Russian Athletics President to resign over doping scandals

By Duncan Mackay

Valentin Balakhnichev has announced he is to step down as President of the All-Russian Athletics Federation ©YouTubeValentin Balakhnichev is to resign as President of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) following a string of doping scandals involving the country's top athletes, he has announced.

Exclusive: Winter Olympics may be back on agenda for Québec joint bid with Lake Placid after "changed thinking" says Kasper

By Mike Rowbottom

Gian Franco Kasper, FIS President ©AFP/Getty ImagesQuébec looks ready to seek a Winter Olympics, perhaps in partnership with Lake Placid, following the changes to the bidding procedure agreed at International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 discussions in Monaco in December.

France set to host events if Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid successful

 By Daniel Etchells 

Denis Pittet, secretary general of the Lausanne 2020 bid, says it will be interesting for the International Olympic Committee to see how Switzerland and France collaborate ©LinkedInSki jumping and biathlon will be held in France if Lausanne is awarded the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, it has been revealed.

International Paralympic Committee announce kayak events will form canoe programme at Rio 2016

By Liam Morgan

The International Paralympic Committee have announced that three men's and three women's kayak events will form the canoe programme at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio ©Getty ImagesThe canoe competition at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, where the sport will be making its debut, will consist of three men's and three women's kayak events, it was announced today. 

Imperious Djokovic claims eighth Grand Slam title with victory over Murray at Australian Open

By Liam Morgan

Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Australian Open title with a punishing victory over Andy Murray in the final in Melbourne ©Getty ImagesSerbia's world number one Novak Djokovic claimed his eighth Grand Slam title with a four-set victory over Britain's Andy Murray in an epic Australian Open final in Melbourne.

UCI extend deal with US broadcaster Universal Sports Network

By Michael Pavitt

Michal Kwiatowski will defend his World Road Championship title in Richmond Virginia ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Cycling Union (UCI) and Universal Sports Network have announced an extension to an existing agreement that will see the network continue to air the world governing body's major events exclusively in the United States until 2018.

Medal races prove decisive on final day of Miami World Cup sailing

By Michael Pavitt

Philipp Buhl of Germany overcame Britain's Nick Thompson' one point advantage to win the men's laser ©ISAFThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Miami drew to a close as several week long battles come to a definitive end, with the medal races proving to be decisive in separating competitors in several classes.

American Soule seals historic medal on home snow at IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Liam Morgan

Andrew Soule set a new record for US skiers at an IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships by taking his fifth medal in Cable ©Getty ImagesAmerican Andrew Soule etched his name into the history books today as he claimed his fifth medal of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships on home snow at Cable, Wisconsin.

Bergsma and Richardson seal dominant victories at ISU World Cup

By Liam Morgan

The Netherlands' Jorrit Bergsma powered to victory in the men's 5,000m race in Hamar to move into fourth on the overall World Cup leaderboard ©Getty ImagesDutchman Jorrit Bergsma and American Heather Richardson both claimed victories on the first day of the International Skating Union (ISU) Speedskating World Cup event in Hamar, Norway.
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