Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme
Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200 metres is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is "ridiculous" and must not happen.

Saina Nehwal stuns Shixian Wang in World Super Series finals
Saina Nehwal stuns Shixian Wang in World Super Series finals

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal dished out a dominating performance to post a straight-game win over two-time All England Champion Shixian Wang of China and start her campaign on a positive note at the season-ending BWF's World Super Series badminton final, here on Wednesday.

''Super-bacteria'' in Rio sailing waters causes concern
''Super-bacteria'' in Rio sailing waters causes concern

Scientists at a Rio de Janeiro research institute have found what they call a new "super-bacteria" that is resistant to antibiotics in the waters where sailors will compete in the Olympic sailing events in 2016.

South Africa prosecutors win bid to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction
South Africa prosecutors win bid to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will now seek a murder conviction.

Champions Trophy: India beat Netherlands for first time in 18 years
Champions Trophy: India beat Netherlands for first time in 18 years

An inspired India registered their first win over the Netherlands in 18 years when they stunned the World Cup and Olympic silver medallists 3-2 in a high-voltage encounter to finish third in Pool B at the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Tuesday.

Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year
Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year

Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams were named World Athletes of the Year at an IAAF gala in Monaco on Friday.

Appeal against Oscar Pistorius' manslaughter conviction set for Dec 9 hearing
Appeal against Oscar Pistorius' manslaughter conviction set for Dec 9 hearing

Jailed Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' prosecutors have revealed that their application to appeal against the double amputees manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would he heard in a Pretoria court on December 9.

Oscar Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail
Oscar Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail

Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa`s toughest prisons if the double-amputee Olympic track star is sentenced to jail time for killing his girlfriend, the head of the prison service said on Thursday.

Michael Phelps going back to rehab following arrest for driving under influence
Michael Phelps going back to rehab following arrest for driving under influence

American swimming greatMichael Phelps is reportedly taking a break from the sport after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Asian Games: Korean schoolboy outguns Olympic champion
Asian Games: Korean schoolboy outguns Olympic champion

Shy teenager Kim Cheong-Yong beat the Olympic and world champion to individual gold as South Korea swept the men`s 10 metre air pistol titles at the Asian Games Sunday.

Ben Ainslie coy over America`s Cup role
Ben Ainslie coy over America`s Cup role

Olympic sailing great Ben Ainslie may be in the process of trying to put together Britain`s first winning America`s Cup team but he said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be a crew member at the 2017 edition.

Paralyzed Olympic star Amy Van Dyken returns to Arizona home
Paralyzed Olympic star Amy Van Dyken returns to Arizona home

U.S. Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken, who was paralyzed three months ago in an all-terrain vehicle crash, returned to her Arizona home on Friday in a wheelchair for the first time since the accident, a representative said.

Federica Pellegrini claims third European 200m freestyle title

Federica Pellegrini proved once again she is Europe`s queen of the 200m freestyle after claiming her third straight title at the European Championships in Berlin on Saturday.

Mo Farah returns for European Athletics Championships after scare

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week`s European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate.

Mary Kom angry after postponement of Asian Games boxing trial

The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers.

Trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius – Vital facts

The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius will wind up on Friday, ending six months of at times gripping courtroom drama that transfixed his native South Africa and millions more around the world.

Oscar Pistorius' defence is "devoid of any truth", prosecutor says

South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius` murder trial on Thursday to reject the Olympic and Paralympic track star`s defence as "devoid of any truth".

Michael Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps, on a comeback that could take him to the Rio Games, is teaming up with a swimwear manufacturer to develop a line of competitive swimming equipment.

Rio unveils Olympic test event calendar

All but two of the 45 test events for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be held within a year of the Games` opening ceremony, the local organising committee said.

Commonwealth Games: Nijel Amos stuns David Rudisha, Blessing Okagbare in sprint double

Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha was beaten by Nijel Amos in the Commonwealth Games 800m final while Nigeria`s Blessing Okagbare claimed a women`s sprint double.