Los Angeles (AFP) - Sidney Crosby will captain Canada at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, it was confirmed Thursday.
London (AFP) - Former High Court Judge Carroll Moran has been appointed to head the investigation into the Irish Olympic ticket scandal in Rio and will also probe sales for the 2012 Games in London.
Geneva (AFP) - A ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics was upheld Tuesday, triggering anger in Moscow after the country lost an appeal against their exclusion over a vast, state-run doping programme.
Moscow (AFP) - Russia's powerful Investigative Committee on Tuesday suggested the World Anti-Doping Agency could have ordered the destruction of test samples at Moscow's anti-doping laboratory as the country tries to deflect blame over a string of doping scandals.
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rugby and golf thrived on their return to the Olympics after a century away, but will face new challengers in the battle to retain a place beyond the Toyko 2020 Games.
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian police arrested Europe's top Olympic official Patrick Hickey on Wednesday over black market sales of Rio Games tickets forcing the sports baron to 'temporarily' leave his posts.
Moscow (AFP) - Russia's Paralympic Committee on Monday announced it has filed an appeal against the decision to ban the country from the Rio Paralympic Games over evidence of state-sponsored doping.
Almaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - Comments by former Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin suggesting all athletes competing in certain Olympic sports use banned performance-enhancing drugs rattled Russia's media on Wednesday as the country remains embroiled in doping scandals.
London (AFP) - Just over a year ago Pat Hickey celebrated his 70th birthday in lavish style at the first European Games in Baku which was a brainchild of the Irish sports powerbroker.
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Round-the-clock security will help prevent any "mousehole" incidents at the Rio Olympics after the sample-switching doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, a senior official said on Monday.
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A German journalist behind many revelations on doping in Russia said Sunday that Russian long jumper Darya Klishina had been prevented from competing at the Rio Olympics after two of her sample bottles were found to have been tampered with.