By Duncan Mackay, Nick Butler and David Owen in Kuala Lumpur
South Sudan has been rubber-stamped as the 206th member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here today, with plans already in place to send a four-strong team to Rio 2016.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie is "very disturbed" by the latest widespread athletics doping allegations which have emerged, vowing to immediately hand them over to the WADA Independent Commission for further investigation.
Exclusive: Calls for greater targeted testing following data showing hundreds of abnormal blood samples
International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and Athens 2004 high jump champion Stefan Holm has called for more specific testing of suspicious athletes following the emergence of data allegedly showing a third of all medallists in endurance events at major championships over the last decade produced abnormal blood samples.
Sir Martin Sorrell, boss of advertising giant WPP, today wowed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the message that the need to engage with young people has "never been more urgent".
Anita Wlodarczyk has become the first woman to throw the hammer further than 80 metres as she recorded 81.08m at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival in Cetniewo - adding exactly 1.5m to the mark she set last year in Berlin.
World number one Inbee Park completed a career Grand Slam by producing a stunning final round to win the Women’s British Open at Turnberry in Scotland.
Brazil swept the podium in the men’s PT3 class at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Para-triathlon test event in front of a home crowd in Rio de Janeiro, as the sport prepares to make its Paralympic debut next year.
A further 55,000 tickets have been made available for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England with less than 50 days until the tournament is set to get underway on September 18.
Denmark claimed the first gold medal of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) World Orienteering Championships in Nairn, Scotland after winning the sprint relay.
All remaining votes in the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur are to be conducted the old-fashioned way, via paper ballot, after yesterday's fiasco which forced a re-vote in the battle between victors Beijing and Almaty for the right to stage the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
ISAF vow to go further than Brazilian "talk" and ensure "something actually happens" in reducing Guanabara Bay pollution
Independent testing for viruses in the waters of Guanabara Bay is to be undertaken by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as part of a pledge to "make sure something actually happens" rather than just empty talk.
Pyeongchang 2018 confident high-speed railway link will be ready and properly tested before Winter Olympics open
Pyeongchang 2018 organisers have claimed there will be sufficient time to fully test the high-speed railway linking Olympic and Paralympic venues with Seoul before the Games begin, despite the project only being due to open in July 2017.
The race against time that Tokyo 2020 now faces to have its new National Stadium ready for the Olympic Games five years hence was underlined here today, when it was emphasised that certain groups would require access before the building was completed.
Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, is soon to appoint an Undersecretary for Sport.