Olympic champions make for star studded Women's World Boxing Championships finals

By Emily Goddard

Katie Taylor is through to the 60kg final at the Women's World Boxing Championships ©Getty ImagesOlympic champions Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields are both through to their respective finals of the Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju City.

Exclusive: North Korea hopes to host Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver

North Korea hopes to host the Weightlifting World Championships ©Getty ImagesNorth Korea, the world's most reclusive country, wants to host an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and the sport's world governing body is keen for it to happen - so, too, are rival teams across the globe.

Exclusive: Qatar's experience shows it will host a good World Cup, claims FIFA Executive Committee contender

By Nick Butler at the Holiday Inn Resort Hotel in Phuket

Prince Abdullah Shah believes Qatar would be able to hold a successful World Cup despite the criticism ©Getty ImagesMalaysia's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president and FIFA Executive Committee candidate, Prince Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has admitted Qatar was a controversial choice to host the 2022 World Cup but claimed they are "fully capable of making it happen".

Rutherford says he would back athlete boycott of Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Greg Rutherford said he'd "wholeheartedly support" any athlete who feels strong enough not to be involved in the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has claimed he would support any athlete who chooses to boycott the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Doha.

Retallick crowned World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

By Emily Goddard

Brodie Retallick is World Rugby Player of the Year for 2014 ©World RugbyBrodie Retallick of New Zealand has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year for 2014.

Poor start for world champions Switzerland and Norway at European Curling Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sven Michel skipped Switzerland to an opening game win at the 2014 European Curling Championships ©Getty ImagesSwitzerland and Norway, the reigning women's and men's world champions respectively, got their European Curling Championships campaign off to a poor start as both teams lost in their opening games at the Palladium de Champéry in Switzerland.

Remaining tickets to be sold for Rugby World Cup 2015

By Paul Osborne

Tickets are back on sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RWCThe remaining tickets from the September general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 will go back on sale next week, it has been announced.

"New sports can come, but athletics is the heart of the Olympic Games," says IAAF President Diack

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

IAAF President Lamine Diack has said athletics will remain 'the heart and soul' of the Olympics ©Getty ImagesInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack departed from his official speech for the World Athlete of the Year awards here tonight to stress the unique place athletics holds as the "heart and soul" of the Olympic Movement.

Egypt's Ashour beats compatriot in PSA World Championship final

By Daniel Etchells

Ramy Ashour celebrates his PSA World Championship success ©PSAEgypt's Ramy Ashour defied his critics to claim his third Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship crown, beating compatriot and world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy in a thrilling final in Doha.
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