Japanese kayaker Yasuhiro Suzuki has been banned for eight years after he admitted spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance during last year's Canoe Sprint Japan Championships.
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Russia's Tatyana Ivanova is set to compete at the World Cup event in Königssee just days after the International Luge Federation (FIL) refused to sanction her for doping at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.
Qatar's Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan continued their promising start to their first International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour by reaching the second knock-out round of the event in The Hague.
Defending champion Martin Fourcade of France began the New Year as he ended 2017 by claiming victory in the men's 10 kilometres sprint event at the International Biathlon Union World Cup in Oberhof.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton attended the second day of the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England to mark 80 years since the Empire Games were held in Sydney.
More than 50 per cent of tickets have now been sold for this year's Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, it has been revealed.
International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Morinari Watanabe has revealed a proposal will be put forward to the membership of the governing body to create a new "community" within the sport.
North Korea has accepted a proposal from South Korea to hold official talks regarding the country's participation at this year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
European Tour confirm GolfSixes to return to St Albans this year following success of inaugural edition
Centurion Club in St Albans will host the second edition of the GolfSixes tournament, the European Tour has confirmed after claiming last year's event attracted new and younger fans to the game.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) being used at the FIFA World Cup in Russia is set to be given the green light by the International Football Associations Board (IFAB) at a meeting in Zurich later this month.
United States Figure Skating dismiss suggestions of Pyeongchang 2018 boycott and accuse Senator of "playing politics"
United States Figure Skating (USFS) officials have criticised Senator Lindsey Graham for "playing politics" over the country's participation at this year's Winter OIympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Alexei Sorokin has officially replaced Vitaly Mutko as the head of the Organising Committee for this year's FIFA World Cup after a decree removing him from the role was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Brazil's Ágatha Bednarczuk and partner Duda enjoyed a straightforward victory as main draw action began at the International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour event in The Hague.
Anastasia Kuzmina of Slovakia extended her lead at the top of the overall International Biathlon Union World Cup standings with victory in the women’s 7.5 kilometres sprint race in Oberhof.
Former West Indian international Phil Simmons has been appointed head coach of the Afghanistan team.