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Qatar 2022 World Cup set to avoid Winter Olympics clash by taking place in November and December

By Liam Morgan

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has set the wheels in motion for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to take place in November and December ©Getty ImagesThe 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar looks set to avoid a clash with the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games that year after Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa claimed the best months for the tournament to take part are November and December.

Tokyo 2020 raises a glass after securing Asahi Brewers as second domestic sponsor

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 today unveiled Asahi Brewers as its second Gold Partner ©Tokyo 2020Asahi Brewers were today unveiled by Tokyo 2020 as its second top-tier domestic sponsor, only a day after the Gold Partner programme had been officially launched with the announcement of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation.

Seoul to host 2017 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport

By Michael Pavitt

The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport will be held in Asia for the first time ©AFP/Getty ImagesSeoul will host the fifth edition of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, in June 2017, it has been announced.

Armstrong slams Cookson for failing to deliver on campaign promises

By Liam Morgan

Brian Cookson's leadership of the UCI has been criticised by Lance Armstrong in a recent interview with the BBC ©Getty ImagesLance Armstrong has slammed International Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson for failing to deliver on his campaign promises, and added he thinks controversial team Astana should have had their World Tour licence revoked.

Poland to host 2017 European Under-21 Championship, announces UEFA Executive Committee

By Daniel Etchells

UEFA has named the hosts for 11 of its upcoming competitions ©UEFAPoland has been named as hosts of the 2017 European Under-21 Championships, it has been announced by UEFA at its Executive Committee meeting in Nyon. 

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies named "most inspirational moments"

By Michael Pavitt

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies were found to be the most inspirational moments of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesA survey has revealed that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies were found to be the most inspirational moments of the Games.

Khoroshilov ends Russia's 34-year wait for Alpine skiing World Cup win

By Michael Pavitt

Alexander Khoroshilov made Russian skiing history in front of a packed crowd in Austria ©Getty ImagesThe final International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup before the 2015 World Championships in Schladming saw Alexander Khoroshilov create history, as he became the first Russian to win a men's event for 34 years.

Russia make mark at European Youth Olympic Festival with two gold medals

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Russia's Sergei Demichev celebrates his gold medal in the boys' biathlon 7.5 kilometres sprint ©EYOF 2015 Russia claimed two gold medals on day two of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein as Sofia Tikhonova came out on top in the girls' HS 66 ski jumping event and Sergei Demichev won the boys' biathlon 7.5 kilometres sprint.

Hosts Australia seal place in Asian Cup final with dominant win over United Arab Emirates

By Liam Morgan

Trent Salisbury got the hosts off to the best possible start with the opening goal inside the first three minutes in the win over UAE ©Getty ImagesHost nation Australia kept their dream of winning their first Asian Cup title alive as they beat United Arab Emirates 2-0 at the Newcastle Stadium to book their place in the final against South Korea.
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