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Six-time Sochi 2014 gold medallist Petushkov wins Samaranch Award

By Zjan Shirinian

Roman Petushkov won six gold medals in front of his home crowd in March ©Getty ImagesSix-time Sochi 2014 gold medallist Roman Petushkov has been awarded the Juan Antonio Samaranch International Olympic Committee Disabled Athlete Award.

Fiji needs $2 million to send team to 2015 Pacific Games, says Chef De Mission

By Emily Goddard

Fiji has set a budget of more than $2 million to send a team to the 2015 Pacific Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesFiji has set a budget of more than $2 million (£1.2 million/€1.5 million) to send a team to next year's Pacific Games in Port Moresby.

Former Czech world champion canoeists helping design Rio 2016 white water slalom course

By Gary Anderson

Designers at the Czech Technical University in Prague are working on the white water canoe slalom course for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ©Czech Olympic CommitteeFather and son Jaroslav Pollert and Jaroslav Pollert Jr are helping designers at the Czech Technical University laboratory in Prague design the white water slalom canoe course that will be used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Russian two-time world champion swimmer suspended after positive drugs test

By Duncan Mackay

Russia's two-time world open water champion Vladimir Dyatchin has been suspended following a positive drugs test ©Getty ImagesRussia's anti-doping agency RUSADA has announced that Vladimir Dyatchin, the two-time world open water champion, has been provisionally suspended for failing a drug test.

Double for St Petersburg as host cities announced for major AIBA events up to 2016

By Gary Anderson

Russian city St Petersburg will host two major AIBA World Championships in 2015 and 2016 ©AIBARussian city St Petersburg is set to stage the 2015 Junior World Boxing Championships and the 2016 Youth World Boxing Championships as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced the host venues for a number of upcoming Championships as well as Olympic qualifying events.

Hardwood Ski and Bike named mountain bike venue for Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

By Gary Anderson

Hardwood Ski and Bike will host the mountain bike events at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Hardwood Ski and Bike resort in Ontario has been named as the venue for mountain bike racing during next year's Pan American Games in Toronto.

Celebrations as construction of Pyeongchang 2018 ice venues begins

By Zjan Shirinian

A fireworks display concluded the ground-breaking ceremony ©Pyeongchang 2018Almost 1,000 people have gathered to celebrate construction starting on the ice venues that will host competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

USOC signs deal for Olympic Museum to be built in Colorado

By Zjan Shirinian

The museum will celebrate the United States' long association with the Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesThe United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has signed a 30-year deal which will pave the way for a "world-class" museum to be built in Colorado.

Mexico City on target after being awarded 2017 World Archery Championships

By Gary Anderson

Mexico City is celebrating after being awarded the 2015 World Cup Final and the 2017 World Championships ©Moveo LabsWorld Archery today announced it has awarded the 2015 World Cup final and the 2017 World Championships to Mexico City.
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