Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been used in a promotional video for the Rio 2016 Paralympics - which was posted on the Games' official Twitter page.
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Dmitry Shlyakhtin has been elected as the new President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) as the organisation looks to overturn its ban from competition in time for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Tokyo 2020's new Olympic Stadium could still be used at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, according to the project's architect.
Australia's women enjoyed a crushing 87-37 win at the Rio 2016 basketball test event at the Carioca Arena 1 in this summer's Olympic host city.
Slovenia's defending champion Peter Prevc set a hill record on the opening day of the Ski Flying World Championships at Bad Mitterndorf in Austria but he could only place second overall ahead of the individual action concluding tomorrow.
Norway's quartet took team relay honours as the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup continued in Ruhpolding in Germany today.
Norway's Kjetil Jansrud overhauled the first-run lead set by his compatriot Aksel Lund Svindal to claim International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup glory in the Alpine Combined in Wengen today.
The architect of Tokyo 2020's replacement Olympic stadium has denied that he copied the previously scrapped venue - and claims that the two designs are "very different".
Heavyweights Canada and the United States both claimed comfortable 4-0 victories to reach the final of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Women's Under-18 Championship.
Novak Djokovic and Ivana Spanovic have been named as the male and female athletes of the year by the Serbian Olympic Committee.
The Netherlands and Russia both booked their places in the quarter-finals of the women's European Water Polo Championships in Belgrade by making it three wins out of three today.
Renowned coach George Kingston has travelled to Slovakia to carry out a four-day ice sledge hockey training and education course.
Italian Dorothea Wierer shot clean on her way to a second International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup victory of the season today.
World record holder Bethany Firth is among five nominees who have been put forward for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month prize for December.
Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been installed as top seeds for this month's Australian Open.