Lee Wellings

Lee Wellings

Lee Wellings is the London-based Sports Correspondent. A journalist and broadcaster for over 20 years, he joined Al Jazeera in May 2011 from Sky, where he was Sports Editor. He has worked on many major sports news stories and events including the 2012 Olympics, and his exclusive interviews with major sports leaders include then-IOC President Jacques Rogge, UEFA’s Michel Platini and FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

Europe

World Chess Championship 2018 begins in London

The World Chess Championship takes place biennially and features just two players who play 12 matches.

World Chess Championship 2018 begins in London

Europe

Basketball underfunded in the UK despite popularity

Although hundreds of thousands of children in the UK play basketball each week, it is one of the worst-funded sports in the country due to a lack of Olympic success.

Basketball underfunded in the UK despite popularity

France

France hopes Ryder Cup will invigorate nation's interest in golf

France counts down to the start of the Ryder Cup, but is the public enthusiastic about golf's biggest team tournament?

France hopes Ryder Cup will invigorate nation's interest in golf

World Cup 2018

'Panini Cheapskates': Drawing the World Cup stickers at home

Despite not having any art experience, one couple in the UK is drawing every World Cup sticker by hand.

'Panini Cheapskates': Drawing the World Cup stickers at home

Cricket

Ireland cricket team to play first test match

Ireland has played cricket since the 18th century, but for the first time, they will field a team in a test match, considered the highest standard of the game.

Ireland cricket team to play first test match

Europe

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal after 22 years

Arsenal manager has announced he'll be leaving the English Premier League club after 22 years at the helm.

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal after 22 years

Europe

Evicted English football club fights to keep its name

English football club Dulwich Hamlet have been told to stop using their own name and initials by the owners of their ground.

Evicted English football club fights to keep its name

Europe

Top UK sports stars accused of doping

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and fellow Olympic champion Mo Farah are the biggest names accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs, using a medical loophole.

Top UK sports stars accused of doping

Pyeongchang 2018

Concerns over Pyeongchang's Olympic legacy

All sorts of concerns have been raised about what will happen after the last Olympians go home at the end of this month.

Concerns over Pyeongchang's Olympic legacy

Asia Pacific

Winter Olympics seeks young viewers

A survey in South Korea, before the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics began, showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics.

Winter Olympics seeks young viewers

Pyeongchang 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 volunteers braving sub-zero weather

In spite of a number of hiccups in organisation, and extreme temperatures hovering around -20C, the Pyeongchang Olympics volunteers are putting heart and soul into their work.

Pyeongchang 2018 volunteers braving sub-zero weather

Asia Pacific

Korea's unified ice hockey team debuts at Olympics

The unified Korean women's hockey team lost 8-0 against Switzerland during their Olympic debut, but the occasion was seen as being about a lot more than sport.

Korea's unified ice hockey team debuts at Olympics