US confirms Eugene bid to host 2019 World Championships
US confirms Eugene bid to host 2019 World Championships

USA Track and Field submitted its official bid to host the 2019 athletics World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, the federation said Thursday.

Double delight for Australia at worlds
Double delight for Australia at worlds

Campbell Flakemore and Macey Stewart gave Australia a golden double at the cycling World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain on Monday.

Hospitalised John Degenkolb confident for 2014 UCI Road World Championships
Hospitalised John Degenkolb confident for 2014 UCI Road World Championships

German sprinter John Degenkolb, who recently won the green jersey as points leader on the Tour of Spain, has been hospitalised in Frankfurt with a fever, his manager Jorg Werner revealed on Wednesday.

Japan pin-up wrestler feared baldness after hot water `attack`
Japan pin-up wrestler feared baldness after hot water `attack`

Japan`s wrestling pin-up Sosuke Takatani feared he could go bald after a rival poured a kettle of hot water over his head at the world championships in Tashkent, local media reported on Friday.

Shuttlers Dewalkar-Chopra enter second round at Worlds

Indian shuttlers Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra came out on top in a topsy-turvy opening match to proceed to the men’s doubles second round of the World Championships being held at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena here Monday.

Shooting well, hope to win Olympic quota in Spain: Gurpal Singh

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Gurpal Singh is confident of cashing in on the momentum and earning a 2016 Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships in Granada, Spain.

Time to switch gear for World Championships and Asiad: Gagan Narang

Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who recently bagged a silver and a bronze in 50-metre rifle prone and 50-metre rifle 3 position, respectively, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, said it was time to switch gears as World Championships and Asian Games come calling next month.

Former world champion Amantle Montsho fails doping test

Former world champion Amantle Montsho has failed a doping test following her fourth finish at the women`s 400m at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 July 29.

Usain Bolt again says could run until 2017 worlds

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

I want to win a gold in Asian Games, says Sushil Kumar

Rio is at the back of his mind but for Sushil Kumar, one of India`s greatest Olympians, the immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games, a stage where the decorated wrestler, surprisingly, is yet to taste success.

Isinbayeva gives birth to first child

Double Olympic pole vault champion and 28-times world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has given birth to a girl, the Russian Athletics Federation said in a statement on Sunday.

Illness forces Norwegian great Hushovd to retire

Norwegian cycling legend and former world champion Thor Hushovd announced on Friday he will quit the sport after the world championships in September.

China shuttles to Indonesia Open semis

Shuttling powerhouse China dominated the Indonesia Open quarterfinals Friday, with four doubles teams and three singles pushing through to the semis.

Legendary volleyball coach Eugenio George dies

Cuban Eugenio George, chosen by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as the best coach of the 20th century, died at 81 here due to a "long and painful illness".

Japan`s Asada to sit out next season, think about retirement

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada, the veteran of two winter Olympic Games, plans to sit out the 2014-2015 competitive season but remains unsure about retirement and wants to take the year to think about her future plans.

IOA panel requests AIBA for more exposure trips for boxers

The ad-hoc committee appointed by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing owing to India`s international termination today decided to request the International Boxing Association to provide at least two training trips for both men and women as they gear up for the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year.

Jamaicans can arouse global passion for athletics: Gatlin

American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won the 100-metre race at the Jamaican Invitational Saturday, said athletic fans in this Caribbean island are capable of arousing global passion for athletics.

Robertson into world quarter-finals as landmark waits

Australia`s Neil Robertson booked his place in the quarter-finals of this year`s World Championships with a 13-7 win over Mark Allen on Monday only to barely miss out on a notable landmark.

ASF award for Saurav Ghosal, Indian team

The Asian Squash Federation Thursday named Saurav Ghosal for the Dato Alex Lee Award after the Indian champion was adjudged Outstanding Asian Men`s Player of the Year 2013.

IBL to be postponed due to busy international calendar

A busy international calender has forced the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to postpone the second edition of the lucrative Indian Badminton League (IBL) that is scheduled for September-October.