By Michael Pavitt at the Alau Ice Palace in Astana
Italy's veteran sports administrator Francesco Ricci Bitti has vowed to prioritise his commitments in the Olympic Movement after he ends his 16-year tenure as President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) next month.
Exclusive: WSF President reveals talks with Los Angeles 2024 while admitting skateboarding has a "long way to go" in its Tokyo 2020 preparations
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran says he has held talks with Los Angeles 2024 about the sport being part of the Olympic Games should the city be chosen to stage the event, while admitting there is a “long way to go” in skateboarding’s preparations for Tokyo 2020.
Tina Trstenjak lived up to her status as the top seed in the women’s under 63 kilogram event on the fourth day of the World Judo Championships here today, as she secured Slovenia’s first ever world title in the sport.
Usain Bolt hinted strongly tonight after completing his sprint double over Justin Gatlin here over 200m that he might finish his career at the Rio 2016 Olympics rather than at the following year’s IAAF World Championships in London as he has previously said.
September deadline for Japan 2019 to find replacement Rugby World Cup Stadium after Zaha Hadid design scrapped
A deadline of the end of next month has been imposed on organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan to find a replacement venue following the "disappointing decision" of the Government to remove the new National Stadium from the list of venues.
For the second time in four days, Usain Bolt held off the challenge of Justin Gatlin of the United States here to complete his world 100/200 metre double in 19.55sec, the fastest 200m time run this year, and conclude a rare night of athletics that had already been punctuated with a historic triple jump of 18.21m by Christian Taylor, the second best ever achieved.
Colombia’s Esteban Chaves regained the red jersey at the Vuelta a España by claiming his second stage victory of the race as he powered clear of the field to win the seventh stage from Córdoba to Sierra de Cazorla today.
Canada’s Taylor Ruck was the star performer on day three of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Junior Championships as she picked up two golds and a bronze at the event in Singapore.
Vietnam’s Ngoc Tan Huynh and Phu Cuong Tran won their respective men’s light flyweight and bantamweight bouts to mark a successful day for the nation at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok.
World champion Ma heads list of participants at ITTF Men's World Cup as countdown hits 50 days to go
Current world champion and world number one Ma Long of China will bid to banish the demons of his 2014 final defeat when the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup begins in 50 days time in Halmstad, Sweden.
The 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championship gets underway at the University of Worcester in England tomorrow, with 12 men’s teams and seven women’s teams set to battle it out for the right to be crowned continental champions as well as vital Rio 2016 berths.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has hailed international commitment to tackling sporting drugs problems after Djibouti became the fifth nation in the last three months to sign the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) International Convention against Doping in Sport.
Excitement has been expressed by the Turkmenistan National Olympic Committee (TNOC) as final preparations take place for next month's 34th General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Ashgabat.
Japanese companies JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd have been named official sponsors for the upcoming World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Under-18 World Cup in Osaka.