USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners

The US will host the 2026 football World Cup, with Canada and Mexico, and the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028. As World Rugby looks to repeat the success of Japan 2019, a tournament held in a tier-two rugby nation, many observers see the US as a possible host for 2031.

Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen to stage Games

Where once the promise of a boost to tourism and better national sporting facilities would suffice, it seems many countries are heeding the lessons learned from the debt experienced by Greece from the $11 billion bill for 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.

Swiss court puts Qatari on trial in soccer case next week

Al-Khelaifi is widely seen as representing the Qatari state. The former tennis professional is a close friend of the Emir, a minister without portfolio in the national government, and visible sign of the 2022 World Cup host nation’s influence on European soccer.

12pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy talks in progress, Batshuayi to Palace DONE DEAL, Declan Rice latest

The Blues boss told Chelseafc.com: “He is a player I have been aware of for a long time and as a fellow attacking midfield player, I have paid particular attention to those type of players for some time.

‘The Olympics are dead’: Does anyone want to be a host city any more?

The internet is clogged with slide shows of empty, broken, useless stadiums built in the euphoria of a coming Olympics or World Cup then abandoned soon after, allowed to fill with weeds, rodents and other signs of human escape. Is there a better sign of Greece’s collapse than a pile of useless sports facilities crumbling […]

Sports news feed: Serena Williams crashes out of US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Starting out in cart racing Born just outside of Cologne on January 3, 1969, Michael Schumacher, like many F1 drivers, got his start in kart racing, earning his kart license at the age of 12. Schumacher would go on to win numerous German and European kart championships […]

Sports news feed: Alexander Zverev reaches US Open final

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A third Schumacher in F1? Michael Schumacher is not the only member of the family to have competed in Formula One – his younger brother Ralf drove for Jordan, Williams and Toyota between 1997 and 2007, winning six races. Michael’s son Mick (pictured above) won the FIA […]

Sports news feed: Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Starting out in cart racing Born just outside of Cologne on January 3, 1969, Michael Schumacher, like many F1 drivers, got his start in kart racing, earning his kart license at the age of 12. Schumacher would go on to win numerous German and European kart championships […]