Two Romanians who won medals at London 2012 have come up positive for anabolic steroids in the retesting of samples by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
France and Tunisia became the latest two teams to qualify for the men's volleyball tournament at this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo after winning their respective qualifiers today.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard Pound warned the organisation that they could get "taken to the cleaners" if they collaborated with esports before fully understanding it.
The head of the International Olympic Committee group monitoring the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has slammed the lack of progress the body has made since it was suspended - and warned it needs to work much harder to be reinstated.
Tokyo 2020 revealed the blossom pink colour set to be used for the signs in the special traffic lanes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament in London has been officially launched today, with upto 450 men and women from as many as 50 countries competing at the Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Kenya have qualified for the women's volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after sealing victory in the African qualifier in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé today.
Argentina's women's volleyball team earned a place at the Tokyo 2020 Games, defeating Colombia 3-1 in the South American qualifier in the Colombian capital of Bogota today.
Competitors who protest at Tokyo 2020 could face disciplinary action under IOC Athletes' Commission guidelines
Athletes who protest at Tokyo 2020 have been threatened with possible disciplinary action under Rule 50 guidelines developed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session rarely makes any actual decisions these days.
Bulgaria and France complete semi-final line-up at Men's European Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament
Bulgaria and France joined hosts Germany and Slovenia in reaching the semi-finals of the Men's European Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament in Berlin today.
Britain's Alistair Brownlee has performed a U-turn on his decision to miss Tokyo 2020, announcing that he will now try for a third Olympic title in the Japanese capital.
At the age of 23, Ruslan Zhaparov is developing into one of the finest heavyweight taekwondo exponents in the world.
But two of the proudest moments in his career thus far have involved the earning of acclaim rather than medals.
Zhaparov, born on May 27 in 1996, was just 20 when he was honoured by being named as Kazakhstan’s flag bearer during the Parade of Nations at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Three years on, in Rome’s Foro Italico arena, he caught the attention for an act of sportsmanship after earning his first appearance in a World Taekwondo Grand Prix final.
Zhaparov trailed Britain’s Mahama Cho in the second round of their semi-final but produced a grandstand finish in the third round to secure a narrow victory.
What caused the crowd to re-double its applause, however, was the way in which the two opponents embraced and congratulated each other after the bout was over.
"It is a sport; we are not enemies," Zhaparov told World Taekwondo. "Respect is very important. Taekwondo is a beautiful sport - we have to respect each other.
"Cho is seven years older than me. After the fight he [Cho] said to me I had grown up a lot since we last met. He said I had progressed well over the last two years. He is very good; I respect him."
Cho commented: "Zhaparov was much better than me on the day; technically and physically. He was absolutely clinical in every aspect."
Although he was beaten in the final by Russia’s Vladislav Larin, Zhaparov was satisfied by the highest achievement in his career up to that point, adding: "It feels really good. It is my first Grand Prix medal. I am very happy. I feel like my work has paid off. It was amazing fights. One by one. And really difficult fights. It is a big experience for me…"
That silver now sits alongside the two medals he won in 2018 - a silver at the Asian Championships and a bronze at the Asian Games.
Zhaparov’s achievement in June - at the first of the three Grand Prix series meetings preceding December’s final in Moscow - was all the greater for the fact that he had only recently returned to training a month earlier following a four-month absence with a broken hand.
"My coach says if you want to be the best you have to beat the best," he added. "It is a big experience for me and I will prepare for the next Grand Prix and aim to take the gold."
Britain's Royal Mint is launching a new coin to commemorate Team GB's participation at this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, they have announced.
Bulgaria cruise past Netherlands to top Pool B at Men's European Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament
Bulgaria eased to a straight-sets win over The Netherlands to move top of Pool B at the Men's European Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament in Berlin.