Baku 2015 reveal gazelle and pomegranate as official European Games mascots

By Daniel Etchells

Jeyran the gazelle and Nar the pomegranate have been unveiled as the Baku 2015 mascots ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has unveiled Jeyran the gazelle and Nar the pomegranate as the official mascots for the inaugural European Games.

Plans unveiled for renovation of Khalifa International Stadium for Qatar 2022 World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Plans have been unviled for the renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium ©SCRenovation designs for the Khalifa International Stadium, the third proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, have been unveiled in Qatar. 

Volunteer interviews underway for Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

Volunteers are currently being interviewed for the Gwangju 2015 Universiade ©Gwangju 2015Interviews have begun for volunteers at next year's Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade as organisers look to fill the 15,000 positions available to the public.

Eight Olympic champions headline line-up for World Taekwondo Grand Prix final in Queretaro

By Daniel Etchells

The 2014 WTF Grand Prix final will take place from December 3 to 4 ©WTFA total of eight Olympic champions will compete at the 2014 World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix final which is set to get underway next month in the Mexican city of Queretaro.

Croatian NPC sponsorship project with Allianz named best in country

By Daniel Etchells

Ratko Kovačić, President of the Croatian NPC, says the organisation is lucky to have Allianz as a partner ©Croatian NPC The Croatian National Paralympic Committee's (NPC) sponsorship project, in collaboration with insurance agency Allianz, has been awarded the "Best sponsorship of Croatia Award 2014" at the SPORTO Sports Marketing & Sponsorship Conference in Portorož.

Pentathlon GB establish series of academies to further growth of sport in the UK

By Paul Osborne

Pentathlon GB has announced a series of acadamies across the country ©Pentathlon GBPentathlon GB has announced the creation of a series of academies across the UK which will be used to nurture the nation's future talent.

IOC President condemns suicide attack that kills dozens at volleyball tournament in Afghanistan

By Paul Osborne

A suicide attack has killed dozens of people at a volleyball match in Afghanistan ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has condemned the suicide attack that killed more than 40 people at a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan.

Baku 2015 200 Days To Go celebrations postponed following unspecified "incident"

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, due to take place in the Azerbaijani capital tonight, has been postponed until Wednesday (November 26), organisers announced shortly before the event was scheduled to start.

Qatar takes WADA fund close to $20 million target

By David Owen

Qatar has pledged $1 million to WADA’s Anti-Doping Research Fund ©Getty ImagesQatar, controversial winner of the race to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has become the seventh contributor to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s embryonic fund for new anti-doping research, carrying it to within touching distance of its $20 million (£12 million/€16 million) target.
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