Bernie Ecclestone is biggest dealmaker in sporting history
Bernie Ecclestone is biggest dealmaker in sporting history

A new research has revealed that Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has signed 14.6 billion pounds worth of contracts during his career, which makes him the biggest individual deal maker in the history of professional sport.

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015
Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015

Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete next year but is fixing her sights on the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Russian said on Thursday.

Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge
Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

International Rugby Board to become World Rugby
International Rugby Board to become World Rugby

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is to change its name to World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union announced Thursday.

North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official

North Korea hopes to harness the power of sport to raise its image on the world stage through international competitions such as the Olympic Games, and to bolster labour output and national defence by improving its citizens` well-being, the head of a North Korean sports delegation said on Wednesday.

Golf`s Olympic resurgence begins in Nanjing Youth Games

It has been more than 100 years since the world`s top golfers have targeted a spot in the Olympic Games, but all will change with the sport being included in the 2016 Rio Games. In less than two years, the sport makes a long-awaited return to the Games in Rio and, as is starting to become a trend, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at Nanjing are leading the way.

Dubai keen on bidding for Olympics: Officials

The Gulf Arab sheikdom has plans to expand its existing sports facilities across the emirate and eyes submitting a bid to host the Olympic Games.

Priyanka Chopra fought real boxers in `Mary Kom`

Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in ‘Mary Kom’, a biopic on the five time World Champion boxer.

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Will try our best: `Mary Kom` makers on film`s Manipur release

Makers of ‘Mary Kom’, based on boxer MC Mary Kom's life, have said they will try their best to release the movie in Manipur, the Olympic bronze medallist's home state, where Hindi films are not shown since a few years.

Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90.

Golf Olympic qualification system announced

Golfers`qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be based on athletes` world rankings over the next two years, golf`s world governing body said here Tuesday.

`Mary Kom` Priyanka Chopra presents another `first look`

After Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ featuring Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra is gearing up with her boxing gloves to present herself in and as ‘Mary Kom’.

Court of Arbitration for Sport to work at Incheon during Asiad

The Incheon Asian Games, scheduled from September 19 to October 4 in South Korea, will be the first continental games to have a Court of Arbitration for Sport`s (CAS) ad-hoc division to deal with disputes, after the Olympic Games of 1996 and Commonwealth Games in 1998.

Xenon gas moves closer to WADA ban

The use of xenon gas to boost performance, a method allegedly pioneered by Russian athletes, could be banned, the world anti-doping agency (WADA) said Friday.

Terry Walsh targets top 8 finish in hockey World Cup

With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men`s hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is realistic about his ward`s chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus".

Athletes tend to lose focus ahead of Olympics, says Heena Sidhu

The best phase of Heena Sidhu`s career may have "begun" but the recently-crowned world number one shooter says athletes tend to lose focus ahead of Olympic Games due to problems that are not necessarily related to sports.

South Korea's sports ministry probes federations

South Korea`s sports ministry has launched a probe into seven winter sports federations in a bid to uncover any illegal activities and recover public trust in the organisations ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games.