Mostafa Davoudi, former President of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has died aged 76 after a long battle with illness.
A further 55,000 tickets have been made available for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England with less than 50 days until the tournament is due to get underway on September 18.
The United States' Gwen Jorgensen continued her stunning form to claim victory at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Olympic Qualification Event at Copacabana Beach, with the result ensuring her a spot at next year’s Games.
America's Katie Ledecky had an ideal start to the defence of her four titles by successfully retaining her women's 400 metres freestyle crown at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Aquatics Championships in Kazan.
Fifth seeds Russia claimed their first world title in women’s recurve team competition for 28 years as the World Archery Championships came to a close in Copenhagen.
World number one Inbee Park completed a career Grand Slam by producing a stunning final round to win the Women’s British Open at Turnberry in Scotland.
Exclusive: Calls for greater targeted testing following data showing hundreds of abnormal blood samples
International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and Athens 2004 high jump champion Stefan Holm has called for more specific testing of suspicious athletes following the emergence of data allegedly showing a third of all medallists in endurance events at major championships over the last decade produced abnormal blood samples.
Italy dominate hand cycling events again as the Para-cycling Road World Championships draw to a close
Italy once again proved to be the dominant nation in hand cycling events as the final day of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Championships took place in Nottwil, Switzerland.
Sweden’s Jonas Leandersson and Denmark’s Maja Møller Alm claimed the respective men’s and women’s sprint titles at the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) World Orienteering Championships in Scotland as 90 of the world's best took to the streets of Forres town centre.
All remaining votes in the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur are to be conducted the old-fashioned way, via paper ballot, after yesterday's fiasco which forced a re-vote in the battle between victors Beijing and Almaty for the right to stage the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
ISAF vow to go further than Brazilian "talk" and ensure "something actually happens" in reducing Guanabara Bay pollution
Independent testing for viruses in the waters of Guanabara Bay is to be undertaken by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as part of a pledge to "make sure something actually happens" rather than just empty talk.
Pyeongchang 2018 confident high-speed railway link will be ready and properly tested before Winter Olympics open
Pyeongchang 2018 organisers have claimed there will be sufficient time to fully test the high-speed railway linking Olympic and Paralympic venues with Seoul before the Games begin, despite the project only being due to open in July 2017.
The race against time that Tokyo 2020 now faces to have its new National Stadium ready for the Olympic Games five years hence was underlined here today, when it was emphasised that certain groups would require access before the building was completed.
Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, is soon to appoint an Undersecretary for Sport.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has announced its selection criteria for Rio 2016 sports codes with just over a year to go until the Olympic and Paralympic Games.