The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games officially began here this evening with an entertaining Opening Ceremony which dazzled those in attendance despite a brief technical glitch which caused a minor delay midway through the event.
Brazil's preparations for the canoeing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been clouded by four of their leading paddlers, including two world champions, boycotting the ongoing test event at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas due to a dispute with the national governing body.
Olympic gold medallist Bent Ånund Ramsfjell of Norway has been re-elected as the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) vice-president for Europe at the governing body’s annual General Assembly in Belgrade.
St Lucia's withdrawal from hosting 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games "big disappointment", CGF President Martin claims
St Lucia’s withdrawal from hosting the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games was a “big disappointment”, newly-elected Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin said today, while claiming a successful event here will encourage more countries to enter the race to replace the Caribbean nation.
The Samoan Government has announced a commemorative coin to celebrate the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, which get underway with the Opening Ceremony here today, has been released.
International Judo Federation (IJF) head sport director Vladimir Barta believes the 2015 World Judo Championships has shown the increasing standard of competition.
The home crowd at Lake Aiguebelette came alive today as France’s Jeremie Azou and Stany Delayre earned the second gold of this year’s World Rowing Championships for the host nation.
Britain's canoeing team are aiming to make history and win the first ever Paralympic gold in the sport when the discipline makes its debut at next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Tashkent and Jakarta, the respective capitals of Uzbekistan and Indonesia, will play host to two Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Olympic Solidarity Regional Forums later this year, where preparations for next year's Games in Rio de Janeiro will be among items on the agenda.
Japan thumped hosts China 85-50 to successfully defend their International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Women's Championship title in Wuhan today, booking automatic Rio 2016 Olympic qualification in the process.
Student athletes competing in the Fortaleza 2015 Youth School Games are receiving support from several Brazilian Olympians, who have been signed up as part of the event's ambassadors programme.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that an emergency fund of $2 million (£1.3 million/€1.8 million) will be made available to National Olympic Committees to fund programmes aimed at helping refugees.
Gunmen wearing military uniforms have kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens working on the construction of a football stadium in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Teams are continuing to arrive here in the Samoan capital ahead of the 5th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games, which begin with the Opening Ceremony tomorrow and run through to September 11.
European-only races at elite one-day meetings, to help the development of middle and long distance runners, are now being actively promoted internationally by the new European Athletics President, Svein Arne Hansen, who has used Mo Farah as an example of how to improve by racing at the right level.