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.

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

South Korea

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

Pyeongchang 2018

Winter Olympics to kick off in South Korea's Pyeongchang

While the Winter Games has been used as a pawn in relations between the two Koreas, athletes are gearing up for their chance at a medal.

Winter Olympics to kick off in South Korea's Pyeongchang

Scotland

How Scotland was the catalyst for UK's curling success

When the Winter Olympics get under way in Pyeongchang, one of the stranger sports to look out for is curling, where giant stones are swept along the ice.

How Scotland was the catalyst for UK's curling success

Olympics

Olympics: How Scotland made curling a British success

The strange yet mesmerising game on ice has been a successful Olympic sport for decades for Britain.

Olympics: How Scotland made curling a British success

Olympics

Sports doping: IOC finds the right course on Russia

Russia banned from competing in next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea over doping allegations.

Sports doping: IOC finds the right course on Russia

World Cup

Russia World Cup 2018: A group-by-group analysis

The draw for the 2018 football World Cup has taken place at the Kremlin.

Russia World Cup 2018: A group-by-group analysis

Football

Russia 2018: Hosts try to cast off shadow

The draw for the football World Cup takes place on December 1 but on-field issues remain a worry for the hosts.

Russia 2018: Hosts try to cast off shadow
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies of cancer

Sport

France unexpectedly named 2023 Rugby World Cup host

The decision to have France host the 2023 Rugby World Cup comes as a bitter disappointment for South Africa, which, along with Ireland, was considered the front-runner.

France unexpectedly named 2023 Rugby World Cup host