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Judo Canada seeking volunteers for two key positions

By Gary Anderson

Judo Canada is seeking applications for two key volunteering positions within the organisation ©Judo CanadaJudo Canada is seeking applications for the positions of chairman of the Referee Committee and chairman of the Awards Committee.

Guayaquil hosts second site visit ahead of 2015 Inas Global Games

By Gary Anderson

The Inas Global Games will see more than 1,000 athletes heading to Guayaquil next year ©InasA delegation from the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Inas) has conducted a second site visit to Guayaquil in Ecuador ahead of the Inas Global Games next year.

"We must do more to bring women into sports leadership," says Bach

By Nick Butler

Thomas Bach insisted the IOC are still working to create more opportunities for women in sport ©TwitterMore must be done to bring women into sporting leadership roles, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has insisted when speaking at the 6th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki today.

Disrupted start to World Cup as Rio airport workers strike on opening day

By Zjan Shirinian

Strikes at two aiports in Rio de Janeiro on the day the World Cup begins will be unwelcome for organisers, with heavy disruption likely ©Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWorkers at two airports in Rio de Janeiro have downed tools in a 24-hour strike over pay on the day the World Cup kicks off.

"Saddest day" for Fiji after sprinter selected for Glasgow 2014 killed in drive-by shooting

By Nick Butler

Roy Ravana was shot dead in a drive by shooting in Sacramento ©TwitterShock has been expressed throughout Fiji after the death of 21-year-old sprinter Roy Ravana Jr in a drive-by shooting in Sacramento.

Lausanne gets full political backing for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid

By Paul Osborne

Lausanne has received the full backing of the Grand Council of Vaud in its bid for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesAs cities, nations and Governments continue to reject proposals to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, politicians in Switzerland have bucked the trend, giving their full backing to a bid for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne.

BP to sponsor Baku 2015 European Games

By Duncan Mackay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku

Baku 2015 have signed up BP as an official sponsor of the first ever European Games ©Baku 2015BP were today announced by Baku 2015 as an official partner of next year's inaugural European Games.

Bach hails "impressive measures" taken by UCI to combat doping under new President Cookson

By Nick Butler

Brian Cookson told Thomas Bach measures the UCI are doing to combat any lingering doping culture in the sport ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has welcomed the "impressive measures" being taken by the new International Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson to combat any lingering doping problems in the sport.

Hopes of a nation on Brazil as they kick off FIFA World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

Brazil are favourite to win their sixth World Cup ahead of the tournament kicking off today ©AFP/Getty ImagesHosts Brazil will begin their quest for a sixth FIFA World Cup today when they kick off the 20th staging of the tournament against Croatia.
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