Summer Sports

Earthquake-hit Kamaishi among host cities for Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Earthquake-hit Kamaishi is among the host cities revealed for the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup ©Getty ImagesJapan has revealed the 12 venues that will stage matches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with Kamaishi, a city devastated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, among the list.

European Union of Gymnastics set to trial new competition format at Baku 2015 test event

By Daniel Etchells at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku

The Baku 2015 gymnastics test event is due to take place at the National Gymnastics Arena this week ©ITGA European Games gymnastics test event is set to get underway here on Wednesday (March 4), providing the first opportunity for the continental governing body to trial its new concept of presenting two different disciplines alternatively each day. 

International Equestrian Federation strips UAE of two endurance events to protect horse welfare

By Michael Pavitt

UAE have been stripped of two international endurance events ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Executive Board has stripped the United Arab Emirates of two endurance races scheduled to be held later this month in an emergency measure, they claim, designed to protect horse welfare.

FIFA Presidential candidate Figo welcomes end of triple punishment ruling

By Daniel Etchells

Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's move to amend the triple punishment rule ©Getty ImagesFIFA Presidential candidate Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's (IFAB) move to amend the triple punishment rule.

Iran to launch historic women's belt wrestling programme

By Emily Goddard

Iranian Wrestling Federation international department head Farnaz Panahi and United World Wrestling Bureau member Rodica Yaksi attended the Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran with Badrolmolouk Kahrangi and a fellow dignitary ©Tim Foley/United World WrestlingThe Iranian Wrestling Federation has announced it will launch its first ever belt wrestling programme for women in the country to train and compete in the sport.

Tokyo 2020 switch for equestrian impresses world governing body

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Baji Park will host the equestrian events during Tokyo 2020 ©Japan Racing Authority Changes to the venue for the equestrian events at Tokyo 2020 have been welcomed by the sport's world governing body.

Dame Sarah Storey falls short of women's cycling hour record in London

By Michael Pavitt at the Lee Valley Velopark in London.

Dame Sarah Storey was attempting to break the record of Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel who has held the record since 2003 ©Getty ImagesEleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey has fallen short in her attempt to break the International Cycling Union (UCI) women's hour record at here today. 

Blatter sets December 18 deadline for Qatar 2022 World Cup final

By Michael Pavitt

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed the 2022 World Cup will go on no later than December 18 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than December 18.

British taekwondo world number one Cook set to compete for Moldova at Rio 2016

By Michael Pavitt

Aaron Cook (right) has not represented Great Britain since 2012 ©Getty ImagesAaron Cook, taekwondo's current world number one in the under 80 kilogram weight category, has sought to change nationality from Britain to Moldova to ensure that he will qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 
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