By Nancy Gillen in Yekaterinburg
By Patrick O'Kane at the Gloria Sports Arena in Antalya
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is confident a future bid for the Games from his home country of Germany could get off the ground despite the referendum defeats in Munich and Hamburg.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has said it is cooperating with Government inquiries after it was reported American agencies were conducting a widespread investigation into the country's sports organisations.
FIFA have handed former Russian football official Alexander Shprygin a two-year ban over statements published on social media.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended South Korean Para-ice hockey player and Paralympic medallist Yu Man-gyun for six months for an anti-doping violation.
Former German national team and National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Dirk Nowitzki has been appointed as chair of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Players' Commission.
Reigning world 200 metres champion Ramil Guliyev said he is using the Gloria Cup athletics meeting here as preparation for the International Association of Athletics Federations World Athletics Championships in Doha which begin later this month.
The Netherlands claimed a superb straight sets win over Brazil as the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Cup continued in Japan.
Newly crowned world champions Kento Momota and PV Sindhu will headline the Badminton World Federation China Open which begins tomorrow.
More than 200 competitors have converged on Cheongju in South Korea for the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships which start tomorrow and run until September 23.
A total of 312 players have assembled in Helsingborg in Sweden to contest the European Para Table Tennis Championships that start tomorrow – with a place in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on offer to men's and women's champions.
Russia are favourites to defend their title at the Blind Football European Championships which begin tomorrow in Rome.
A two-day equality workshop has been held in Fiji by the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) Equity Commission.
Hosts Paraguay will play Japan in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup following the draw for the tournament.