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Turkish President: Choosing Istanbul 2020 Would Show ‘Olympics is Truly Universal’

Turkey's President Abdullah Gül today told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission that choosing Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics would send...

Proposed Bill Would Give USADA Authority Over Horse Racing

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is expected to be commissioned to create testing and stiffer penalty programs for the American horse racing industry. The...

Florida School Cuts Stadium Deal With Questionable Partner

It is not uncommon for pro sports franchises to sell naming rights to sports facilities to well-heeled benefactors.  At least 70 pro sports facilities...

New Brazilian President Booed as he Opens Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Protesters jeered Brazil’s new President Michel Temer as he opened the Paralympic Games in one of his first official outings since taking office last...

Iran Foreign Minister Reveals US Wrestlers Granted Visas

Visas will be granted for United States wrestlers to attend a World Cup event in Iran following pressure from sporting bodies, it has been...

Strong Political Will Displayed at Peace and Sport International Forum 2013

After three days of intense debates and open discussions, Joël Bouzou closed the Peace and Sport International Forum 2013 in the presence of more...

Pound and Sealy given top recognition in New Year’s Honours lists

Richard Pound and Austin Sealy, two of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s longest-serving members, have both been recognized in New Year's Honours lists. The...

Dubai withdraw from hosting 2016 SportAccord Convention

Dubai has withdrawn from hosting the 2016 SportAccord Convention, a major blow for the annual event as it continues its rebuilding process following a...

Olympic Qualification Expulsion “Really Embarrassing” Admits New Zealand Football Chief Executive

New Zealand Football (NZF) chief executive Andy Martin claimed today they did nothing wrong leading up to the Olympic qualifying tournament here, but admitted...

Sex Abuse Victim Speaks at Former Coach’s Sentencing

A former Collierville High School softball player fought tears Monday during the sentence hearing for her onetime coach and teacher, who admits giving her...

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