Summer Sports

Kenya's marathon queen Rita Jeptoo faces doping claims

By Paul Osborne

Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in a urin sample taken last month ©Getty ImagesKenya's Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance prior to her victory at the Chicago Marathon earlier this month.

Doha has learnt lessons of failed 2017 bid, claims Qatari athletics chief

By Nick Butler at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha

Dahlan Al Hamad (third right) pictured during the opening day of the IAAF Evaluation Commission visit today ©Doha 2019Qatar Athletics Federation President Dahlan Al Hamad claimed it is the "right time" for Doha to host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

France and South Korea submit bids for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

By Gary Anderson

France and South Korea have formally submitted their bid documents for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDelegations from the Football Associations of France and South Korea were at FIFA headquarters in Zurich today to submit their final bids for the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Abu Dhabi gearing up to host first Judo Grand Slam

By Gary Anderson

The draw for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Slam took place today ahead of three days of judo action ©IJFAbu Dhabi is getting ready to host its first International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam event this week after successfully staging Grand Prix tournaments for the past five years.

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup should be held in April and May, European clubs body claims

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha
 
Holding Qatar 2022 in April and May would be best, the ECA have claimed ©ECAHolding the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup in April and May would be the "best option" both in terms of climate and the football calendar, the European Club Association (ECA) has claimed.

Ernst & Young announced as business advisor of Rugby World Cup 2015

By Gary Anderson

Ernst & Young has been unveiled as the official business partner of the Rugby World Cup 2015 ©Ernst & YoungProfessional services firm Ernst & Young has been announced as the official business advisor of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Euro 2016 construction provides "20,000 job" boost for French economy, Sports Minister claims

By David Owen

The construction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20000 jobs in the building and services sector ©Getty ImagesConstruction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20,000 jobs in the building and services sector, according to Patrick Kanner, the French Sports Minister.

Kosovo recognised by International Gymnastics Federation as 81st Congress awarded to Tokyo

By Duncan Mackay

Hidenori Futagi, President of the Japan Gymnastics Association, led the delegation which led Tokyo's successful bid to host the 81st FIG Congress ©FIGTokyo will host the 81st Congress of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), where a new President to replace Bruno Grandi will be elected, next year, it was announced today.

Ostrava offers new technology and solid Government support for IAAF 2018 Continental Cup bid

By Mike Rowbottom

ostrava2018 is bidding for the third IAAF Continental Cup ©Ostrava 2018A ground-breaking video board entirely given over to updating team scoring is a key element of the bid details delivered to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) by Ostrava ahead of next month's awarding of the third Continental Cup competition in 2018.
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