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Olympic 1500m champion faces being stripped of gold medal after IAAF launch investigation

By Duncan Mackay

Asli Cakir Alptekin with Olympic gold medalMay 3 - Turkey's Asli Çakır Alptekin faces being stripped of the Olympic gold medal she won in the 1500 metres at London 2012 after it was confirmed that she is being investigated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for doping.

Exclusive: Rowing set for 2015 European Games after pressure on Oswald

By Duncan Mackay

Denis Oswald head and shouldersMay 3 - Rowing is set to be included in the inaugural European Games at Baku in 2015 despite Denis Oswald, President of the sport's governing body, FISA, having originally been opposed to the event.

Pyeongchang 2018 launches new Olympic emblem

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 logoMay 3 - Pyeongchang 2018 today unveiled its emblem for the Winter Olympics.

ATP chief Brad Drewett dies aged 54

By James Crook

bradrewettMay 3 - Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) executive chairman and President Brad Drewett died today at his home in Sydney at the age of 54.

IPC President urges Montreal to take momentum from London 2012 to World Championships

By James Crook

151326682May 3 - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has called on the Canadian city of Montreal to capitalise on the success of the Games in London last year when it holds the IPC Swimming World Championships in 100 days time.

Youth Olympic champion named on Australian athletics squad heading to Kazan 2013 Universiade

By James Crook

103527018May 3 - Summer Youth Olympic champion Nicholas Hough has been named among the 28-strong squad of athletes confirmed by Athletics Australia to compete at the Kazan 2013 Universiade in July.

Buenos Aires Senator Fernández named new Argentinean Hockey President

By Emily Goddard

Sandra Isola with new Argentina Hockey President Anibal FernandezMay 3 - Buenos Aires Federal Senator Aníbal Fernández has been unanimously voted as the new President of the Argentinean Hockey Confederation after his predecessor Daniel Marcellini presented his irrefutable resignation before walking out at the national governing body's General Assembly.

British Paralympic dressage rider Pitt dies at age of 34

By Emily Goddard

Jo Pitt 030513May 3 - British dressage rider Jo Pitt, who represented Britain at the Athens 2004 Paralympics, has died at the age of 34, the British Equestrian Federation and British Dressage confirmed today.

Ticketmaster appointed to sell tickets for Glasgow 2014 despite London 2012 controversy

By Duncan Mackay

TicketmasterMay 3 - Ticketmaster, criticised during London 2012 after problems with their website, have been appointed to help sell a million tickets for next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it was announced today.
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