The reaction to the draw for the eighth Women's Rugby World Cup - due to start in Ireland on Wednesday (August 9) - appeared to offer clear evidence of how the women's game has progressed, even in the space of the last three years.
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When the 16th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships open at the Olympic Stadium in London this week it will represent the end of a long and torturous campaign by the British capital to stage the event.
Twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations for Barcelona 1992 Opening Ceremony re-ignite vivid memories of the Regeneration Games
As the 25th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics looms on Tuesday (July 25), many will recall the drama of the Olympic Cauldron being lit by a single, flaming arrow dispatched from the infield by Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo.
From July 20 Wrocław, a city of just over 600,000 people in the west of Poland, will become the centre of an alternative sporting world. The International World Games Association (IWGA) is bringing its flagship event to the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
Some three decades after the idea that turned into Sportel was conceived at a meeting of the General Association of International Sports Federations in Colorado Springs, the brand is adding a new gathering of the sports marketing and media sector's very heaviest hitters to its events portfolio.
As of this month, Ryan Lochte is officially back in the swim.
South Korea is hosting another Taekwondo World Championships - why does this sport have a place in its soul?
On the eve of the London 2012 Olympics, the Korea Herald assessed the prospects for a taekwondo team that, four years earlier in Beijing, had won gold in all four of the events it was entitled to enter.
This is a big year for World Rowing and for sport: the oldest international sports federation celebrates its 125th anniversary
June 25 will bring a milestone of some significance for sport which, it has to be said, is approaching largely without fanfare. The date marks the 125th anniversary of the foundation in Turin in northern Italy of the first international sports federation (IF).
The FIFA Confederations Cup, the 10th version of which will start in St Petersburg on Saturday (June 17), became a quadrennial event in 2005. Since then, it has been held in countries due to host the FIFA World Cup finals the following year.
If you were looking for a way to explain the strong support from Africa and other parts of the developing world that helped sweep Tamás Aján to a resounding victory in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Presidential election in Bangkok last week, it might be a good idea to start in Accra, Ghana.
In the cool of this morning, before the sound of shrieking Formula One cars began to rent the air around them, 130 athletes gathered at the Ecole Des Revoirs on Monaco's Boulevard du Jardin Exotique before setting off on three buses for what would be an eight-hour journey.
Boys and girls from 32 countries gathered in the Croatian city of Porec earlier this month for the World Schools Basketball Championships, with the action streamed live on the Olympic Channel as well as the site of the sport's world governing body, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The event attracted more than 200,000 viewers.
Democratic. Progressive. Transparent. During the FIFA Congress held last week in Bahrain, football's world governing body amply demonstrated that it is none of these things. Meanwhile its President, Gianni Infantino, is demonstrating with uncomfortable frequency the tell-tale signs of an autocrat.
This weekend, in the somewhat unlikely environs of the Centurion Club in St Albans in England, golf has teed off in search of an alternative future - a brighter, shorter, more youth-friendly future - as it launches the GolfSixes concept.
World ice hockey champions in Paris - Obodiac's account reveals full glory of the 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leafs
Canada will take to the ice at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Friday (May 5) seeking to become the first nation to win a hat-trick of consecutive International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) men's world titles since the Czech Republic in 2001.