Olympic men's 100 metres freestyle silver-medallist Pieter Timmers to retire from swimming after current season
Timmers had initially planned to compete at the Tokyo Olympics but the postponement by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic has derailed his ambition
Ruth Jebet, who competes for Bahrain, tested positive for the stamina-boosting drug EPO in a sample she gave in December 2017. She won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and was the world record holder at the time she tested positive.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban
With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban in time for Tokyo Olympics 2020
Kenyan runner Alfred Kipketer, who raced in the 800-metre final at the 2016 Olympics, has been suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests.
Iran’s only female Olympic medallist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool.
Pullela Gopichand interview: Indian badminton team's chief coach on PV Sindhu's slump, hectic BWF calendar and more
There’s a running joke in badminton circles: at Rio Olympics, everyone prepared for Saina Nehwal. But PV Sindhu was the out-of-syllabus question. Pullela Gopichand grins as this anecdote comes up. But he soon gets serious.
The new, computerised system makes the judges' scoring visible in real time, in a bid to avoid the sort of controversy that plagued boxing in Rio 2016 when dozens of officials and referees were suspended over alleged match-fixing.
FINA World Championships 2019: Olympic medallist Tamas Kenderesi held back over sexual harassment allegations
Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi has been banned from leaving the country for 10 days until the South Korean police investigate an incident in a nightclub
Thomas Rohler interview: Rio 2016 gold medallist on Germany's secret to success in javelin, Neeraj Chopra's emergence and more
Rohler talks about a host of issues: the mental barriers in javelin throwing; how to be a 90m thrower; his own path from a small city called Jena to becoming an Olympic champion; the secret behind Germany’s success in javelin throw and India’s Neeraj Chopra.
Women's World Boxing Championships: Olympic medallist Mira Potkonen emerges as flag-bearer of conventional sports in Finland
Having won Finland’s only medal at Rio Olympics, boxer Mira Potkonen has become a flag-bearer for conventional sports in a country where events like Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships and Wife Carrying World Championships are now the biggest rage.
Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson says there's more to learn from losing abroad than winning in India
Jinson Johnson has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics after a successful Asian Games where he won two medals and will be hoping to solidify his place as one of India's best athletes.
Asian Games 2018: Olympic Council of Asia foils Russian cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya's attempts to compete for Uzbekistan
Olga Zabelinskaya, a cyclist who formerly represented Russia, winning silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, attempted to compete for Uzbekistan at the Asian Games but was denied permission.
Gymnastics star Dipa Karmakar's golden comeback at Turkey should help her confidence soar high ahead of Asian Games
Aat the Mersin Gymnastics Hall on Sunday, Dipa Karmakar opted for Handspring 360 and Tsukuhara 720 with difficulty ratings of 5.4 and 5.6 to log an impressive 14.100 and 14.200, and was miles ahead of her rivals.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai's 10m air pistol gold could rekindle Olympic ambitions after confidence-hit at Rio
The Olympic peak still looms large over the unassuming Jitu Rai, but this performance may just will him for a repeat journey.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold medallist Mirabai Chanu reveals how she nearly quit weightlifting after Rio failure
Mirabai Chanu's record-breaking feats at the Commonwealth Games 2018 might never have happened had she decided to hang up her boots, which she nearly did after her disappointing show at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Cate Campbell is blazing the comeback trail after taking a year out from the sport, prompted by what Campbell described as the "greatest choke in Olympic history" in Rio.
Miami Open: Juan Martin Del Potro hopes to win third straight ATP title of 2018 at 'favourite' tournament
Juan Martin Del Potro captured his second ATP title in a row when he beat Roger Federer to win the Indian Wells Masters title.
The Tokyo 2020 mascot will hope to replicate the success of Soohorang, the cuddly stuffed tiger from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang handed out to athletes on the podium.
At Gold Coast, the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik will be leading India's charge in wrestling in the women's section and she would want to translate reasonable success in 2017 to a major success this year.
Mumbai Marathon 2018: On 2016 champ Nitendra Singh Rawat's comeback, Gopi Thonakal leaves with bragging rights
In a race of small margins, Gopi held on to his pace and finished ahead of Nitendra Singh Rawat, the man he had been a pacer to in 2016.