By Nancy Gillen in Manchester
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran has warned the sport's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 could be "embarrassing" after it was axed from the Lima 2019 Pan American Games amid a dispute regarding qualification.
Tokyo 2020 organisers told the 40th European Olympic Committees Seminar here that “more than two million” people had registered with the Games ticketing site ahead of the launch on May 9 of the lottery for the first phase of sales.
Rio 2016 hammer silver medallist Ivan Tsikhan ran with the 2019 European Games Torch as it reached Grodno at the end of the second week of its journey to Minsk.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attended the evening session of the penultimate day of action here at the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships.
Preparations are complete for next month’s staging of the second European Games in Belarus, delegates at the 40th European Olympic Committees Seminar were told here today.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has hailed a donation of AUD$600,000 (€369,379/£324,066) by the Queensland Government to the Australian Olympic team ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Olympic Alpine skiing medallist Zali Steggall unseated former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the country's federal election.
Qatari sporting star Nasser Al-Attiyah, the rally driver and shooter, has targeted competing at both the Dakar Rally and a seventh Olympic Games at Tokyo next year.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin headlines a list of 10 athletes named to the United States A-squads for the 2019-2020 Alpine skiing season.
Trinidad and Tobago's table tennis star Dexter St Louis has died at the age of 51 following a short illness.
Switzerland avenged their 2017 World Championships final defeat to France with victory over the host nation in the team gold medal match at the Men's Épée World Cup in Paris.
Arina Averina upstaged twin sister and world champion Dina Averina to claim gold in the clubs event at the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships in Baku.
Reigning Olympic champion Inna Deriglazova won the women's title at the International Fencing Federation Foil Grand Prix in Shanghai as Italy's world gold medallist Alessio Foconi clinched the men's crown.
World cross-country champion Kate Courtney claimed her second consecutive victory as Switzerland's Mathias Flückiger won an incident-packed men's race at the International Cycling Union Mountain Bike World Cup in Albstadt.