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Chung Mong-Joon wants to guide world football's governing body Fifa with a global vision
30/07/2015 - Football

Chung Mong-joon joins race to lead Fifa, as tussle with Platini begins

A day after the former French skipper Michel Platini said he wanted to become president of the world game's governing body, former Fifa vice-president Chung Mong-joon declared his interest in heading ...
Michel Platini has led European football's governing body Uefa since 2007. He wants to become president of the organisation that oversees the game globally.
29/07/2015 - football

Michel Platini launches bid to lead Fifa

The battle is on to replace Sepp Blatter as boss of world football's governing body Fifa. The former France skipper Michel Platini says he wants the top job.
Logo for the No Boston Olympics campaign
28/07/2015 - Sports

Los Angeles ready to step into the fray, as Boston drops 2024 Olympic Games bid

Boston on Monday dropped its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games due to lack of support from the public, but the International Olympic Committee says it is confident of finding another strong ...
Chris Froome (centre) crosses the finishing line with his Sky Team mates.
27/07/2015 - Tour de France 2015

Froome wins second Tour de France

Three weeks of trials and tribulations came to an end on the Champs Elysées in Paris on Sunday. The 2015 Tour de France is over and Chris Froome is the cyclist supreme.

Jules Bianchi's image and memory shrouded the Hungarian grand prix.
26/07/2015 - Formula 1

Vettel dedicates Hungary grand prix win to Bianchi

Memories of Jules Bianchi hovered over the Hungarian grand prix. The race took place five days after the Frenchman's funeral service in Nice.
Giles Barnes's stunning free-kick was one of the goals that sent Jamaica to their first Gold Cup final.
26/07/2015 - football

Underdogs Jamaica take on Mexico in Gold Cup final

Fresh from their invitation to play at the Copa America, Jamaica have reached the final of the Gold Cup where they will take on Mexico who have won the trophy six times.

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw is trying to lead the All Blacks to their fourth consecutive Rugby Championship title.
26/07/2015 - rugby

Australia set up Rugby Championship showdown with New Zealand

This year's most prestigious prize in rugby is the William Webb Ellis Cup. It is presented to the team that wins the World Cup. That's for later in the autumn.
Sepp Blatter told the draw ceremony in St Petersburg that Fifa was confident Russia would stage a successful tournament.
25/07/2015 - football

Putin and Blatter open road to 2018 World Cup final

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter, the head of world football's governing body Fifa, combined in St Petersburg on Saturday to launch the campaign that will culminate in the World Cup ...
Thibaut Pinot, who won Saturday's 20th stage, came third in the 2014 Tour de France but will finish the 2015 race well off the pace.
25/07/2015 - cycling

Froome gears up for Tour de France coronation

Local pride was to the fore as Frenchman Thibaut Pinot won the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France. The 20th stage provided one last opportunity for changes at the top of the pecking order.
Russian president Vladimir Putin will address a ceremony ahead of the draw for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.
25/07/2015 - football

Nations await football World Cup fate in St Petersburg

Eyebrows were raised when it emerged that France and Italy were not designated among the top nine European footballing nations.