By Michael Pavitt at the Alau Ice Palace in Astana
Japanese Government confirm new Tokyo Olympic Stadium plans - with January 2020 as target completion date
Seating will be reduced by 15 per cent and costs cut by around 40 per cent as part of updated plans for Tokyo 2020's Olympic Stadium approved by the Japanese Government today, and it is hoped the venue will be ready in January 2020.
Australian Olympic Committee clarify Stilnox banning situation in attempt to avoid repeat of London 2012 debacle
Australian athletes will now be banned from using Stilnox, a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia, from the date they are selected in an attempt to avoid the scandals which rocked their swimming team at London 2012.
World Rugby claim there are “several misperceptions” about the risks of playing the sport after a survey found that 59 per cent of parents believe it causes the most injuries.
On the day when Liu Hong duly delivered the host nation its first gold of the World Athletics Championships in today’s women’s 20 kilometres race walk, with team-mate Xiuzhi Lu adding silver, Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands became the first European winner of the world 200 metres title since 2003.
Mami Umeki continues Japanese success at 2015 World Judo Championships as top seeds endure miserable day
Japanese success continued at the 2015 World Judo Championships here in Astana, as Mami Umeki secured gold in the women’s under 78 kilogram division on the penultimate day of individual competitions.
Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome lost 30 seconds on his main classification rivals on the first true mountain stage of the Vuelta a España as Dutch star Bert-Jan Lindeman held on from a breakaway to win stage seven.
Olympic champions The Netherlands book women's EuroHockey Championships final spot with win over Germany
Olympic gold medallists The Netherlands secured their place in the final of the women’s EuroHockey Championships with a narrow 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
A record 1,300 athletes from 77 countries will compete at the upcoming 2015 World Rowing Championships, which is due to start this weekend Aiguebelette, France, the World Rowing Federation (FISA) has announced.
Japan's Ryomei Tanaka earned the outstanding victory on day three of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok as Turkmenistan enjoyed the best of the action elsewhere.
England's visually impaired men joined a lengthy list of football teams from the country to have suffered penalty shootout defeats after they lost agonisingly to Russia in the semi-finals of the Blind European Championships today, while Turkey earned the second final spot after beating Spain.
The Netherlands begin European Wheelchair Basketball Championship title defence with crushing win over Spain
Defending champions The Netherlands got their women's European Wheelchair Basketball Championship campaign off to an ominous start as they thumped Spain 82-21 on the opening day of the event at the University of Worcester in England.
Britain's James Woods started the International Skiing Federation (FIS) Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup season in style with a superb victory at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 today, while Norway’s Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen won the corresponding women's event.
Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes secured two gold medals at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Junior Championships on a day where junior world records were broken five times in Singapore.
Four-times world champion Amr Shabana of Egypt has retired from squash with immediate effect, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced.