Summer Sports

Rhythmic gymnastics officials welcome CAS ruling against "false" FIG allegations

By Emily Goddard

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the appeals of the six members of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 16 - Natalia Kuzmina, President of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, has welcomed a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling that upheld her appeal against International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) sanctions following the discovery of alleged "irregularities" at a series of judges' course in 2012.

Russian "Capital of Sport" Kazan to host 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler

The Russian city of Kazan will host the 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Russia's sports hub Kazan will host the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, it has been announced.

Gillot to pedal UCI forward as communications chief after shifting from boxing

By Nick Butler

Sébastien Gilot is shifting communications roles from AIBA to the UCI ©FacebookApril 16 - Sébastien Gillot has been appointed head of communications at the International Cycling Union (UCI) after shifting from a similar role at the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

"Still a way to go" to complete stadium hosting first World Cup match, as keys handed over

By Zjan Shirinian

Arena Corinthians, pictured in January, has been dogged by delays ©FIFA via Getty ImagesApril 16 - The stadium which will host the opening match of this summer's FIFA World Cup has been handed to its owners Corinthians, amid warnings there is "still a way to go" before it is ready.

World Rowing Cups for 2015 and 2016 to fit in with Rio Olympic preparations, FISA announce

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's eight at the 2012 World Cup in Lucerne ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Olympic considerations have been a major factor in the World Rowing Cup schedules drawn up for 2015 and 2016, the sport's international body has announced.

History made as vote for Athlete Representatives opens

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Equestrian Federation is allowing athletes to vote for the Athlete Representatives for the first time ©FEIApril 15 - Voting has opened today to choose the eight Athlete Representatives of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), with athletes having a say for the first time.

Fourth Jamaican athlete handed doping ban after positive test

By Nick Butler

The ban handed to triple jumper Damar Robinson follows others to the likes of Asafa Powell in recent days ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - High jumper Damar Robinson has become the latest Jamaican to be handed a doping suspension after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs last year.

TV3 win Irish broadcast rights for Rugby World Cup 2015

By Zjan Shirinian

Ireland will be looking to better their 2011 quarter-final berth when they compete at the Rugby World Cup 2015 ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Irish broadcaster TV3 has been awarded rights to the live coverage of all 48 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches.

El Moutawakel refuses to rule out bid for IAAF Presidency to replace Diack

By Nick Butler

IOC vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel was honoured by the Senegalese Government ahead of the meeting ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel has refused to rule out a bid for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency when questioned after a gala dinner in Senegal.
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