Uzbekistan

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has drawn further criticism after naming Gafur Rakhimov, a man described as “one of Uzbekistan's leading criminals” by US authorities, as its new interim president.

A further three medallists from the 2008 and 2012 summer Olympic Games have been stripped of their titles after being found to have used anabolic steroids.

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has announced the hosts of the five qualification tournaments for its showpiece World Championships event, which will be held in Hamburg later this year.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has handed out life bans to Sherzod Hasanov and Arkhip Molotyagin after the Uzbek officials were found guilty of a number of offences under the Code of Conduct for Officials.

The award of Poland and Ukraine to co-host football’s Euro 2012 championship was a “risky” move as the two countries lack any experience in hosting big sports events, UEFA president Michel Platini was quoted as saying yesterday.

The battle for the presidency of International Boxing Federation AIBA is down to two candidates with the withdrawal of Gafur Rakhimov.

Russian city Sochi’s bid to host the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be strengthened as the city welcomes regional leaders to the Summit of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEc).

In a first for the Commonwealth Games, parts of central and south-east Asia will enjoy both television and radio coverage of the event, increasing the reach by 10 countries and some 500 million television viewers compared to Manchester.

AMI has secured English Premier League rights to a further seven markets.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed the Kazakhstan Football Association has resigned from the regional body.

Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov has let slip one part of his long-awaited plan to tackle Russia's economic crisis, saying his government would help the national soccer team improve their image and performance.

Several countries have withdrawn from events in December's Asian Games, officials of host country Thailand have reported.

At least 11 foreign teams will take part in a soccer tournament beginning in Dhaka on August 27, the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has announced.

The Thailand Football Association has written to FIFA to request a change of venue for their Asian World Cup qualifying match scheduled for Baghdad on Friday, a Thai official said on Tuesday.

About 100 Olympic family members who overstayed their visas and remained illegally in Australia following the Sydney Games have ignored Immigration Department warnings to get out, a spokesman has said.

India will host a 16-nation soccer tournament from January 10 to 25 next year, the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has said.

Olympic leaders have asked Australian Prime Minister John Howard why two accredited officials for the Sydney Games had been refused entry to the country.

India has made a bid to stage the 15th Asian Games in 2006.

Russia's individual Olympic gold medal-winners at the Sydney Games in September can expect a $100,000 bonus, the country's leading sports official have said.

The English Football Association and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have put the finishing touches to a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will lead to long-term technical co-operation between the two governing bodies.

The Thailand Football Association has written to FIFA to request a change of venue for their Asian World Cup qualifying match scheduled for Baghdad on Friday, a Thai official said on Tuesday.