Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov, a key figure in the launching of the first European Games in Baku in 2015, has died at the age of 56, it was announced tonight.
Tallent to miss chance of medal at fourth consecutive Olympics at Tokyo 2020 after injury-enforced retirement
Australia’s most successful male Olympic athlete, race walker Jared Tallent, will miss Tokyo 2020 after injury forced him to announce his retirement at the age of 36.
Olympic balance beam gold medallist Shawn Johnson has revealed she has contracted coronavirus while pregnant.
Beijing 2008 Olympic racewalking champion Valery Borchin rejected a return to competition after serving an eight year doping ban.
Kenyan taekwondo Olympian Dickson Wamwiri has died at the young age of 35, shortly after collapsing in his bathroom on Sunday morning (September 5).
American cyclist and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games bronze medallist Anthony Zahn has died of pancreatic cancer aged 45, it has been announced.
Beijing 2008 Olympic gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin has launched a fund for gyms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Marcio Araujo is recovering from COVID-19 after admitting he had "almost died" from the virus.
Work has begun on Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing to upgrade it ahead of the Winter Olympic Games.
Manchester City and France centre back Aymeric Laporte has returned the London 2012 outfit of late boxer Alexis Vastine to his father after buying it in a charity auction for coronavirus relief.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has presented Japanese fencer Yuki Ota with an Olympic pin in recognition of his silver medal-winning performance at Beijing 2008.
The United States' double Olympic basketball gold medallist Kobe Bryant died today in a fatal California helicopter crash that killed eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter.
The National Stadium in Beijing is among several public buildings to have been closed by Chinese authorities as they battle to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus which is sweeping across the country.
Funding worth up to $5 million (£4 million/€4.5 million) is to be provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) to encourage them to store drug samples for up to 10 years.
At the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships, which came to an end last weekend, a son et lumiere with electronic lights flashing names around the Khalifa International Stadium accompanied the introduction of athletes before competition.