Russia’s Vladimir Sviridov broke his own shot put world record at the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix but hosts Germany enjoyed plenty of success in Berlin.
Three Turkish cities are reportedly considering a bid for the 2019 European Games after Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) vice-president Hasan Arat suggested the country may put itself forward to host the event after The Netherlands pulled out two days before the inaugural competition here.
The cost of transforming a patch of run-down East London real estate into the beating heart of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and then a multi-use venue that will serve as football club West Ham United’s leased home is set to exceed £700 million ($1.1 billion/€978 million).
Marketing giants Dentsu Inc. have been appointed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to orchestrate promotional efforts in Japan for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
Boston Celtics TD Garden to stage basketball and gymnastics if Boston hosts 2024 Olympics and Paralympics
TD Garden has been proposed as the host of the Olympic and Paralympic basketball and gymnastics events while Squantum Point Park will stage beach volleyball should Boston be successful in their 2024 bid, it has been announced.
Gwangju 2015 seeks to assure safety of Summer Universiade participants amid MERS outbreak in South Korea
Gwangju 2015 chairman Yoon Jang-hyun has seeked to assure Summer Universiade participants that the host city is safe from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), claiming each country’s athletes and delegations “will be thoroughly protected” from the moment of their entry into South Korea till their departure.
Vanessa Mae's four year ban from competitive skiing has been lifted following a ruling today by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), although she has failed to have her retrospective disqualification from last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi overturned.
The Japanese Basketball Association (JBA) have been rewarded by the International Basketball Association’s (FIBA) for making progress in restricting the organisation by allowing their national teams to resume preparations for all competitions.
Mo Farah, whose coach Alberto Salazar was alleged to have engaged in past doping violations involving other athletes in his group by a BBC Panorama programme aired earlier this month, has posted a statement on Facebook insisting he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs, and adding that the last weeks have been “the toughest of my life".
The group stages of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which came to a conclusion on Wednesday (June 17), broke television records in no fewer than three countries, new figures have shown.
Svein Arne Hansen, the new European Athletics President, has today made good on his intention to include more women in the organisation in announcing the names of the 14 females appointed to Commissions following last weekend’s Council meeting in Oslo.
Italy’s Petra Zublasing and Russia’s Vitaly Fokeev each excelled today at the European Games, blending precision, endurance and insurmountable mental strength to claim respective 50 metres rifle 3 positions and double trap shooting titles.
Azerbaijan round off European Games taekwondo action with gold medal thanks to late, late show from Isaev
Home favourite Radik Isaev capped off an extremely productive four days of taekwondo for the European Games host nation Azerbaijan by winning the men’s over 80 kilogram category title here.
Top seed Dmitrij Ovtcharov banished the disappointment of Germany’s torrid men’s team table tennis final defeat by securing individual success with a narrow victory over Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus in a thrilling contest to win European Games gold here today.
Russia took two more gymnastics titles here, but a hat-trick on the seventh day of competition was denied them by Belgium’s trio in the acrobatic women’s group all-round final who earned their country its first gold medal of these European Games.