• The Spanish Grand Prix has become the fifth race of the MotoGP season to be postponed because of coronavirus, BBC reports. The race in Jerez was intended to be the start of the MotoGP season following the cancellation of the original season opener in Qatar ...
  • The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has become the latest race of the 2020 season to be postponed, the organisers have announced, according to Formula 1 official website. Officials from the Baku City Circuit said on Monday: "The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions with ...
  • UEFA has announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June and July this year. The health of all those involved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure ...
  • The 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament has officially opened in Yekaterinburg, Russia, according to the official FIDE website. The tournament brings together eight top world players competing to become the challenger to Magnus Carlsen at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match at the end of this year ...
  • The Olympic Flame lighting ceremony was held Thursday in Olympia, Greece, without spectators due to coronavirus concerns, according to Greek Reporter. The flame lighting ceremony, always held in the ancient Olympic site of Olympia, was attended by 100 accredited guests from ...

W Series joins F1 support bill for US and Mexico City Grands Prix

17.01.2020 [17:06]
There’ll be a new racing series on the support bill at the United States and Mexico City Grands Prix after F1 confirmed W Series, the single-seater championship for female drivers, will be part of the schedule, according to the official website of F1. ...

Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers to compete at Grand Prix de France

17.01.2020 [15:24]
Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers will contest medals at Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane in the city of Nice on January 18-19. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on 11 wrestlers. ...

Judge orders Rio 2016 Olympic Games venues shut on security grounds

16.01.2020 [19:08]
A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that the 2016 Rio Olympic Games facilities be closed to the public over safety concerns, AFP reports. The Rio Games -- the first to be held in South America -- were heavily criticized for their extreme costs ...

Azerbaijani karate fighters to compete at Grand Prix Croatia 2020

16.01.2020 [14:07]
Azerbaijani karate fighters will contest medals at the 29th Grand Prix Croatia to be held in Samobor on January 17-19. The tournament will feature 2047 karate fighters from 24 countries, including 32 from Azerbaijan. ...

PricewaterhouseCoopers study reveals $506.3million benefit to Baku since arrival of F1 in Azerbaijan

15.01.2020 [20:50]
Baku City Circuit (BCC) today released the results of its second study into the economic impact that hosting the annual F1 race weekend in the Azerbaijani capital has had on the city since 2016, with the total figure for the past 4 years coming in at US$506.3m ...

Roy Nissany becomes Israel’s first Formula One driver

15.01.2020 [20:45]
Israeli professional sports car driver Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the UK-based Williams Group, making him Israel’s first Formula One driver, according to TPS. Nissany, 25, who began his journey in motor racing when he was 14, comes to Formula One following ...

Azerbaijani referee to control Allianz Powervolley Milano vs Mladost Ribola Kastela match in CEV Challenge Cup

15.01.2020 [19:53]
Azerbaijani referee Zaur Hajiyev will be in charge of a return match between Italian Allianz Powervolley Milano and Croatian Mladost Ribola Kastela in the 8th Finals of CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 – Men. Hajiyev will be assisted by Spanish Antonio Fernando Correa Benitez ...

Two-stroke engines and eco-fuel: F1 aims to be greener than Formula E

14.01.2020 [19:55]
Formula 1 is looking to introduce two-stroke engines that run on eco-fuel by the middle of the decade, as it develops plans to become carbon neutral, according to Motor Sport Magazine. The proposal is said to make the sport greener than electric racing series ...

FC Barcelona officially announce Quique Setien as new head coach

14.01.2020 [15:33]
Barcelona have sacked manager Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with the former Real Betis coach Quique Setién. The former Real Betis tactician had been linked with the Blaugrana several times in recent years, as his football philosophy is similar to that of the Catalan side. ...

AC Milan sign Asmir Begovic on loan

14.01.2020 [14:26]
AC Milan have signed Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to replace Spaniard Pepe Reina who completed a six-month loan deal to Premier League club Aston Villa on Monday. The 32-year-old Bosnian international has just returned ...

Azerbaijani sumo wrestlers bring home 11 medals from European Cup

13.01.2020 [17:04]
Azerbaijani sumo wrestlers have claimed a clutch of eleven medals, including three golds at the European Cup held in Erd, Hungary. The gold medals were clinched by Alim Balashli (55kg), Ali Hasanov (60kg) and Javid Mustafayev ...

Azerbaijani boxers to battle for medals at Istanbul tournament

13.01.2020 [14:58]
Azerbaijani boxers will contest medals at the traditional international tournament in memory of Ahmed Jomert in Istanbul. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on four boxers. The tournament will bring together 160 boxers from ...

Real win Super Cup with help from cynical saviour Valverde

13.01.2020 [14:37]
Real Madrid were crowned winners of the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense final, according to ...

Azerbaijan’s Zaretska claims silver at Karate 1-Series A Santiago

13.01.2020 [10:42]
Azerbaijani fighter Irina Zaretska has won silver at the Karate 1-Series A Santiago in the capital of Chile. She secured the medal after losing to Italian Silvia Semeraro in the women’s 68kg final ...

IOC awards Olympic Cup to UNHCR

12.01.2020 [15:35]
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded the Olympic Cup 2019 to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, according to the Olympic news. The award ceremony took place at the beginning of the IOC Session that is meeting today in Lausanne during the Youth Olympic ...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino elected to International Olympic Committee

11.01.2020 [20:59]
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being elected during the 135th IOC Session, which took place in Lausanne earlier today, according to the official website of FIFA. ...