Six Months To Go To Tokyo 2020

Disgraced Chinese pair continue rehabilitation with victory at All England Open

By Duncan Mackay

Wang Xiaoli Yu Yang with All England title March 10 2013March 10 - Chinese pair Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli today won the women's doubles title at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, seven months after their last visit to the country had ended with them being disqualified from London 2012 for throwing their matches and having their Olympic accreditations revoked.

We are supportive of both wrestling and baseball/softball, says USOC chief executive

By Emily Goddard

Scott Blackmun 080313March 8 - Scott Blackmun, chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has claimed his organisation backs both wrestling and baseball/softball, and hopes to see both on the shortlist being presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members who will decide the fate of the disciplines hoping to make it onto the core sports programme.

Fired Russian Olympic Committee vice-president suspected of misspending half-a-billion dollars

By Emily Goddard

Akhmed Bilalov 080313March 8 - Akhmed Bilalov, the former Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) vice-president fired by Russian President Vladimir Putin over construction delays and cost overruns on the ski jumping facility for Sochi 2014, is now facing fresh allegations of misspending up to 15.5 billion roubles ($504 million/£335 million/€387 million), prosecutors have confirmed.