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Taekwondo player voted head of Athletes' Commission in Swaziland

By Nick Butler

Mbongeni Nsibandze was chosen at elections held at the Olympic Africa Centre in Swaziland ©SOCGATaekwondo player Mbongeni Nsibandze has been elected interim chairman of the Swaziland Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (SOCGA) Athletes' Commission.

Hickey confident Armenia will compete at Baku 2015 despite escalating tensions

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

European Olympic Committees President Patrick Hickey is confident Armenia will take place in Baku 2015 ©ITGArmenia will participate in in the inaugural European Games next year, it was claimed here today by Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC).

Turkey and Belarus awarded 2019 Winter and Summer European Youth Olympic Festivals

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

Ezurum in Turkey will host the 2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival ©TOCErzurum in Turkey and Minsk in Belarus will host the 2019 Winter and Summer editions of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), it was announced here today.

Canada names assistant Chef de Missions for Toronto 2015

By Paul Osborne

Waneek Horn-Miller and Josée GrandMaître have been named assistant Chef de Missions for Team Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games ©COCFormer Olympic water polo captain Waneek Horn-Miller and Pan American racquetball star Josée Grand'Maître have been named assistant Chef de Missions for Team Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

Rutherford says he would back athlete boycott of Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Greg Rutherford said he'd "wholeheartedly support" any athlete who feels strong enough not to be involved in the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has said he would support any athlete who chooses to boycott the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Doha.

Bodybuilding praised as Asian Beach Games reports no positive drugs tests

By Nick Butler at the Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa Karon

Bodybuilding, a sport traditionally riddled with doping, has been singled out for praise at the Asian Beach Games so far ©Getty ImagesThere have been no positive doping cases recorded at the Asian Beach Games so far, it was revealed here today, with bodybuilding singled out for particular praise following the special measures taken beforehand.

Kazakh water polo win proves rare exception from more Thai dominance at Phuket 2014

By Nick Butler on Karon Beach in Phuket

Kazakhstan battled to round-robin gold in water polo ©Getty ImagesKazakhstan took the men's water polo crown here on yet another day at the Asian Beach Games in which the host nation were utterly and ruthlessly dominant.

UAE announces candidate for Asian Paralympic Committee Presidency

By Daniel Etchells

The UAE NPC has announced that Majid Al Osaimi will run for AFC Presidency ©IPCUnited Arab Emirates Disabled Sports Federation vice-president Majid Al Osaimi will run for President of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC), the UAE National Paralympic Committee has announced.

Remaining tickets to be sold for Rugby World Cup 2015

By Paul Osborne

Tickets are back on sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RWCThe remaining tickets from the September general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 will go back on sale next week, it has been announced.
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