French newspaper Le Monde has claimed further evidence of corruption in the Rio 2016 boxing tournament. Photograph: Getty Images

As the international boxing association (AIBA) continues to struggle with controversy and convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its (...)

 Japan’s Olympic Committee President (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda  says he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Tsunekazu Takeda, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo l(...)

“A lot of people will look at breakdancing as just spinning on your head or doing the worm, but the people that I know train like athletes.” Photograph: Getty Images

Breakdancing has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, organisers have announced. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wi(...)

Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic committee. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The president of Japan’s Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has been indicted in France on corruption allegations, a judicial source confirmed on Fr(...)

Winter rowing  on the River Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland looks set to hold an international offshore rowing event in 2019. The offshore committee of Rowing Ireland approved the plan at its annual (...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal in the  single sculls final at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in  Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowers who wish to compete for Ireland in 2019 are holding off on the mince pies. They must submit ergometer (rowing machine) scores this weekend. The(...)

 The governing body of world athletics has maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Photograph: Getty Images

World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, it said. Russia’s athletics fede(...)

International Association of Athletics Federations president Sebastian Coe: decision will be announced at a press conference in Monaco on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Russia’s athletics federation will learn on Tuesday whether its ban for widespread doping, in place for the last three years, will be lifted by the In(...)

An Olympic angle for coastal rowing might have seemed a very long shot, but recent developments have changed all that. Photograph: Getty Images

Coastal rowing has been on the margins of the sport, but it is popular - and might just be in the frame to become an Olympic discipline. This weekend(...)

Acting AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov (right) at an international boxing event in Sochi earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Down but not yet out. Still adamant the International Boxing Association (AIBA) clean up its act or else, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ha(...)

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