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Mesut Ozil`s Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

Mesut Ozil`s Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said he dreams of helping Germany win Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016 next year -- much to the surprise of the national side`s senior staff.

Cakir-Alptekin stripped of Olympic gold for doping

Turkey`s Asli Cakir-Alptekin has been stripped of the 2012 Olympic women`s 1,500 metres gold medal and banned for eight years for a doping offence, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.

Canada seek to end medal drought at Ice Hockey World Championships

Canada seek to end medal drought at Ice Hockey World Championships

Led by Sidney Crosby, Canada will be looking to end their five-year medal drought at the ice hockey world championships as the 2015 edition starts in the Czech Republic on Friday.

Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again

Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again

Lee Chong Wei`s dream of winning Olympic gold is back on after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) gave him the benefit of the doubt following a positive doping test.

Magical Magyar Jeno Buzanszky stable but to remain in hospital

Magical Magyar Jeno Buzanszky stable but to remain in hospital

The health of Jeno Buzanszky, the last living member of Hungary`s Magical Magyars team, is improving but the 89-year-old will stay in hospital until next year, his son told FourFourTwo magazine on Tuesday.

Muhammad Ali slayer Leon Spinks critically ill in hospital

Muhammad Ali slayer Leon Spinks critically ill in hospital

American boxing legend Leon Spinks, who famously beat Muhammad Ali in 1978, is reportedly hospitalized in Las Vegas and his friends have said that the situation is very serious.

German Olympic champion banned for doping

Former Olympic champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle has been handed a two-year ban for doping at the Sochi Olympic Games in February.

De la Hoya inducted into Hall of Fame

Ten-time boxing world champion Oscar de la Hoya was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, using the occasion to call for unity in the sport.

Kipsang hopes to beat world marathon record in London

World record holder Wilson Kipsang has said he is in better form for Sunday`s London Marathon than last year when he broke the world record mark in Berlin.

British women extend team pursuit reign in track cycling World Championships

Great Britain retained their women`s team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain`s first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships.

Ukraine wins first Olympic gold in Sochi

Ukraine Friday won its first ever Olympic women`s biathlon relay gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

Queen Yu-Na on track for second Olympic gold

South Korea`s Kim Yu-Na remained on course to defend her Olympic women`s figure skating crown on Wednesday but leads Russia`s Adelina Sotnikova and Italy`s Carolina Kostner by less than a point.

Sochi Olympics: Giant slalom king Ligety skis towards gold

US tyro Ted Ligety proved once again he was the undoubted king of the giant slalom on Wednesday, setting himself up nicely for Olympic gold after a storming first run.

Sochi: Super Jules still keen on another Olympic gold

Julia Mancuso bowed out of the Sochi Games with a super-combined bronze, but admitted the lure of gold and her love of the Olympics could see her don US colours again in four years` time.

Kato and Nagashima seek gold this time

Speed skaters Joji Kato and Keiichiro Nagashima are once again eyeing 500 metres Olympic gold and Japanese fans are hoping it will not be another double disappointment.

Victoria Pendleton opens up on life after cycling career

Victoria Pendleton has confessed that retiring has given her a sense of freedom.

`Fastest mom` ready to fly in Sochi

Noelle Pikus-Pace is on a mission to win Olympic gold - and the American skeleton racer - dubbed the `fastest mom on ice` - will not let anything distract her from making it third time lucky.

Asada pursues the perfect jump

When Japan`s Mao Asada steps onto the ice in Sochi, she will be hoping to finish off her amateur career with Olympic gold - and a perfect set of the complicated jumps that have long been both her trademark and her Achilles heel.

Chan eyes tweaks to outfox rivals in Sochi

Three-time reigning men`s world champion Patrick Chan was fine-tuning his routines for the Sochi Winter Olympics even as he won his seventh title at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.