European nations might not participate in a biennial World Cup due to pressure from clubs, says UEFA president Lennart Johansson.

Organisers of cycling showpiece the Tour de France, eager to restore the race's image after last year's major doping scandal, have decided to bar all riders and teams currently involved in doping cases.

Table tennis organisers are considering different ? but not necessarily sexier ? outfits to make table tennis more attractive to a broader audience.

The European Triathlon Union (ETU) says it is prepared to take legal action to recover the debts owed by the eight national triathlon federations, which last week announced the unsanctioned formation of the breakaway Triathlon Council for Europe.

Austria's soccer federation has been approached by Switzerland's head of state Adolf Ogi to discuss a possible joint-bid for Euro 2008, according to local media reports.

Most players in this year's Euro 2000 tournament will have to pay 18 percent of their earnings in tax, tournament officials have announced.

Olympic leaders are to meet to discuss drug cheating in world sport.

The International Olympic Committee plans to press up to 12 of its members to resign over the bribery scandal surrounding the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, according to reports in the US.

The IOC says it has no plans to move its headquarters - despite angry reactions from locals after it snubbed Switzerland's bid to host the 2006 Winter Olympics.

The ISMM Group ? parent company of ISL ? has failed in its bid to postpone bankruptcy proceedings.

UEFA chief executive Gerhard Aigner says that the Champions League needs to be reformed to prevent fans losing interest in the tournament, according to a report in a British newspaper.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has asked FIFA to set up an arbitration process aimed at challenging Germany's successful bid for the 2006 World Cup.

Switzerland's Denis Oswald has promised a new era of democracy after replacing Primo Nebiolo as president of the Association of Summer Olympic Sports Federations (ASOIF).

US sports marketing firm, Envision Sports and Entertainment, is expanding into Europe, appointing former ISL chiefs Chris Renner and Mark Devenport in the process.

The International Olympic Committee said the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City will go ahead as scheduled between February 8-24.

A three-year agreement between the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the NHL over compensation payments for players leaving IIHF-federations to find their fortune in the big money US league, is on the verge of being ratified.

The World Anti-Doping Agency will locate its permanent headquarters in Montreal, with the aim of improving the credibility and effectiveness of its war on the use of drugs in sports.