Summer Sports

Nigeria set to face FIFA ban after court annuls NFF elections

By Daniel Etchells

The court ruling could have serious implications for Nigerian football ©Getty ImagesFIFA is expected to impose a ban on Nigeria after the Federal High Court sitting in Jos ruled that last month's Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) elections in Warri, which saw Amaju Pinnick named as President, were invalid.

Iranian wins battle of champions in epic final at World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Iranian Mahdi Khodabakhshi (right) brought day two of the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix in Manchester to a close with a thrilling win in the mens under 80kg class against the Isle of Man's Aaron Cook ©WTFA titanic battle between Iran's Mahdi Khodabakhshi and Aaron Cook, competing under the Isle of Man flag, brought the second night of action here at the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix to a close in style as both men battled for the under 80 kilogram title, with Asian champion coming out on top. 

Russian IOC member contacted by Ethics Commission after Williams insult

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Shamil Tarpischev has been contacted by the IOC Ethics Commission following his comments ©Getty ImagesRussia's Shamil Tarpischev has been contacted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission following derogatory remarks he made about tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams.

PGA of America President sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl"

By Daniel Etchells

Ted Bishop was responding to comments made in Ian Poulter's new autobiography ©Getty ImagesProfessional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America President Ted Bishop has been removed from his role after making "insensitive gender-based statements" about English golfer Ian Poulter through social media.

Indian Olympic Association President to hold crisis talks over suspension of boxer

By Gary Anderson

IOA President N. Ramachandran has been asked to try and resolve the row over suspended boxer Sarita Devi ©Getty ImagesIndian Olympic Association (IOA) President N. Ramachandran is set to discuss the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi with officials from the country's Sports Ministry next week.

Former 800m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi killed in car crash

By Daniel Etchells

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's glittering career included 800m success at the 2009 IAAF World Championships ©Getty ImagesFormer 800 metres world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has tragically died in a car accident at the age of 34.

Kosovo unable to compete in canoeing and kayaking at Rio 2016, says ICF secretary general

By Daniel Etchells

Kosovo will have to wait until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to have the opportunity to compete in canoeing and kayaking ©Getty ImagesKosovo will not be able to become a member of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) in time to compete in canoeing and kayaking at Rio 2016, it has been revealed. 

Japan claims fifth gold at Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Miho Minei (white) came out on top of her battle with compatriot Nami Nabekura as Japan won a fifth gold at the IFJ Junior World Championships ©IJFMiho Minei won women's under 63 kilogram gold in Fort Lauderdale to ensure Japan has won at least one gold medal each day so far at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships.

Olympic champion Mandic reigns supreme at Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester

By Gary Anderson at Manchester Central Covention Complex

World number one and London 2012 champion Milica Mandic of Serbia showed her class once more with victory in Manchester ©Getty Images Serbia's Olympic champion Milica Mandic proved why she is ranked as the number one female in the over 67 kilogram category after cruising to victory over Dutchwoman Reshmie Oogink on the opening evening of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix here.
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