North Korea`s Kim Kuk-hyang wins historic gold
North Korea`s Kim Kuk-hyang wins historic gold

North Korean teenager Kim Kuk-hyang made history on Thursday with her country`s first diving gold medal at the world championships with a shock victory in the women`s 10m platform final.

Defending champ 100m freestyle Cate Campbell expects battle royal
Defending champ 100m freestyle Cate Campbell expects battle royal

World champion Cate Campbell admits she faces a battle royal to keep her 100m freestyle crown at the world swimming championships.

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games
2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Tom Brady`s "Deflate-gate" ban appeal to be heard in New York court
Tom Brady`s "Deflate-gate" ban appeal to be heard in New York court

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have the court appeal of his four-game "Deflate-gate" suspension heard in a New York federal court, a judge in Minnesota ruled Thursday.

Caterine Ibarguen leaps to 28th successive triple jump win
Caterine Ibarguen leaps to 28th successive triple jump win

Colombia`s Caterine Ibarguen registered her 28th successive women`s triple jump win Thursday and should be assured of the Diamond League title at the season finale in Brussels on September 11.

2016 Rio Games: Olympic athletes not worried about polluted waters
2016 Rio Games: Olympic athletes not worried about polluted waters

Olympic sailors are not worried about getting sick during the Rio Olympics next year in spite of reports that waters where the sailing events will take place have pollution levels equivalent to raw sewage, competitors told Reuters on Thursday. Tests conducted by the Associated Press found levels of disease-causing viruses as much as 1.7 million times the level that would be considered hazardous on a Southern California beach.

Australian teenager Mack Horton relishing racing Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang
Australian teenager Mack Horton relishing racing Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang

Australian teenager Mack Horton is relishing taking on the planet`s best endurance racers including China`s Olympic champion Sun Yang when the swimming section of the world championships starts on Sunday.

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report
2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach
FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach

FIFA`s problems will not end with the election of a new president as football`s scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes
Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes

Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China`s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan`s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday`s vote.

Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head
Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head

Japan`s ruling party will recommend sacking the head of the sports association that manages the national stadium after plans for a new arena for the 2020 Summer Olympics were scrapped due to soaring costs.

2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach
2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

Workers will probably still be finishing the Olympic stadium when the Rio Games start in a year`s time, but IOC president Thomas Bach told AFP the world will still be "overwhelmed" by the event.

Booing of indigenous player `damaging` Australia society
Booing of indigenous player `damaging` Australia society

Australia`s race discrimination commissioner has condemned the persistent booing of one of the nation`s most high-profile indigenous athletes, warning it has gone beyond sport and become a blight on the country.

Five potentially mouthwatering races at World Swimming Championships
Five potentially mouthwatering races at World Swimming Championships

Ahead of the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, from August 2-9, here are five races to look out for in the pool at the Kazan Arena Stadium:

Beijing promises better air quality, enough snow for 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing promises better air quality, enough snow for 2022 Winter Olympics

Air quality and snow conditions are regarded as two of the major challenges for Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. But the city's bid officials gave an answer and solution to all the concerns, promising clean air and enough snow.

Innovation, increased gender balance at 2018 Youth Olympics
Innovation, increased gender balance at 2018 Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has approved the event programme for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to take place in Buenos Aires in 2018.

Documentary on blind chess players to release in India soon
Documentary on blind chess players to release in India soon

"Algorithms", a documentary on blind chess players, will be releasing in metros across India on August 21.

Government to form National Youth Advisory Council

Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that a National Youth Advisory Council was being set up to advise the government of youth issues.

Japan official quitting amid Tokyo 2020 stadium row
Japan official quitting amid Tokyo 2020 stadium row

A Japanese bureaucrat heading construction of the 2020 Olympic stadium is quitting his post after Tokyo ordered design plans for the venue to be ditched amid public anger over its $2.0 billion price tag.

Beijing vs Almaty: Rival bids for 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing vs Almaty: Rival bids for 2022 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must choose on Friday between Almaty in Kazakhstan and the Chinese capital Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here is how the two bids size up...