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Sir Ben Ainslie auctions Olympic sails for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

By Emily Goddard

Three of Sir Ben Ainslie's gold medal winning Finn sails are up for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation ©Getty ImagesSir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, has donated three of his gold medal winning Finn sails for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Slovak Olympic Committee launches online initiative at Olympic Academies seminar

By Gary Anderson

The Slovak Olympic Committee has launched its "I Love Sport" online campaign ©Slovak Olympic CommitteeThe Slovak Olympic Committee has hosted a seminar for National Olympic Academies (NOAs) at which it launched a new online initiative called "I Love Sport".

First Australian Para-sport Draft day in Melbourne uncovers four possible Paralympians

By Gary Anderson

Potential Paralympians have been uncovered in Melbourne on the first testing day of the APC's Para-sport Draft campaign ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has identified four possible Paralympians following the first day of its Para-sport Draft campaign in Melbourne.

Paralympics New Zealand in search of classification manager

By Paul Osborne

Paralympics New Zealand is currently recruiting a new classification manager ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) is on the search for a new classification manager to help lead the organisation's classification strategy.

World Squash Federation confirms new appointment to Board at Annual General Meeting

By Gary Anderson

Linda MacPhail joins (from left to right) Mohamed El-Menshawy, N Ramachandran and Hugo Hannes on the WSF Board ©WSFCanadian Linda MacPhail has been newly elected to the Board of the World Squash Federation (WSF) at the governing body's Annual General Meeting in Philadelphia.

Great Britain's Trott defends women's omnium title at UEC Elite Track European Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Laura Trott successfully retained her European crown in the women's omnium ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Laura Trott retained her women's omnium title on the final day of the European Cycling Union Elite Track European Championships in Guadeloupe.

World Flying Disc Federation adds two new national members

By Daniel Etchells

The World Flying Disc Federation now has 62 members ©WFDFThe World Flying Disc Federation's (WFDF) Congress has approved the United Arabian Ultimate (UAU) and the Féderation Congolaise de Disque Volant (FCDV) as national members.

Exclusive: IOC to contact Tarpischev after Williams condemns his comments as "sexist" and "racist"

By Duncan Mackay

Serena Williams has claimed Shamil Tarpischev is "sexist" and "racist" following comments she made about him ©Getty ImagesShamil Tarpischev is to be asked by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for his position after Serena Williams today accused him of being "sexist" and "racist" following remarks he made about her and sister Venus.

European Games could fill vital need as Olympics go to other continents, says Baku 2015 sports director

By Mike Rowbottom in Baku

Preparations for Baku 2015 are continuing well with the successful mountain bike test event ©Baku 2015The European Games, the inaugural hosting of which is due to take place here between June 12 and 28 next year, could find future hosts from cities which have been unsuccessful in bidding for the Olympics, according to Pierce O'Callaghan, the Baku 2015 director of sport.
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