By Michael Pavitt at the Alau Ice Palace in Astana
Officials accused of talking "jibber-jabber" and not caring about athletes as another sailor taken ill after Rio 2016 test event
Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sailing authorities have been accused of "not caring about athletes" by a prominent blogger as another sailor has complained of becoming ill after competing at last week's test event on the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay.
South Africa's Government has officially approved Durban's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, removing the final obstacle to the event being awarded to an African country for the first time in its history.
Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics has received another boost after the new Ad-Hoc Committee of the City Council voted to back the bid.
Race walking world champion to skip World Cup because of Russian doping scandals - as another fails test
Matej Toth, winner of the men’s 50 kilometres race walking world title here today in 3hours 40min 32sec, said afterwards he will not compete at next year’s World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary in Russia because of the doping scandal involving many Russian walkers coached by the now suspended Viktor Chegin.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke could launch an audacious bid to become the next President of world football’s governing body following reports he has sounded out the possibility among FIFA officials and at least one Confederation.
On a night when Ashton Eaton of the United States beat his own world decathlon record with a score of 9045 points, and Britain’s Mo Farah collected a seventh consecutive global title, Usain Bolt secured an 11th World Athletics Championships gold by anchoring Jamaica to victory in the men’s 4x100 metres relay.
Record-breaker Riner wins eighth world title as individual events end at 2015 World Judo Championships
France’s Teddy Riner became the first man to claim eight titles as he successfully defended his men’s over 100 kilograms crown here on the final day of individual events at the 2015 World Judo Championships.
Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands struck gold at the men’s EuroHockey Championships as they thrashed defending champions Germany 6-1 in a one-sided final here today.
Belgium's Jasper Stuyven broke clear before sprinting to victory on an incident-packed eighth stage of the Vuelta a España from Puebla de Don Fadrique to Murcia today as the race lived up to its billing of never failing to entertain.
Thai fighter delights home crowd with superb victory at ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships
Thailand’s Pachanya Longchin delighted the home crowd as he recorded a superb victory over Indian veteran Manish Kaushik in the lightweight division at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok.
Gabrielle Fa’Amausili stuns Australian rival with gold in record time at FINA World Junior Championships
New Zealand’s Gabrielle Fa’Amausili clocked a world junior record time to take gold in the women’s 50 metres backstroke on the fifth day of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Junior Championships in Singapore.
Kahraman Kurbetoglu’s first-half strike saw Turkey crowned International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Football European Championships as they beat Russia 1-0 in a closely-fought final in Hereford, England, today.
Defending silver medallists Turkey made a strong start to their European Wheelchair Basketball Championships campaign today, surviving a stern examination to overcome The Netherlands 52-46 on a busy day at the University of Worcester in Britain.
The upcoming International Masters Squash Open in Orlando, Florida, will be the latest tournament to utilise an all-glass squash court, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has announced.