Garry Kasparov’s plan to return to active chess competition may be blocked by ethics concerns related to his alleged bribes in a previous FIDE election


Ukraine’s stunning addition to the list of serious contenders at Wimbledon is concentrating on her tennis career – and promoting cricket in Ukraine. That could have something to do with her relationship with Hampshire and England bowler Reece Topley.

Wiesław Włodek, vice-president of the Polish Postal Service Board: "We feel that issuing this commemorative stamp will allow us to contribute to the prestige of the Games and it can serve as a unique addition to the campaign to promote Wroclaw and Poland.


Both laboratories have until July 20 to file appeals against the decision.


In total this year, according to the IAAF, 22 applications from Russian athletes seeking neutral status have been approved and 45 rejected.


Photo: Mariya Lasitskene, Russia’s world high jump champion, competing as a neutral at Stockholm 

"At this juncture, WADA would also like to acknowledge the efforts of all involved in working alongside the Agency to rebuild a credible anti-doping system in Russia,” WADA director general Olivier Niggli said.

Competing in the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle / Pistol at Suhl, Germany, the Ukrainian athlete won the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Junior Men final, confirming him to be one of the most promising up-and-coming pistol shooters of the world.


The Mail on Sunday has established that the entire team in the picture – indeed the entire Russian squad for Rio 2014 – is under investigation by FIFA, the sport’s governing body. The four players circled in this photo are reportedly playing in the current Confederation Cup competition.

Seven different nations won gold medals on the final day in Kharkiv


Photo: ©AIBA 


Ireland’s Joe Ward has been crowned European light heavyweight champion for the third time after he outclassed Russian opponent Muslim Gadzhimagomedov in yesterday's final to secure a unanimous 5-0 verdict from the five judges in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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