Poorly attended news conferences, a meagre global social media footprint and lack of much obvious enthusiasm on the ground; Beijing looks like an improbable front-runner to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
One year after crashing out of the race, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador were back in control of the Tour de France, hurting their main rivals in a hectic second stage won by German Andre Greipel on Sunday.
Former greats and fans Saturday mourned the failure of Pakistan’s hockey team to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games, describing it the blackest day in the sport once dominated by the country.
Rohan Dennis vowed to keep hold of the yellow jersey for as long as possible after winning the Tour de France’s opening stage.
Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 metres in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds on Saturday.
A doping-related scandal involving the tainted Astana team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali marred the start of the Grand Boucle in Utrecht on Saturday.
A year after Ji Cheng captivated Tour de France fans it is the turn for Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot to take their own place in the history books.
Olympic 200 meters gold medallist Allyson Felix surprisingly has not ruled out attempting to win both the 200 and 400 meters at August’s world championships in Beijing, her coach told Reuters on Thursday.
Malaysia’s Nicol David celebrates her ninth year as world squash number one this week but her chances of making it a decade of dominance are under severe threat from Raneem El Welily.
Kerri Walsh Jennings is eyeing her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next year but the American beach volleyball champion will have to complete this remarkable feat with a new partner.
The cost of venues for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will have to be carefully watched and managed despite previous cuts, but otherwise the Japanese capital’s preparations are “outstanding,” IOC Vice President John Coates said on Wednesday.
Chris Froome struggled for form, then crashed but the Briton looks ready just in time to compete for a second Tour de France title although micro managers Team Sky will struggle to control the race like they usually do.
Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlinfired a World Championships warning shot Sunday, winning the 200m title at the US athletics championships in a blistering 19.57sec.
Justin Gatlin moved closer to a world sprint double and Allyson Felix broke through to win a stirring women’s 400 metres at the U.S. trials for the world championships on Saturday.
Former 100-metre world-record holder Asafa Powell made a strong start and showed top form Thursday in winning his opening-round 100m heat at the Jamaican Athletics Championships.
Mystery and confusion surrounded Usain Bolt after he declined to race in the 100 metres at Jamaica’s national trials on Thursday, raising concerns about his fitness ahead of the world championships.
Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin does not understand why people insist on calling him a two-time drug cheat and want him kicked out of the sport.
British boxer George Groves suffered a minor head injury in a boating accident on Monday but the incident will not impact his Las Vegas fight with Badou Jack for the WBC super-middleweight title, his management said.
Bronze medalist at the recent Asian Championships Nimali Liyanarachchi clinched gold medal in the women’s 800m with a performance of 2 minutes 07.18 secs while her male counterpart Indunil Herath finished second with a time of 1 minute 49.95secs at the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix held at the National Stadium of Thailand.
Giro winner Alberto Contador slipped nicely into gear ahead of the Tour de France with victory in the four-day Route du Sud on Sunday.