By Michael Pavitt at the Alau Ice Palace in Astana
Japanese Government confirm new Tokyo Olympic Stadium plans - with January 2020 as target completion date
Seating will be reduced by 15 per cent and costs cut by around 40 per cent as part of updated plans for Tokyo 2020's Olympic Stadium approved by the Japanese Government today, and it's hoped the venue will be ready in January 2020.
World Rugby claim there are “several misperceptions” about the risks of playing the sport after a survey found that 59 per cent of parents believe it causes the most injuries.
A record 1,300 athletes from 77 countries will compete at the upcoming 2015 World Rowing Championships, the World Rowing Federation (FISA) has announced.
Britain's James Woods started the International Skiing Federation (FIS) Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle World Cup season in style with a superb victory at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 today, while Norway’s Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen won the corresponding women's event.
Four-times world champion Amr Shabana of Egypt has retired from squash with immediate effect, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced.
The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has announced it has begun an initiative to install a quality management system at its Sports Directorate.
Italy's veteran sports administrator Francesco Ricci Bitti has vowed to prioritise his commitments in the Olympic Movement after he ends his 16-year tenure as President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) next month.
Exclusive: World Skateboarding Federation President reveals talks with Los Angeles 2024 but admits still has lot to do for Tokyo 2020
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran admitted he has held talks with Los Angeles 2024 about them being on the Olympic programme if they are chosen to host the Games, but admitted there is a “long way to go” if the sport is to be included at Tokyo 2020.
September deadline for Japan 2019 to find replacement Rugby World Cup Stadium after Zaha Hadid design scrapped
A deadline of the end of next month has been imposed on organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan to find a replacement venue following the "disappointing decision" of the Government to remove the new National Stadium from the list of venues.
A Paralympic festival will be held alongside the iconic Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on September 7 to mark One Year To Go until the start of Rio 2016, it was announced today.
Usain Bolt hinted strongly tonight after completing his sprint double over Justin Gatlin here over 200m that he might finish his career at the Rio 2016 Olympics rather than at the following year’s IAAF World Championships in London as he has previously said.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has hailed international commitment to tackling sporting drugs problems after Djibouti became the fifth nation in the last three months to sign the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) International Convention against Doping in Sport.
For the second time in four days, Usain Bolt held off the challenge of Justin Gatlin of the United States here to complete his world 100/200 metre double in 19.55sec, the fastest 200m time run this year, and conclude a rare night of athletics that had already been punctuated with a historic triple jump of 18.21m by Christian Taylor, the second best ever achieved.
Tina Trstenjak lived up to her status as the top seed in the women’s under 63 kilogram event on the fourth day of the World Judo Championships here today, as she secured Slovenia’s first ever world title in the sport.