Summer Sports

Exclusive: Kosovo to be accepted as FINA member before Baku 2015 - but want process sped up

By Nick Butler

Kosovo is seeking FINA membership following their IOC acceptance ©FINAKosovo Olympic Committee (KOC) President Besim Hasani has called on the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to speed up its process to accept Kosovan membership, questioning why this has not already occurred.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

By Emily Goddard

Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia ©Getty ImagesBoxing great Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman has said.

Japanese pair shock Chinese as Asia dominates at BWF World Superseries Finals

By Nick Butler

Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi gained a shock Japanese victory over China in the women's doubles ©Getty ImagesJapanese pair Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi produced a major shock at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals in Dubai today, beating Chinese world champions to women's doubles gold.

Prize money for FIFA Women's World Cup winners to double at Canada 2015

By Nick Butler

Prize money for the FIFA Women's World Cup, the draw for which took place at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau earlier this month, will be higher than ever before ©AFP/Getty ImagesPrize money for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winners has doubled, while the total prize pot has increased by 50 per cent, it has been announced.

Favourite Nehwal beaten in women's singles last four at BWF World Superseries Finals

By Daniel Etchells

Saina Nehwal missed out on a place in the women's singles final ©Getty ImagesPre-tournament favourite Saina Nehwal suffered a surprise defeat to Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-finals of the women's singles at the Badminton World Federation Superseries Finals in Dubai today.

Indian boxers facing new ban after IOA refuse to recognise AIBA-sanctioned body

By Daniel Etchells

The governance of boxing in India is divided ©Getty ImagesIndia is facing a resumption of its ban from international boxing after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rejected Boxing India's application for national federation recognition, instead backing the controversial Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF).

French Olympic wrestler handed year ban for missing doping tests

By Paul Osborne

Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year after missing doping tests ©Getty ImagesFrance's Beijing 2008 Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for one year for missing doping tests.

Jeptoo set to be stripped of World Marathon Majors title after B-sample confirms EPO use

By Daniel Etchells

Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Chicago Marathon in October after testing positive for EPO the month prior ©Getty Images
Rita Jeptoo, winner of the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM) women's series, is set to be stripped of her title and handed a two-year ban after the "B" sample of an out-of-competition drug test confirmed her use of erythropoietin (EPO).

Beach rugby competition to celebrate sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil's men's and women's sevens teams will compete against those of Argentina and Italy on the Ipanema beach in Rio ©World RugbyRugby sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016 will be celebrated today as international stars compete in a special invitational beach rugby competition on the Brazilian capital's Ipanema coastline. 
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