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Russia unbeaten on path to Pajulahti Games sitting volleyball gold

By Michael Pavitt

The Netherlands took the bronze in Finland ©WikipediaRussia's female sitting volleyball team claimed gold at the Pajulahti Games, remaining unbeaten throughout the entire competition held in Nastola, Finland.

Tunisia held to draw by resilient Cape Verde in Africa Cup of Nations

By Liam Morgan

Tunisia midfielder Mohammed Ali Moncer put his side ahead but Cape Verde levlled shortly after ©Getty ImagesTunisia stretched their unbeaten run in Africa Cup of Nations openers to eight matches as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cape Verde at the Estadio de Ebebiyin in Ebebiyin.

Sliding sports sweep United States Olympic Committee's December awards

By Liam Morgan

The United States Olympic Committee have announced their December award winnersBobsledder Elana Meyers-Taylor and luger Tucker West have claimed the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) Athlete of the Month award for December, with the US Women's Bobsled World Cup Team taking the Team of the Month prize.

WADA Commission to complete investigation of athletics doping allegations by end of year

By David Owen

Liliya Shobukhova is among the athletes implicated by the German documentary ©Getty ImagesThe three-man Commission set up to investigate last month's German television allegations that have shaken the Olympic bedrock sport of athletics is aiming to complete its work by the end of this year.

Cruise ship Norwegian Getaway to boost Rio 2016 hotel capacity

By David Owen

The 145,000 tonne Norwegian Getaway is set to be docked in Rio de Janeiro during next year's Olympic Games, supplementing the city's hotel capacity ©Getty ImagesOne of the world's 10 biggest cruise ships - the 145,000 tonne Norwegian Getaway - is set to be docked in Rio de Janeiro during next year's Olympic Games, supplementing the city's hotel capacity.

I can't describe the disappointment, humiliation and pain, says Kostner after receiving ban in doping case

By Michael Pavitt

Carolina Kostner is set to serve a 16-month ban which would see her able to compete at Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty ImagesCarolina Kostner, the Sochi 2014 figure skating bronze medallist, has spoken of her disappointment after being given a 16-month ban from sport having been found to have assisted her former boyfriend, Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer, cover up his doping.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins Freestyle Skiing World Championship moguls gold

By Liam Morgan

Dufour-Lapointe took victory with a total of 87.25 points in the final ©Getty ImagesCanadian Olympic champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe added the world moguls title to her growing medal collection with victory at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria today.

Vonn equals women's all-time World Cup wins record with victory in Italy

By Paul Osborne

Lindsey Vonn has equalled the women's record for the most World Cup wins with victory in Italy ©Getty ImagesLindsey Vonn has secured victory in the downhill event of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy to equal the women's record for the most World Cup wins.

Wild card entrants Germany head World Handball Championship qualifying group after win over Russia

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany on the attack against Russia in today's 27-26 win at the Qatar 2015 World Handball Championships ©Qatar2015Germany, who only reached the 2015 World Handball Championship in Qatar through a late wild card entry, now stand as clear leaders of their qualifying Group D after a tense 27-26 win over Russia today.
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