By Mike Rowbottom
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was a surprise winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow tonight as he finished ahead of golfer Rory McIlroy, who won British Open and US PGA titles and contributed to Europe's Ryder Cup victory.
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Exclusive: California bid for 2024 Games would be "perfect" for surfing's Olympic ambitions, claims ISA President
Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, believes it would be "perfect" for his sport's ambitions of joining the Olympic programme if the United States, expected to announce this week whether it intends to bid for the 2024 Summer Games, should choose a host city in California.
Nick Davies, deputy general secretary of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has described media stories alleging that 150 athletes, including several Olympic champions, had suspicious blood values between but were not subject to proper target testing as "misleading" and "unethical".
Valentin Balakhnichev, President of the Russian Athletics Federation (VLFA), has stepped down from his role within the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) pending investigations into an alleged institutionalised doping system in his country.
Modern pentathlon's new fencing format - the fencing bonus round - will be established next season after earning the approval of a huge majority of delegates at the sport's Congress in Sofia.
Beth Lula, brand director at Rio 2016, has hailed the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots a huge success, commenting: "We are very proud of our mascots and very happy that they were welcomed by the public and media in Brazil."
A new online platform for potential hosts of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) events will be launched in January.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack departed from his official speech for the World Athlete of the Year awards here tonight to stress the unique place athletics holds as the "heart and soul" of the Olympic Movement.
Renaud Lavillenie had the perfect end to his "perfect year" here tonight as he received the Men's World Athlete of the Year award at the International Athletics Foundation Gala, with the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Women's award going to New Zealand's shot putter Valerie Adams, unbeaten now in 56 consecutive competitions.
World pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie, here as one of three contenders for the International Association of Athletics Federations' Male World Athlete of the Year award tomorrow, spoke of his sadness over the destruction of the venue in Donetsk where he set his record of 6.16 metres in February.
Exclusive: IAAF claim Doha's $37 million offer in 2019 World Championships bid was legal and within guidelines
Allegations that the Doha team which successfully bid here this week for the 2019 World Athletics Championships made an "illegal" offer of $37 million (£24 million/€29 million) have been denied by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
A new unified qualification system for next year's World Championships in Beijing, announced at the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) Council meeting, is likely to improve the overall quality of the event, but may result in some countries struggling to field a wide range of competitors.
Ostrava, hosts of the annual Golden Spike meeting, will stage the International Association of Athletics Federation's third Continental Cup in 2018 after beating rival Bydgoszcz in today's vote of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council in Monaco.
Doha will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships after beating rivals Barcelona and Eugene in a secret ballot vote at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council meeting in Monaco today.
On the eve of the decision as to who will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Doha bid leader Dahlan Al-Hamad has dismissed fears other Gulf states would boycott a staging in Qatar as a result of tensions in the area.