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Poland announces host cities for 2016 European Handball Championships

By Paul Osborne

The Polish Handball Federation has revealed the host cities for the 2016 European Handball Championships AFP/Getty ImagesApril 11 - The Polish Handball Federation has revealed the four host cities for the 2016 European Handball Federation (EHF) Men's European Championships.

Russian Nordic skiers lead nominees for Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 11 – Elena Remizova is one of two Russian Nordic skiers nominated for Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Russian Nordic skiers Elena Remizova and Alena Kaufman are among five nominees for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 award, after claiming seven medals between them for the host nation last month.

Judges reprimanded for "erroneous judging" at Gymnastics World Championships

By Emily Goddard

The FIG has reprimanded a number of officials for “erroneous judging” at Gymnastics World Championships ©FIGApril 11 - A number of officials have been reprimanded for erroneous judging or favouring certain gymnasts or countries at last year's World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships and World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, it was revealed today. 

SportAccord Convention has boosted experience of hosting major events, claim Turkish officials

By Nick Butler

The success of the event for Turkey was something highlighted by TOC secretary general Neşe Gündoğan ©Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesApril 11 - The SportAccord International Convention in the Mediterranean resort of Belek in Antalya has been hailed by the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (NOCOT) as another success in the country's growing portfolio of hosting major events.

Watson birdie spree puts him in pole position going into weekend at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Bubba Watson sank five consecutive birdies on day two at Augusta to lead the US Masters going into the weekend ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson holds a three-shot lead at the halfway point of this year's US Masters after a blistering run of five straight birdies on the back nine saw the 2012 champion post a round of 68 and put himself in pole position to claim a second title at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Maurice Greene takes charge of Nigerian sprint relay teams for World Relays and Glasgow 2014

By Mike Rowbottom

Maurice Greene says helping Nigeria's sprint relay teams is his way of giving back to Africa ©Getty ImagesApril 11 - Nigeria has put the United States' former world and Olympic 100 metres champion Maurice Greene in charge of its sprint relay team for this summer's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Britain dominate kilo time trials with two golds and two world records at Para-cycling World Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Neil Fachie and pilot Pete Mitchell became the first riders in history to break the one minute barrier in the 1km pursuit ©Getty Images British competitors had a golden day at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico as the men's and women's kilo time-trial teams secured gold medals, with both setting world records in the process.

Rahman brings Powerlifting World Championships to spectacular close with victory over team-mate Pourmirzaei

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Siamand Rahman became the world's strongest Paralympian on his way to World Championship gold in Dubai ©Getty Images A much anticipated clash between Iranians Siamand Rahman and Mansour Pourmirzaei at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Powerlifting Championships went the way of Rahman as he broke the world record three times on his way to gold.

Hosts Scotland confirm places in water polo bronze medal matches

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - The line-ups for the medal matches at this year's Commonwealth Water Polo Championships have been decided ©Scottish SwimmingThe line-ups for the medal matches at this year's Commonwealth Water Polo Championships were confirmed today, as Scotland's men and women sealed their spots with victories over Singapore and Wales.
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