Rome 2024 Olympics bid collapses in acrimony

Rome is set to drop its bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be "irresponsible" to be a candidate. Virginia Raggi of the Five Star movement was elected in June. Her decision was...

Doping: Putin says WADA leaks raise a lot of questions

Australian Olympic champion rower Kim Brennan has spoken of her deep disappointment that her integrity as a clean athlete has been called into question over a shot of adrenaline administered in a medical emergency. Brennan, who won gold in the...

Rio Paralympics: Orji wins Nigeria’s 8th gold medal

It was another golden day for Team Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as Josephine Orji won another gold for the country in the women’s +86kg Powerlifting. Orji lifted a weight of 160kg to break her own previous world...

Rio Paralympics: Britain’s Storey wins record 13th gold

Britain's Dame Sarah Storey claimed her 13th Paralympic gold medal by winning the road cycling C5 time trial in Rio. Her victory took GB to 35 golds, surpassing their tally at London 2012. Storey has now won two events at these...

Rio Paralympics: Nigerian Lucy Ejike sets World Record

  Lucy Ejike has won the third gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. Ejike broke the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting event on Sunday. Egypt’s Fatma...

Rio Paralympics: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony

Brazilian president Michel Temer was booed as the 2016 Paralympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro to a backdrop of colour, music and a powerful message of inclusivity. Thousands of performers were involved either side of the two-hour procession of...