Summer Sports

England Rugby 2015 launch publicity drive ahead of World Cup tickets release

By Spencer Brown 

Brett Gosper IRB Chief Executive Bill Beaumont RFU Chairman and Debbie Jevans England Rugby 2015 chief executive with the Webb Ellis Cup ©Getty ImagesEngland Rugby 2015, the body in charge of next year's Rugby World Cup, has launched an international marketing campaign ahead of next week's highly-anticipated tickets release.  

New International Table Tennis Federation President Weikert reveals vision for future

By Zjan Shirinian

Thomas Weikert (right) is taking over the Presidential reins from Adham Sharara (left) ©AFP/Getty ImagesNew International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert has given his vision for the future of the game as he today officially steps into the well-worn shoes of Adham Sharara.

Copenhagen's staging of World Badminton Championships "perfect" as city eyes another bid in "around 2021"

By Zjan Shirinian

Copenhagen's Ballerup Super Arena was the setting for the fourth World Badminton Championships to be held in Denmark ©AFP/Getty ImagesA World Championships "staged to perfection" is how organisers have hailed Copenhagen's "impressive and innovative" hosting of badminton's annual showpiece event.

JudoScotland announce new sponsorship deal with Scottish Salmon Company

By Spencer Brown

Commonwealth champion Christopher Sherrington blue competes in the Mens 100kg Judo final for Scotland ©Getty ImagesJudoScotland, in the wake of its success at the Commonwealth Games, has announced a new sponsorship deal with The Scottish Salmon Company.

Hosts Spain continue winning streak at Basketball World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Spain have continued their winning streak at the Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesSpain have continued their winning streak at the Basketball World Cup on home turf after defeating Brazil in today's match.

Olympic champions Russia get Volleyball World Championship campaign underway with win over Canada

By Emily Goddard

Russia outmanoeuvred Canada in straight sets at the Volleyball World Championship in Poland ©Poland 2014/FIVBOlympic champions Russia got their Volleyball Men's World Championship campaign underway with a straight sets win over Canada in Poland today.

Three-time champions Italy beaten by Iran on second day of Volleyball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Iran caused the biggest upset on day two of the Volleyball World Championships with a win over Italy ©Getty ImagesIran caused the biggest shock on the second day of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Championships as they defeated three-time champions Italy 3-1 in Kraków.

Senegal secures first win on world stage since 1998 at FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Senegal have claimed their first win on the world stage since 1998 at this year's Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesSenegal enjoyed their first win on the world stage in 16 years at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain today.

New Zealand top World Rowing Championships medals table as Twigg's seven-year quest comes off

By Mike Rowbottom

Emma Twigg was victorious in the women's single sculls after seven years of trying at the World Championships ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand finished top of the medals table at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as victories on the final day from Emma Twigg - after seven years of trying - in the women's single sculls and their women's double sculls crew gave them a total of six golds.
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