Hickey claims new Glasgow and Berlin event poses no threat to European Games

By Duncan Mackay

European Olympic Committees President Patrick Hickey claims he has no fear over the European Sports Championships ©Baku 2015Patrick Hickey has dismissed fears that the newly-launched European Sports Championship, to be co-hosted by Glasgow and Berlin in 2018, is a threat to the European Games. 

Great Wall to provide backdrop for ski jumping at Beijing 2022

By Nick Butler at the Genting Grand Hotel in Chongli County

The proposed Beijing 2022 ski jumping venue will take place in the shadow of the Great Wall ©ITGSki jumping will take place at a venue overlooking the Great Wall of China if Beijing are awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, they have promised. 

Lima to host 2017 SportAccord World Combat Games

By Emily Goddard

Lima in Peru has been confirmed as the host of the 2017 World Combat Games ©SportAccord SportAccord has revealed Peru's capital Lima as the host of the 2017 World Combat Games.

Baku 2015 launch European Games Spectator Information Centre

By Michael Pavitt

Baku 2015 have launched a Spectator Information Centre ahead of the inaugural European Games ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 have launched a Spectator Information Centre which will aim to help provide valuable and up to date information for people who wish to be part of the inaugural European Games in the Azerbaijani capital.

UAE Athletics Federation President denies watches for votes claim in IAAF election

By Liam Morgan

UAE Athletics Federation President Ahmad al Kamali has strongly denied claims he gave watches to African delegates in an attempt to win votes ©Getty ImagesUAE Athletics Federation President Ahmad Al Kamali has "emphatically denied" claims he allegedly offered African delegates Rolex watches in an attempt to win votes in the upcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) elections. 

SportAccord Convention announce Filmmaster as Silver Partner

By Liam Morgan

Filmmaster have been announced as the latest Silver Partner for SportAccord Convention ©FilmmasterSportAccord Convention have announced event agency Filmmaster as their latest Silver Partner for this year's World Sport & Business Summit at the Sochi ExpocCentre. 

UK prepares to host first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships

By Emily Goddard

British BC1/BC2 team Martin Davis, Josh Rowe, Will Hipwell, Claire Taggart, Nigel Murray and David Smith will be hoping to qualify for Rio 2016 on home turf ©GB BocciaGuildford in the United Kingdom is preparing to host the first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships this year where the continent's best players will battle it out for qualification to next year's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Duhamel and Radford secure pairs gold at World Skating Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford saw off Chinese competition to claim pairs gold ©Getty ImagesCanada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford claimed gold in the pairs event on the second day of competition in the International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, China.

Britain and China enjoy golden starts to Para-cycling Track World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Jody Cundy was one of four British gold medallists on the opening day of the World Championships ©Getty ImagesBritain claimed four gold medals on the opening day of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championships in the time-trial events at the Velodrome Omnisport in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
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