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Olympic Council of Asia must continue to evolve, warns Sheikh Ahmad in New Year's message

By Daniel Etchells

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the OCA, has delivered his New Year message ©Getty ImagesThe Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) must guard against complacency in 2015 and "keep moving forward in developing and promoting the Olympic Movement" in the continent and beyond, warned President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah in his New Year's message.

ZEN-NOH named title sponsor of World Women's Curling Championship 2015

By Paul Osborne

ZEN-NOH has been named as the title sponsor of the World Women's Curling Championship 2015 ©WCFZEN-NOH, the federation of agriculture cooperatives in Japan, has been named title sponsor of this year's World Women's Curling Championship in Sapporo.

Parapan Games in Toronto set to be highlight of 2015, predicts Sir Philip

By Duncan Mackay

Sir Philip Craven has predicted 2015 is set to be "possibly the busiest year yet" for the Paralympic Movement ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has claimed 2015 will be "possibly the busiest year yet" and picked out the Parapan Games in Toronto as the highlight. 

International Blind Sports Federation launch new athlete registration system

By Duncan Mackay

Agreement for the new athlete registration system was signed between the IBSA and IPC in Bonn last year ©IBSAA new athlete registration system was launched today by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

European Taekwondo Union opens first regional office in Trelleborg

By Daniel Etchells

Chakir Chelbat (right) has been appointed director of the European Taekwondo Union's first regional office in Trelleborg, Sweden ©ETUThe European Taekwondo Union (ETU) has opened its first regional office in Trelleborg, Sweden.

Medway Park to host European qualifiers for 2015 IHF Men's Under-21 World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Handball caught the imagination of the public during the London 2012 Olympic Games and it is hoped the European qualifiers will do the same ©Getty ImagesThe European qualifiers for the 2015 International Handball Federation (IHF) Men's Under-21 World Championships will be hosted by Medway Park in the English town of Gillingham, it has been announced.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists awarded MBEs in Queen's New Year's Honours list

By Daniel Etchells

Judoka Euan Burton rounded off his career with a gold medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesGlasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Euan Burton and Paddy Barnes, have been made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the Queen's New Year's Honours list for services to judo and boxing respectively.

Russian biathletes facing extended bans after samples re-analysed

By Paul Osborne

Irina Starykh could face an extended suspension after the IBU re-analysed previously stored samples ©Getty ImagesRussian biathletes Ekaterina Iourieva and Irina Starykh could face extended suspensions after the International Biathlon Union (IBU) re-analysed samples that showed atypical results in previous seasons.

European Boxing Confederation President appointed WSB Commission chairman

By Daniel Etchells

Franco Falcinelli has been appointed chairman of the World Series of Boxing Commission ©Getty ImagesFranco Falcinelli, President of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC), has been appointed chairman of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Commission for the next quadrennial, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has announced.
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