The last time most of the old Soviet Bloc nations missed a major international weightlifting championships Romania, thanks mainly to the great Nicu Vlad, came to the fore.
Brady Ellison of the United States had a day to forget at the World Archery Championships in Mexico City as he crashed out in the second round of the men's recurve competition.
United Arab Emirates' (UAE) boycott of the Gulf Cup of Nations in Qatar is not because of the crisis in the region, an official from the country's Football Association has claimed.
Japan claimed two of the four gold medals up for grabs on the opening day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships in Zagreb as Taigo Sugimoto and Nina Kuboi won the men’s under 60 kilograms and women’s under 44kg categories respectively.
Home favourite and reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen is successfully through to round two at the Badminton World Federation Denmark Open in Odense.
The Football Association (FA) has apologised to players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after an independent investigation concluded that former England’s women’s team manager Mark Sampson made racially discriminatory comments to them.
China's Zhengze Gao stunned third seed Chia Hao-lee of Chinese Taipei to reach the fifth round of the men's singles tournament at the Badminton World Federation World Junior Championships in Yogyakarta.
Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus moved clear of the rest of the field in the laser event as he finished third and second in the two races held in the fleet at the Sailing World Cup in Gamagori today.
Malaysia claimed a narrow 3-2 victory over Pakistan as Super 4s action began at the men's Asia Hockey Cup in Dhaka today.
The Copper Box Arena, a venue used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is all set to host a World Taekwondo Grand Prix event and the World Para-Taekwondo Championships with action due to begin here in England’s capital tomorrow.
The new Alpine skiing team event should be a highlight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, according to International Ski Federation (FIS) race directors.
Brazil and Ghana have completed the quarter-final line-up at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India after comfortable victories over Honduras and Niger.
The final race of the 2017 International Cycling Union (UCI) World Tour season is due to begin tomorrow, with Guangxi ready to host a six-stage event.
Australian Mike Peachey has been appointed treasurer of the newly-established World Snooker Federation (WSF) and will serve on the organisation's board.
Wrestling Canada has named Chris Reith as the organisation's new marketing and communications manager.