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Nigeria Olympic Committee must ensure "true independence" from Government, insists official

By Nick Butler

The new Board of the Nigerian Olympic Committee has been tasked with ensuring full independence from Government ©FacebookFormer Nigerian Olympic Committee vice-president Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima has reiterated the importance of "true independence" following the re-election of Habu Gumel as President.

Table tennis star takes Disability Award at inaugural Pride of Sports Awards

By Paul Osborne

Will Bayley has won the Disability Sport award at the inaugural Pride of Sport Awards ©Getty ImagesTable tennis star Will Bayley has won the Disability Sport award at the inaugural Daily Mirror and Sport England Pride of Sport Awards.

Canon become Official Sponsor of England 2015 Rugby World Cup

By Nick Butler

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper (left) with Rokus van Iperen, President of Canon Europe, Middle East, Africa ©Eddie Keogh/Canon ExplorerImaging solutions giants Canon have become the latest official sponsor of the England 2015 Rugby World Cup, it has been announced. 

Echoing London 2012, Coe puts youth engagement at heart of his IAAF campaign

By David Owen at the British Olympic Association Headquarters in London

Sebastian Coe has released the manifesto for his IAAF Presidential election campaign ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe today put the focus of his campaign for the Presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) squarely in the same place as the London 2012 Olympic project that he spearheaded to such great effect: young people.

Olegario Vazquez Raña re-elected President of ISSF

By Paul Osborne

Olegario Vazquez Raña has been re-elected President of the ISSF ©ISSFOlegario Vazquez Raña has been re-elected President of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

WADA to investigate allegations of Russian systematic doping after German TV documentary

By Emily Goddard

The German documentary suggests athletes' doping has been covered up, including that of Mariya Savinova ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said it will fully investigate allegations of systematic doping in Russia following a German television documentary that claims to have uncovered "concrete evidence" of unlawful practices in the country.

WADA signs collaboration deal with Pfizer

By David Owen

The World Anti-Doping Agency and Pfizer have signed a collaboration agreement ©PfizerThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has added the United States group Pfizer to the list of pharmaceutical companies with which it maintains collaboration agreements.

Israel launch bid to host 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

By Duncan Mackay

Israel has launched a bid to host the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup ©IBAIsrael has launched a bid to host the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, it was announced today. 

Emirati elected new President of Asian Paralympic Committee

By Paul Osborne

The APC General Assembly saw a number of Executive Board elections take place ©APCMajed Rashed, vice-president of the United Arab Emirates National Paralympic Committee, has been elected the new President of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC).
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