After football, volleyball – in both its indoor and beach forms – is the second most popular sport in Brazil and not surprisingly, the country has produced some of the most successful teams in history. Perhaps surprisingly, though, beach volleyball didn’t really take off in Brazil and elsewhere in South America until the 1980s. Show More Summary
In the third meeting between the two leaders, they discussed the good progress and quality of construction of Olympic venues over the last year. President Park reiterated her government’s full support and guidance for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. “We had a very successful visit here in Korea,” said President Bach. Show More Summary
IOC Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel commented, “With less than one year to go until the opening of the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, we have been delighted with the unity of spirit and mission that is driving ‘Team Brazil’ to deliver a successful first wave of test events. Show More Summary
Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) confirmed his status as one of triathlon’s top all-rounders, by taking the gold medal and ensuring a berth for himself and his National Federation at next year’s Olympic Games. “It feels great to have my qualification for Rio,” he said. Show More Summary
Olympic showjumping champions Great Britain qualify for Rio 2016 by finishing in fourth place at the European Championships.
Some think he is a stain on athletics, others say it is time to forgive - could a Gatlin victory over Bolt create the wrong headlines?
According to a report by the New York Times, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner—Olympic gold medalist—could face a manslaughter charge for her part in a fatal car crash that occurred in February. Los Angeles Sheriff’s investigators...Show More Summary
Newly elected IAAF president Lord Coe is a future chief of the International Olympic Committee, says Baroness Grey-Thompson.
Turkish London 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping.
A study which found a third of top athletes admitted using banned performance-enhancing techniques has allegedly been suppressed by the IAAF.
Welshman Joe Cordina wins gold at the European Championships, as Great Britain enjoy their best ever results at the event.
Britain's Charlotte Dujardin successfully defends her European Grand Prix Special dressage title in Aachen, Germany.
Andrew Baggaley says it is 'strange' that minority sports have not benefitted more from Olympic legacy.
GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh says Crista Cullen's decision to come out of retirement can only be a positive.
The International Olympic Committee says Rio can deliver an "outstanding" Olympics but plays down water quality concerns.
Two-time world cycling champion Becky James can make the GB team for Rio despite injury problems, says Shane Sutton.
Jade Jones will "try things" at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow without the pressure to chase Rio 2016 qualification points.
In the third annual report to be released since the Games, Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the UK Government and Mayor of London have revealed the lasting benefits and positive impact provided by the...Show More Summary