Sports

World Flying Disc Federation adds two new national members

By Daniel Etchells

The World Flying Disc Federation now has 62 members ©WFDFThe World Flying Disc Federation's (WFDF) Congress has approved the United Arabian Ultimate (UAU) and the Féderation Congolaise de Disque Volant (FCDV) as national members.

World Squash Federation confirms new appointment to Board at Annual General Meeting

By Gary Anderson

Linda MacPhail joins (from left to right) Mohamed El-Menshawy, N Ramachandran and Hugo Hannes on the WSF Board ©WSFCanadian Linda MacPhail has been newly elected to the Board of the World Squash Federation (WSF) at the governing body's Annual General Meeting in Philadelphia.

FIFA satisfied with 2018 World Cup venue visit so far, says Inspection Committee chief

By Daniel Etchells

Christian Unger, the head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, said world football's governing body is satisfied with what it's seen thus far ©Getty ImagesChristian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, claimed they are satisfied with the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi after completing the third leg of the week-long visit to Russia to view the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Honour to be the theme of World Judo Day 2014

By Gary Anderson

Honour is the theme of World Judo Day 2014 ©IJFThe International Judo Federation (IJF) has revealed that honour will the theme of this year's World Judo Day celebrated annually on October 28.

Exclusive: IOC to contact Tarpischev after Williams condemns his comments as "sexist" and "racist"

By Duncan Mackay

Serena Williams has claimed Shamil Tarpischev is "sexist" and "racist" following comments she made about him ©Getty ImagesShamil Tarpischev is to be asked by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for his position after Serena Williams today accused him of being "sexist" and "racist" following remarks he made about her and sister Venus.

Japan ends 2014 as top nation in female wrestling

By Gary Anderson

Triple Olympic champion Kaori Icho is one of four Japanese wrestlers to top the female world rankings list ©United World WrestlingFour female Japanese wrestlers top to their respective categories in the 2014 United World Wrestling rankings after impressive performances at this year's World Championships and Asian Games.

Platini to take part in European Union Sports Ministers meeting

By David Owen

UEFA President Michel Platini is to travel to Rome to attend a meeting of European Union Sports Ministers ©Getty ImagesUEFA President Michel Platini will go to Rome this week to discuss the body's Financial Fair Play (FFP) initiative with European Union (EU) Sports Ministers.

Italy's Viviani takes men's omnium crown at UEC Elite Track European Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Elia Viviani climbed from joint-third place after the first day's action to win the men's omnium ©Getty ImagesItaly's Elia Viviani claimed the men's omnium title on the penultimate day of the European Cycling Union Elite Track European Championships in Guadeloupe.

Iaromka wins all-Ukraine final on last day of International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent

By Daniel Etchells

Svitlana Iaromka (blue) overcame team mate Iryna Kindzerska in the women's 78 kg category ©IJFUkraine's Svitlana Iaromka beat compatriot Iryna Kindzerska in the final of the women's over 78 kilogram category as the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent came to a close.
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