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Germany and Austria claim gold medals at NN Table Tennis Club 2015 ITTF-Europe Top 16 Cup

By Liam Morgan

Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat defending champion Marcos Freitas to seal his qualification spot for the 2015 ITTF Men's World Cup ©ITTFDimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany and Austria's Liu Jia claimed gold at the NN Table Tennis Club 2015 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)-Europe Top 16 Cup in Baku.

Fak claims second consecutive IBU Biathlon World Cup win as Domracheva returns to top

By Liam Morgan

Jakov Fak was victorious for the second event in a row as he claimed a dominant win in the men's 12.5km pursuit ©Getty ImagesSlovenia's Jakov Fak claimed his second successive International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup victory as he dominated the men's 12.5 kilometres pursuit event in Nové Město, Czech Republic.

Mario Vázquez Raña dies aged 82

By David Owen

Mario Vázquez Raña has died at the age of 82 ©Getty ImagesMario Vázquez Raña, one of the most powerful actors in the Olympic Movement in the latter part of the 20th century, has died at the age of 82.

Dennis claims cycling world hour record as he hits the mark in Grenchen

By Mike Rowbottom

Rohan Dennis, triumphant at Switzerland's Grenchen velodrome after breaking the world hour record ©AFP/Getty ImagesCycling's world hour record was beaten for the third time in just under five months today as Australian Rohan Dennis raised the mark to 52.491 kilometres on the track at Grenchen in Switzerland which stands just across the road from his pro racing team, BMC.

Bolt looks forward to sport's rising stars competing at Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

By Liam Morgan

Usain Bolt will bid to etch his name further into the history books by defending his Olympic titles in Rio next year ©Getty ImagesSix-time Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt has said he is looking forward to seeing some of sport's rising stars compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio next year.

Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid edges a step closer

By David Owen

Paris is edging closer to launching a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesParis will this week edge closer to launching a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the delivery of a feasibility study expected to be favourable to the idea to French political leaders.

Academy conference early bird discount offer to close at end of February

By Liam Morgan

The Academy's discount early-bird offer closes at the end of February ©Getty ImagesThe Academy has announced its discounted early bird ticket offer for the two-day conference in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne will close at the end of this month.

Turkish Olympic and Paralympic Committees sign historic agreement amid ongoing Istanbul 2024 bid deliberations

By Daniel Etchells

Yavuz Kocaömer (left), President of the Turkish National Paralympic Committee, and Uğur Erdener (right), President of the Turkish Olympic Committee, at the signing of the historic agreement ©EOCThe Presidents of the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) and the National Paralympic Committee of Turkey (TNPC), Uğur Erdener and Yavuz Kocaömer, have signed an historic agreement to share knowledge and best practice as Istanbul continues to contemplate whether to launch another bid for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.

Hirscher storms back in slalom to seal combined title at Alpine World Ski Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Marcel Hirscher celebrates winning the men's combined world title ©Agence Zoom/Getty ImagesAustria's Marcel Hirscher struck gold at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Ski Championships in the men's combined event after a stunning slalom in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
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