Summer Sports

Morocco Atlas Lions latest franchise to sign up to World Series of Boxing

By Gary Anderson

The World Series of Boxing has announced the signing of the Moroccan Atlas Lions for Season V ©WSBThe Morocco Atlas Lions have been unveiled as the latest addition to Season V of the World Series of Boxing following an official signing ceremony in Casablanca.

Ticket sales for 2015 Rugby World Cup hit record level of 950,000

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England are in high demand ©Getty ImagesA total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as demand reached record levels in last month's general sale it was announced today.  

Kondo shines as Japan dominates day one of Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Ami Kondo of Japan (blue) added the junior world title to her senior crown at the IJF Junior World Championships in Florida ©IJFSenior world champion Ami Kondo confirmed her status as one of the major talents in the sport after adding the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championship title to her collection on a day that saw Japan claim three of the four gold medals on offer in Fort Lauderdale.

FIFA Inspection Committee chief says preparations for 2018 World Cup are on track

By Daniel Etchells

Christian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, addressed the media outside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ©Getty ImagesChristian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, claims preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia are "going according to plan" after world football's governing body completed their inspection of five of the tournament's venues.

Tennis legend welcomes world's best junior judoka to Fort Lauderdale

By Gary Anderson

The IJF Junior World Championships are set to get underway in Fort Lauderdale today ©IJFTwo-time tennis Grand Slam winner Illie Nastase was a special guest at the draw for the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships which get underway in Fort Lauderdale today.

Croatian boxer suspended for life after punching referee

By Paul Osborne

Croatian boxer Vido Loncar has been provisionally suspended for life after punching the referee at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb ©YoutubeCroatian boxer Vido Loncar has been provisionally suspended for life after punching the referee at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

Head of FIFA World Cup Inspection Group wants matches at Qatar 2022 after midnight

By Daniel Etchells

Harold Mayne-Nicholls (right) led FIFA's technical commission which assessed the Qatar 2022 bid ©Getty ImagesThe administrator who led the FIFA Inspection Group that evaluated the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has claimed matches could be staged after midnight in Qatar to avoid the searing heat in the Gulf country. 

Indian boxer to miss World Championships after banned by AIBA for Incheon 2014 medal protest

By Paul Osborne

Sarita Devi has been provisonally suspended by the AIBA after refusing her medal at the Asian Games in Incheon ©Getty ImagesIndia's Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after her protest on the medal podium at the Asian Games in Incheon last month, meaning she will miss next month's World Championships. 

Badminton world number one fails drugs test, it is claimed

By Nick Butler

Lee Chong Wei has been one of sport's outstanding players for the last decade ©AFP/Getty ImagesBadminton has been left reeling this morning by widespread reports that Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia's world number one ranked men's singles player and one of the biggest stars in the sport, has failed a drugs test. 
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