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International Equestrian Federation strips UAE of two endurance events to protect horse welfare

By Michael Pavitt

UAE have been stripped of two international endurance events ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Executive Board has stripped the United Arab Emirates of two endurance races scheduled to be held later this month in an emergency measure, they claim, designed to protect horse welfare.

New Arab Sports Council set to fight for right for Muslim women to use hijab

By Duncan Mackay

The Union of Arab National Olympic Committees have proposed setting up an Arab Sports Council ©UANOCAn Arab Sports Council is set to be established after the idea was given the green-light during a meeting of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (UANOC) Executive Office in Oman. 

Barra chosen as location for German House at Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

German House during Rio 2016 will be located at the Blue Barra Beach Point ©DOSBGerman House will be located at the "Blue Barra Beach Point" during next year's Olympics and Paralympics here, it has been revealed.

FIFA Presidential candidate Figo welcomes end of triple punishment ruling

By Daniel Etchells

Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's move to amend the triple punishment rule ©Getty ImagesFIFA Presidential candidate Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's (IFAB) move to amend the triple punishment rule.

Northug closes FIS Nordic Ski World Championships with fourth gold

By Emily Goddard

Petter Northug claimed his fourth gold medal of the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships ©Getty ImagesPetter Northug has brought the Nordic Ski World Championships to a dramatic close with his fourth gold medal of the flagship event in Falun.

Friedrich defends two-man bobsleigh world title in Winterberg

By Michael Pavitt

Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis defended their two-man bobsleigh world title ©FIBTGermany's Francesco Friedrich joined forces with Thorsten Margis to successfully defend his two-man bobsleigh title at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Championships in front of a home crowd in Winterberg.

US stars McKinnon and Bohonnon dominate to take home Aerials World Cup crystal globes

By Emily Goddard

Kiley McKinnon has won the the aerial overall crystal globe ©Getty ImagesThe United States rounded off a successful Aerials World Cup season as Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon walked away from Minsk today with the overall crystal globes.

Kingsbury in seventh heaven at Freestyle Skiing World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Mikaël Kingsbury's dual moguls win was his seventh straight Freestyle Skiing World Cup victory ©Getty Images
Canadian Mikaël Kingsbury came out on top in the men's dual moguls competition at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Tazawako to secure his seventh straight victory, and eclipse the mark of six consecutive wins he already co-held with the United States' Jeremy Bloom.

Hirscher destroys field for victory at Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

By Michael Pavitt

Marcel Hirscher dominated the giant slalom event in Germany ©Agence Zoom/Getty ImagesAustria's Marcel Hirscher dominated both runs of the men's giant slalom today to take victory in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, while Anna Fenninger took another gold for the country in the women's combined event in Bansko.
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