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Oswald stands for IOC Presidency

By Emily Goddard

Denis Oswald has today confirmed he will be running for Presidency of the International Olympic CommitteeMay 24 - Denis Oswald is running for Presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he confirmed today.

Gibraltar becomes UEFA member despite Spanish objections

By James Crook

GIBR0001May 24 - Gibraltar, which has an area of only 2.6 square miles, has become the 54th member of UEFA today, despite previous threats from European and world champions Spain that they would withdraw their teams from the organisation's competitions should the British colony be admitted.

Exclusive: Non-Olympic sports organisation is at a crossroads but we can succeed, says Presidential candidate Chiulli

By Emily Goddard

Raffaele Chiulli 240513May 24 - Raffaele Chiulli, who is running for Presidency of the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF), has claimed a renewed emphasis on transparency, fairness and loyalty is what is needed to take the organisation in the right direction.

Japanese judo rocked again by sexual harrassment scandal

By James Crook

149487805May 24 - The All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) is facing another scandal with director Jiro Fukuda admitting to sexually harassing an unnamed female judoka, just months after its funding was cut by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) when coaches were found to be physically abusing female judokas.

Former Giro d'Italia winner Di Luca facing lifetime ban after positive EPO test

By Emily Goddard

Danilo Di Luca 240513May 24 - Italian 2007 Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca could face a lifetime ban after testing positive for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) ahead of this year's race.

Canberra to host vital FIBA Oceania Championship matches

By Duncan Mackay

FIBA Oceania logoMay 24 - Canberra will host the decisive 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships between Australia and New Zealand this August - ahead of 17th FIBA Basketball World Cup to be held in Spain and Turkey next year, it has been announced.

New intake of Universiade ambassadors for Gwangju 2015

By James Crook

GwangjuunifriendsMay 24 - Gwangju 2015 have recruited their latest intake of honorary Universiade ambassadors, known as "Uni-friends", selecting around 1,250 university students from across South Korea to promote the Summer Universiade in two years time.

London 2012 Paralympic star Dias smashes world record ahead of World Championships

By James Crook

151108666May 24 - Ten-time Paralympic gold medallist Daniel Dias looked in perfect shape to defend his eight world titles this summer as he took nearly three seconds off the 100 metres butterfly S5 world record he set at London 2012 on the opening day of the German International in Berlin.

Oswald to "communicate decision" on whether he will stand for IOC President after St Petersburg

By Emily Goddard

Denis Oswald 220513May 24 - Denis Oswald will announce whether or not he will be running in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Presidential election following the conclusion of the SportAccord International Convention taking place in St Petersburg next week, the International Rowing Federation (FISA) leader has confirmed.
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