By Paul OsborneAs 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.
By Duncan Mackay at the Four Seasons Hotel in BakuBP were today announced by Baku 2015 as an official partner of next year's inaugural European Games.
By Nick ButlerInternational 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.
By Zjan ShirinianHosts Brazil will begin their quest for a sixth FIFA World Cup today when they kick off the 20th staging of the tournament against Croatia.
By Nick ButlerOne of only 36 gold medals awarded for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Olympics has sold at auction in London for £30,000 ($50,000/€37,000).
By Nick ButlerNordic skiers and triathletes, as well as leading performers from across the Para-athletics spectrum, are among leading entries for the US Paralympics Track and Field National Championships on San Francisco Bay later this month, it has been revealed.
By Paul OsborneParalympics New Zealand has today announced the appointment of Roly Crichton as a full-time performance coach for the country's Para-swimming programme.
By Duncan Mackay at Baku Boulevard in BakuA spectacular firework display here tonight marked One Year To Go until the start of the inaugural European Games, the biggest event ever to be held in Azerbaijan.
By Emily GoddardThe International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has unveiled a series of unique new designs for the custom-made courts and backstop units that will be played on during this year's Basketball World Cup in Spain.
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