Summer Sports

Platini hails "historic" step for European sports policy

By David Owen

UEFA President Michel Platini has hailed the so-called "Cooperation Arrangement" as a "historic step forward for European sports policy" ©Getty ImagesMichel Platini, President of UEFA, the European football body, has hailed the so-called "Cooperation Arrangement" signed in Brussels with the European Commission, the European Union (EU)'s executive arm, last week as a "historic step forward for European sports policy".

Russia 2018 will project better image of country than Sochi 2014, claims World Cup chief

By Nick Butler

Alexey Sorokin has vowed that Russia 2018 will project a better image of the country than the build-up to Sochi 2014 did ©Russia 2018 via FIFARussia 2018 chief executive Alexey Sorokin has vowed to learn from "things done wrong" for earlier this year, and use the FIFA World Cup to show a "true, open and hospitable" host nation.

IOC members Morariu and Baumann on Olympic sevens panel for IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

By Gary Anderson

Romanian IOC member Octavian Morariu will speak on rugby sevens Olympic Games debut at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee members Octavian Morariu and Patrick Baumann have been confirmed on the Olympic sevens discussion panel which will meet at the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Rugby Conference and Exhibition next month.

Champagne calls for stronger National Associations within FIFA in latest Presidential candidacy letter

By Paul Osborne

Jérôme Champagne has outlined a number of his key plans as he pushes ahead with his FIFA Presidency campaign ©Getty ImagesJérôme Champagne has called for a strengthening of National Associations as he detailed his "programme for the twenty-first century FIFA" and reform of the the world governing body's Executive Committee.

Navratilova hits out at ITF over "deafening silence" on Tarpischev Williams insult

By Gary Anderson

Martina Navratilova has criticised the ITF for its silence over deragtory remarks about the Williams sister made by Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev ©Getty ImagesMartina Navratilova has accused the International Tennis Federation of "deafening silence" over the row that has erupted following alleged sexist and insulting remarks made by Russia's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Shamil Tarpischev about the Williams sisters.

Great Britain's Trott defends women's omnium title at UEC Elite Track European Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Laura Trott successfully retained her European crown in the women's omnium ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Laura Trott retained her women's omnium title on the final day of the European Cycling Union Elite Track European Championships in Guadeloupe.

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.
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