Summer Sports

Lavillenie's pole vault win-streak falls to earth

By Mike Rowbottom at the Olympiastadion in Stockholm 

World pole vault record holder Renaud Lavlllenie experiences a rare defeat in Stockholm ©AFP/Getty ImagesRenaud Lavillenie's unique winning run of 22 pole vault competitions came to an abrupt and unexpected end here in the 1912 Olympic Stadium tonight as he failed to record a mark at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting.

London 2015 EuroHockey Championships one-year countdown begins

By Emily Goddard

The final countdown to the London 2015 EuroHockey Championships has begun ©England HockeyThe final countdown to the London 2015 EuroHockey Championships has begun with exactly a year to go until the competition gets underway.

Historic return of Olympic golf hailed as strong advert ahead of Rio 2016

By Nick Butler at Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing

Lee Soyoung won the first Olympic golf title in 110 years ©Getty ImagesBudding stars from South Korea and Italy took the honours here today as the first Olympic gold medals were awarded in golf for more than a century. 

Malawi Boxing Association to be investigated after international suspension from AIBA

By Gary Anderson

AIBA has suspended the Malawi Boxing Association over concerns about elections earlier this year ©Getty ImagesThe Malawi National Council of Sports is set to investigate the country's boxing federation after it was handed a suspension by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) over elections held last January.

Canadian shot putter to be belatedly awarded Beijing 2008 bronze medal

By Nick Butler

Dylan Armstrong of Canada has belatedly been awarded a shot put bronze medal from Beijing 2008 ©AFP/Getty ImagesCanadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong will finally be awarded an Olympic bronze medal from Beijing 2008 following the disqualification of initial third place finisher, Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, for a failed drugs test.

World Championship gold medallist claims women's 1500m running now rivals strength in depth of men's high jumping

By Mike Rowbottom in Stockholm

Jennifer Simpson (left) shows her silver medal after last year's 1500m final at the World Championships in Moscow, alongside champion Abeba Aregawi and (right) bronze medallist Hellen Obiri of Kenya ©Getty ImagesOn the eve of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting here Jennifer Simpson, the 2011 world 1500 metres champion from the United States, has likened the strength of her event to that of the men's high jump, which has boasted six performers at 2.40 metres or better this season.

UCI awards 2015 Track World Cycling Championships to Paris

By Emily Goddard

The 2015 Track World Cycling Championships will be held at France's new velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Cycling Union (UCI) has revealed Paris as the host of next year's Track World Championships.

Ivory Coast football team hit by ban on sports matches over Ebola fear

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The suspension of international sports matches was announced by Sports Minister Alain Lobognon ©TwitterAll international sporting events in the Ivory Coast have been suspended until further notice in a latest measure to avoid the spread of Ebola into the country.

London secures hosting rights for UCI Track Cycling World Cup

By Emily Goddard

London's Lee Valley VeloPark has been named to host the second round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series ©Getty ImagesLondon has been named as host of the second round of the 2014-2015 International Cycling Union (UCI) Track World Cup series in December this year.
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