2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA Executive Committee member

By Daniel Etchells

Theo Zwanziger believes staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is not viable ©Getty ImagesFIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger believes the 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the possibility of legal action against world football's governing body if a spectator falls ill due to the heat.

Poland shock favourites Brazil to lift World Volleyball Championships

By Paul Osborne at the Spodek Hall in Katowice

Poland have secured the Volleyball World Championship title with a historic victory over Brazil ©Getty ImagesPoland have secured a historic Volleyball World Championship title as they recorded a superb 3-1 victory over Brazil here.

BMC Racing Team prevail on opening day of UCI Road World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

BMC Racing saw off the challenges of Orica-GreenEdge and Omega Pharma-Quick Step to claim victory ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships got underway today as BMC Racing Team claimed victory in the men's team time trial in Ponferrada.

Pedersen defies life-threatening bike crash to become long distance triathlon world champion

By Daniel Etchells

Camilla Pedersen's success is one of the comeback stories of the year ©Getty ImagesDenmark's Camilla Pedersen claimed victory at the Weihai 2014 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships today, less than a year after coming out of an induced coma following a life-threatening bike crash.

Aussie paddler Fox achieves greatness on final day of Canoe Slalom World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Jessica Fox's C1/K1 double has never been achieved before by a female paddler ©Getty ImagesAustralia's Jessica Fox made history on the final day of the Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships by becoming the first female paddler to win the C1/K1 double.

World number one judoka sent home from Incheon 2014 for breaking residency rules

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Victor Scvortov was ranked number one in the world in the men's under 73kg category ©IJFJudo officials from the United Arab Emirates have expressed shock after their three-man squad here at the Asian Games, including World Championship medallist Victor Scvortov, were all sent home after failing to meet a three-year residency rule.

We've had a difficult two years, admits FIG vice-president on eve of World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Emily Goddard

Slava Corn has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at next week’s World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ©FIG/FacebookSlava Corn, first vice-president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at this week's World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships "to show the world that we have a beautiful sport".

Champion Li Na in tears as she explains reason for retirement from tennis

By Zjan Shirinian

Li Na was in tears as she spoke about her retirement ©AFP/Getty ImagesTwo-time Grand Slam champion Li Na broke down in tears today as she explained why she was left with no choice but to quit tennis.

Exclusive: UCI President wants cyclo-cross and downhill mountain biking in Olympics

By Mike Rowbottom

Brian Cookson wants to add more cycling disciplines to the Olympic programme ©Getty ImagesBrian Cookson, who will complete his first year in office as President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) on September 27, is seeking to add cyclo-cross and downhill mountain biking to the Olympic Programme - but not at the expense of any existing cycling events.
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