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UK Anti-Doping appoints Sapstead as interim chief executive to replace Parkinson

By Duncan Mackay

Nicole Sapstead has been appointed interim chief executive of UK Anti-Doping ©UKADUK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has appointed its director of operations Nicole Sapstead interim chief executive following the resignation of Andy Parkinson. 

World Rugby gives Cyprus warm welcome but Armenia and Greece the cold shoulder

By Duncan Mackay

Cyprus has been granted associate membership of World Rugby ©CRFCyprus were today voted in as an associate member of World Rugby but Greece were suspended and Armenia excluded.

Thai skateboarder wows crowd to win "Best Trick" event at Phuket 2014

By Nick Butler at the Saphan Hin Sports Centre in Phuket

Skateboarders perform in from of an enthusiastic crowd in the "Stunt Park" competition ©ITGHong Kong and Thailand each won gold medals on the final day of skateboarding action here at the Asian Beach Games in a sport currently enjoying a phenomenal rise on the continent.

Gerbi takes top honours on day two of Qingdao Judo Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne 

Yarden Gerbi secured gold on the second day of the IJF Judo Grand Prix in Qingdao ©IJFWorld number two and reigning world silver medallist Yarden Gerbi has proved once again why she is one of the world's top competitors as she stormed to gold at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Judo Grand Prix in Qingdao, China.

Russia continues domination at Women's World Boxing Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sofya Ochigava is gearing up to face London 2012 Olympic champion Katie Taylor in the Women's World Boxing Championships quarterfinals ©Getty ImagesRussia will have 10 boxers fighting in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Boxing Championships after the nation continued its domination at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju City.

World Taekwondo Federation launches new player profile system

By Paul Osborne

The WTF have launched a new WTF Profile system ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has launched a new player profile scheme enabling national federations, athletes, media and fans to access detailed information on an individual's world and Olympic ranking points, it was announced today.

Baku 2015 launches commemorative postage stamps for European Games

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

A set of of six commemorative postage stamps has been launched by Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015A first edition of six commemorative postage stamps marking the inaugural European Games, due to take place here next year, were launched today. 

Australian Paralympic champion attempting 24-hour tennis marathon for charity

By Nick Butler

Wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott is attempting to play for 24 hours straight for charity ©Getty ImagesAustralian wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott is seeking to play for a world record 24 consecutive hours in a bid to raise money for two charities that helped him as a child.

Brazil edges closer to successful title defence at IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Emily Goddard

Spain and South Korea drew 0-0 in dismal weather conditions at the IBSA Blind Football World Championship ©IBSA/FacebookReigning champions Brazil edged closer to successfully defending their title at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship with a victory over China in Tokyo.
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