VOLLEYBALL – France defeated Slovenia in the final of the men’s 2015 European Championship on Sunday. For Slovenia it was their first final in an Olympic team sport since 2004 (World or continental championship), when they lost the men’s handball title against Germany at the European Championship. Continue reading
Cycling – Peter Sagan became the first ever rider from Slovakia to win the World Championships men’s road race. Peter Sagan has now won 78 UCI races, including 19 in United States (24%). Continue reading
FOOTBALL – The Euro Club Index (www.euroclubindex.com) rates all teams in top flight football in Europe and today has proved a guide to assess the 2015/2016 Champions League group stage draw. It points out the Group of Death, the teams facing strongest/weakest opposition and also the teams that were most fortunate/unfortunate in the draw.
FOOTBALL – The Champions League draw pots for this evening are based on a slightly adapted system compared to previous years as the champions of the top eight countries on the UEFA coefficients have now all been placed in pot 1. The remainder of the pots have been ordered based on the UEFA coefficients for clubs at the end of last season as before. Pot 1 is now less representative of the top teams than it has previously been, particularly with Dutch champions PSV who would have been in pot 3 in the old system but, using an alternative ranking system like the Euro Club Index should actually be in pot 4.
FOOTBALL – Valencia CF reached the main stage of the Champions League and made Spain the first country ever to be represented by five teams in one CL season. In Thursday’s draw pots Valencia will be joined by fellow Spanish sides FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Sevilla FC.
ATHLETICS – Usain Bolt won the men’s 100m at the world championships in Beijing. It was his third world title in this event. Bolt joined Carl Lewis (USA) and Maurice Greene (USA) as the only athletes to win three world titles in this event. Bolt also won in 2009 and 2013. Since Yohan Blake won this event in 2011, it is now four Jamaican gold medals in a row.
AQUATICS – At the conclusion of the 2015 Aquatics World Championships, China have emerged as the most successful country winning 15 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. For the first time since 2001 (Australia), United States do not top the overall table.