First VIP ticket for 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival Opening Ceremony presented to Austrian President

By Daniel Etchells

The Austrian Olympic Committee delegation with the Federal President of Austria (fourth from left) at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna ©EYOF 2015The first VIP ticket for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) Opening Ceremony has been presented to the Federal President of Austria, Heinz Fischer.

International Triathlon Union elects interim Executive Board member

By Daniel Etchells

Barry Siff has been elected as an interim ITU Executive Board member ©TwitterThe International Triathlon Union (ITU) has elected USA Triathlon's President Barry Siff as an interim Executive Board member.

Injuries see exit of title contenders on day two of BWF World Superseries Finals

By Emily Goddard

Wang Yihan exited the BWF World Superseries Finals with an injury ©Getty ImagesWang Yihan and Son Wan Ho, title contenders in the women's and men's singles competitions respectively, were forced to leave the Badminton World Federation Superseries Finals in Dubai with injuries today.

International Parlaympic Committee pledge support to #TargetEbola campaign

By Duncan Mackay

The International Paralympic Committee has joined the World Olympians Association #TargetEbola campaign ©WOAA campaign launched by the World Olympians Association to help raise awareness and funds to tackle the spread of Ebola in West Africa has been joined by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), it was announced today.
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