IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned
IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

Athletics` world governing body the IAAF confirmed Thursday they are probing claims that Russia`s Olympic 20km walk champion Elena Lashmanova took part in a race despite being on a two-year doping ban.

Alpine Skiing: Frida Hansdotter wins to gain boost ahead of world championships
Alpine Skiing: Frida Hansdotter wins to gain boost ahead of world championships

Swedish skier Frida Hansdotter struck a psychological blow against American rival and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin ahead of next month`s World Championships by winning the women`s World Cup slalom at the Austrian resort of Flachau on Tuesday.

Honeymooning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie rescued by Richard Branson
Honeymooning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie rescued by Richard Branson

Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie revealed on Tuesday that he and his new wife were helped by British entrepreneur Richard Branson after running into trouble while sailing on their honeymoon.

Star Yuzuru Hanyu out for six weeks after surgery
Star Yuzuru Hanyu out for six weeks after surgery

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will remain off the ice for six weeks after going through a surgery for abdominal pain, Japanese media said Wednesday.

Tina Maze maintains women's World Cup giant slalom lead
Tina Maze maintains women's World Cup giant slalom lead

Olympic champion Tina Maze consolidated her overall World Cup lead on Friday when she produced a stunning second giant slalom run to clinch an impressive victory.

China star Sun Yang was `let down`: Former coach
China star Sun Yang was `let down`: Former coach

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang`s Australian coach said he felt sorry for the double Olympic champion after it emerged he had served a doping ban, telling media Thursday the athlete was "let down".

Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015
Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015

Kenya's Olympic 800 metre champion David Rudisha has supported British athletics great Sebastian Coe's bid for International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) presidency.

Saina, Srikanth wins fantastic for Indian badminton: Gopichand
Saina, Srikanth wins fantastic for Indian badminton: Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand Sunday said the feat of his two proteges -- Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth -- winning the China Open Super Series Premier titles is "fantastic for Indian badminton".

Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles
Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

 India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the women's singles title of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier but compatriot Kidambi Srikanth grabbed all the headlines by pulling off the biggest upset of his career when he beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan to win the men's singles title here Sunday.

Asian Games: Lin Dan shatters Lee Chong Wei's golden dreams
Asian Games: Lin Dan shatters Lee Chong Wei's golden dreams

China's Olympic champion Lin Dan shattered world number one Lee Chong Wei's dreams of Asian Games gold today with a 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 victory in the semi-finals.

Gymnastic legend Oksana Chusovitin eyes her seventh Olympics in Rio
Gymnastic legend Oksana Chusovitin eyes her seventh Olympics in Rio

Former Olympic champion and gymnastic legend Oksana Chusovitin said Wednesday that she hopes to compete in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 in what would be her seventh Olympic Games.

Asian Games: Hong Kong`s Sarah Lee Wai-sze takes keirin gold

Hong Kong`s Olympic medal-winning track cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze took gold in the women`s keirin at the Asian Games on Sunday.

Asian Games: Japan`s Kosuke Hagino wins 200m freestyle
Asian Games: Japan`s Kosuke Hagino wins 200m freestyle

Japan`s Kosuke Hagino stunned heavyweights Sun Yang and Park Tae-Hwan to snatch Asian Games gold in an electrifying men`s 200 metres freestyle final on Sunday.

South Korea pick Olympic wrestling champion to carry flag
South Korea pick Olympic wrestling champion to carry flag

South Korea have chosen Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Kim Hyeon-woo to carry the flag at Friday`s opening ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games.

Cesar Cielo sets year's fastest 50m freestyle swimming time
Cesar Cielo sets year's fastest 50m freestyle swimming time

Olympic champion Cesar Cielo of Brazil has set the world's fastest 50-metre freestyle time of the year at a short course swimming event in Brazil.

Spain`s Carolina Marin stuns Li Xuerui to win women`s badminton singles title
Spain`s Carolina Marin stuns Li Xuerui to win women`s badminton singles title

Spain`s Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women`s singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday.

Nijel Amos beats David Rudisha again, Lashawn Merritt cruises home
Nijel Amos beats David Rudisha again, Lashawn Merritt cruises home

Botswana`s Nijel Amos repeated his Commonwealth Games win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men`s 800 metres at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday.

Usain Bolt ends season, will not run in Zurich

World record holder and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday`s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organisers said on Sunday.

Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday.

Olympic champion Nicola Adams out of World Boxing Championships

Olympic champion Nicola Adams has withdrawn from the Women`s World Boxing Championships in South Korea in November due to injury, it was announced Friday.