Alexandra Kosteniuk has taken the lead in an all-Russian Women's Chess World Cup final in Sochi, winning game one against top seed Aleksandra Goryachkina.
Russia won seven under-18 gold medals on the final day of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) Youth MMA World Championships, as Ukraine finished top of the medal table with 17 world titles won over three days of action in Bulgarian capital Sofia.
Germany won both the men's and women's under-18 Fistball World Championships in Grieskirchen today, capping a perfect weekend for the country.
Two Georgian judoka who won silver medals at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics here were told to leave the Games after breaking COVID-19 rules by going sightseeing, it has emerged.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) medical and scientific director Richard Budgett has acknowledged current guidelines around transgender athletes are no longer fit for purpose, with the organisation set to publish an updated framework to guide International Federations in devising their own rules.
Athleten Deutschland has slammed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for allowing athletes to spend their quarantine period in "prison-like conditions" at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics here.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended and will miss the remainder of Tokyo 2020 after testing positive for human growth hormone.
An anti-doping agreement has been concluded prior to next month’s Paralympic Games here, it has been announced.
American star Simone Biles has withdrawn from tomorrow's vault and uneven bars finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as she continues to prioritise her mental health.
The National Stadium's redevelopment for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies is scheduled to be completed in October, four months before the start of the Games.
Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic women's 100 metres title as she led home a Jamaican clean sweep in an Olympic record time of 10.61sec.
France won the inaugural mixed team judo title at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a commanding display to beat Japan.
Belinda Bencic battled past unseeded opponent Markéta Vondroušová of the Czech Republic in three sets to become the first Swiss Olympic women's tennis champion following a gruelling final at Tokyo 2020 here today.
Lu Xiaojun cemented his place among the all-time greats of weightlifting in another sensational session at the Tokyo International Forum.
Katie Ledecky earned her third consecutive women’s 800 metres freestyle Olympic gold as compatriot Caeleb Dressel lowered his own men’s 100 metres butterfly world record on the penultimate day of Tokyo 2020 swimming finals here today.