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Double Dutch delight as Bouwmeester and Heiner take gold at Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Marit Bouwmeester of The Netherlands sealed World Championship gold in the Laser Radial class in Santander ©Getty ImagesThe Netherlands are flying high in Santander as Marit Bouwmeester and Nicholas Heiner claimed the first gold medals of the Sailing World Championships after being crowned world champions in the Laser Radial and Laser classes.

China's Pei Ruijiao wins junior women's title at Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Pei Ruijiao of China shot her way to a junior world title in Granada ©ISSFChina's Pei Ruijiao proved the sharpest on show as she claimed the junior women's 50 metre three positions crown at the Shooting World Championships in Granada.

Favourites progress on opening day of Canoe Slalom World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Alexander Slafkovsky was the fastest in the mens C1 ©Getty ImagesThere were very few surprises on the opening day of the Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, as the competition's big hitters safely secured progression from the qualification heats.

Glasgow 2014 volunteers donating life-size Clyde statue to children's hospital

By Zjan Shirinian

A life-size statue of Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde is being donated to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children ©Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty ImagesA life-size statue of Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde is being donated to a children's hospital.

North Korea given "Gangnam Style" welcome to Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

The North Korean Flag is raised in the Athletes' Village at Incheon 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesNorth Korea's Flag has been raised at the Athletes' Village here today on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games, with DJ Psy's iconic K-Pop song Gangnam Style played as the delegation was welcomed. 

Doha and Dubai both ready to host future Olympics, claims Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Media Village in Incheon

Qatari capital Doha, as well as Dubai, would be capable of hosting a future Olympic Games, Sheikh Ahmad has claimed ©Getty ImagesBoth Doha and Dubai are "ready" to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has claimed, although he admits a potential bid would face criticism from other parts of the world.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to allow women members in historic ballot

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews have voted to allow women to become members ©Getty ImagesThe Royal and Ancient Golf Club has broken with over two-and-a-half centuries of tradition by allowing women to become members for the first time.

Murray reveals he's a "Yes" man for Scottish Independence

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Murray has confirmed his allegiance to the "Yes" campaign in the Scottish independence vote ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist and former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has shown his support for Scottish independence after posting a tweet condemning the negativity of the "No" campaign.

Hosts Poland and France complete semi-final line-up at Volleyball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Poland celebrates after coming through a five-set thriller with Russia in Łódź ©Getty ImagesHosts Poland created history by becoming the first side ever to win four consecutive five-set matches at the Volleyball World Championships with their victory over Olympic champions Russia to ensure progress to the semi-finals where they will be joined by France, who also came through a five-setter against Iran.
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