Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov, a key figure in the launching of the first European Games in Baku in 2015, has died at the age of 56, it was announced tonight.
A fresh investigation is set to be launched by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) into the conduct of judging and refereeing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of a series of reforms approved by the governing body's Board of Directors.
Tallent to miss chance of medal at fourth consecutive Olympics at Tokyo 2020 after injury-enforced retirement
Australia’s most successful male Olympic athlete, race walker Jared Tallent, will miss Tokyo 2020 after injury forced him to announce his retirement at the age of 36.
Coe calls for Rio 2016 hammer champion Nazarov to quit as Tajikistan Federation President after doping ban
Tajikistan’s Rio 2016 hammer throw champion Dilshod Nazarov has received a retrospective two-year doping ban - and World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has called for him to step down from his position as President of his country’s athletics federation.
In 2013, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected Thomas Bach, an Olympic fencing gold medallist at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976, as its ninth President. This outcome was not surprising on either a personal or organisational basis.
British judoka Sally Conway, who has won bronze medals at Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships, has announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 34.
In December 2014 I found myself on the seventh floor terrace of the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco with James Bond. That is, a man in a dinner jacket and semi-secure bow tie pretending to be James Bond. That is, Renaud Lavillenie.
Nijat Rahimov, a gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is one of the first two weightlifters ever to be charged with a doping offence for allegedly swapping urine samples.
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Peter Dawson, who steps down as President of the International Golf Federation (IGF) at the end of this month, foresees his sport being followed by packed crowds at the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympics.
Olympic judo champion Silva to miss Tokyo 2020 after failing in bid to have two-year doping ban overturned
Rafaela Lopes Silva, who won gold in the women's under-57kg category at Rio 2016, will now miss the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after failing in her appeal to have a two-year ban for a doping offence overturned.
Eduardo Paes, who was Mayor of Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been elected again to lead the Brazilian city.
A bronze statue of triple Olympic gold medal-winning horse Valegro has been unveiled in Newent, the small market town in Gloucestershire in England where the gelding is based with his rider Charlotte Dujardin.
Shoes worn by Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are being auctioned online to raise money for the Belarus Sports Solidarity Fund (BSSF).
Japan’s former world champion Ami Kondo has retired from judo at the age of 25 to concentrate on a new career as a teacher.