Futaba, one of the towns in Japan worst affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, is set to be added to the route of the Olympic Torch Relay for Tokyo 2020, it was revealed today.
Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei has claimed the suspension of so many of the country's top runners for doping proves they are taking the problem seriously and are on their way to solving it.
Pavel Kolobkov has stepped down as Russian Sports Minister after the entire Government resigned following President Vladimir Putin's annual state-of-the-nation address.
International Boxing Association (AIBA) Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane has hailed the Continental Forum an early success.
The United States' first hosting of the World Athletics Championships is on course to be a success, leading officials from the International Federation have claimed following a visit Oregon, due to stage the event next year, despite budget concerns.
Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis urged the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to change its culture at the organisation's first Continental Forum here.
Three-time Olympic champion Aly Raisman of the United States has confirmed she will not compete at this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Women's World Chess Championship chief arbiter Shohreh Bayat has refused to return home from Iran, after she was criticised for allegedly not wearing a hijab during the tournament.
Japanese star swimmer Rikako Ikee revealed she had been discharged from hospital for leukemia treatment and will now be targeting the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) has pleged AUD$25,000 (£13,200/$17,200/€15,500) to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, as torrential downpours finally bring some relief to the ravaged terrain of eastern Australia.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has paid tribute to the winners of the IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards, Malcolm Arnold and Ulla Koch, who received commemorative statuettes in a ceremony at Lausanne's Olympic Museum.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced that its highest award is to be presented to Artemis Ignatiou, the choreographer of the flame lighting ceremony in Ancient Olympia.
Chinese Grammy-nominated concert pianist Lang Lang has been announced as an image ambassador of next year's Summer World University Games in Chengdu.
Colombian swimmer Daniel Giraldo has won the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) Athlete of the Month award for December.
Austria's Lisa Hirner won the first women's Nordic combined competition to be contested at an Olympic event, on a golden day for her country at Lausanne 2020.