Baku 2015 200 Days To Go celebrations postponed

By Paul Osborne

The Baku 2015 200 Days To Go event has been postponed ©Baku 2015The 200 Days To Go event for the Baku 2015 European Games has been postponed until Wednesday (November 26), organisers have revealed.

Nike to continue USOC sponsorship through 2020

By Emily Goddard

Nike will continue to sponsor the United States Olympic Committee through 2020 ©USOC/FacebookNike will continue to sponsor the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) through 2020 after the two organisations signed an extension of its existing agreement.

Chinese Olympic swimming champion served three month ban for doping

By Paul Osborne

Sun Yang served a three month ban for failing a doping test earlier this year ©Getty ImagesChinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has served a three month ban for failing a doping test, China's anti-doping agency (Chinada) revealed today.

Taylor takes fifth straight Women's World Boxing Championships title as Bylon earns shock gold for Panama

By Paul Osborne

Katie Taylor won her fifth consecutive world title with victory in Jeju ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist Katie Taylor made history in South Korea today as she secured a fifth straight Women's World Boxing Championships title at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju City.

IAAF to launch new event bidding website as next wave of competitions draws closer

By Mike Rowbottom

IAAF President Lamine Diack attends the closing ceremony at this year's World Junior Championships in Oregon. Bids for the 2018 version will get underway next year with the help of a new dedicated IAAF website ©Getty ImagesA new online platform for potential hosts of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) events will be launched in January.

Taiwanese artist honoured by Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

By Duncan Mackay

Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee President Hong-Dow Lin (left) awarded Professor Pu Hao-Ming the 2014 IOC Trophy of “Sport and Art” ©Chinese Taipei Olympic CommitteeThe Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee has awarded the 2014 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport and Art Trophy to renowned sculptor Professor Pu Hao-ming.

London Mayor joins top players ahead of NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

By Paul Osborne

London Mayor Boris Johnson joins Jordanne Whiley at a mini tennis match in London ©FacebookLondon Mayor Boris Johnson today took part in a game of mini tennis ahead of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, which is due to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the British capital. 

Bidding process opened for next two editions of Invictus Games

By Paul Osborne

The bidding process for the next Invictus Games has been opened ©Getty ImagesThe bidding process to host the second and third editions of the Invictus Games is now open, it has been announced.

Olympic champion Jade Jones joins M&C Saatchi Merlin agency

By Paul Osborne

Jade Jones has joined the M&C Saatchi Merlin agency ©Getty ImagesOlympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has signed up with talent management company the M&C Saatchi Merlin agency, joining a roster which includes England football manager Roy Hodgson and former formula one world champion Nigel Mansell. 
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