BRITAIN'S volleyball team have received an infusion of talent after Mark Plotyczer (pictured), who was born in Rio de Janeiro, pledged his allegiance to represent the country of his father.
ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA are to appoint a new high performance director who will focus almost exclusively on the country's best track and field talent leading up to the London Olympics after Max Binnington (pictured) stepped down.
THE International Equestrian Federation (FEI) is trying to remove the top officials who run the Olympic discipline of dressage because it says they are too inflexible.
SOUTH AFRICAN Paul Revington (pictured) will be tasked with leading Ireland's men's hockey team to the London Olympics in 2012 after being named as the new men's national coach today.
LESS British athletes than ever are to receive the top level of National Lottery funding in the build-up to London 2012 after they won only four medals at the Beijing Olympics, including high jumper Germaine Mason (pictured), it was announced today.
BRITISH HOCKEY, which produced one of the most inspirational Olympic stories of recent Games when, led by Sean Kerly (pictured), they won the gold medals at Seoul in 1988, have warned that preparations for London 2012 risk being compromised by the financial crisis.
DESIGNS were unveiled today for, what the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) claimed, was a “simple, efficient and flexible” London 2012 Handball Arena that will become a new multi-sports facility in legacy.
DRESSAGE officials have hit back at calls from Princess Haya of Jordan (pictured), the president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), for them to resign.
May 17 - Lance Armstrong's (pictured) drug tests results taken during his comeback to cycling are to be posted on the internet in an attempt to prove that he is clean, said the anti-doping guru employed to monitor him.
August 30 - Dave Collins (pictured), sacked last year as UK Athletics' performance director after Britain failed to reach its medal target at the Olympics, has applied for a top post at the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU).