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.

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

Europe

England rugby team to sport 'camouflage' outfit

England's rugby team will be hoping to slip under the radar when they play Argentina on Saturday. They will be wearing a dark grey kit manufacturers claim will help to camouflage them.

England rugby team to sport 'camouflage' outfit

Science & Technology

World's fastest car in the making?

The Bloodhound Project team successfully tested their groundbreaking car and will eventually attempt to exceed a speed of 1600 kilometres per hour in South Africa.

World's fastest car in the making?

World Cup

Dutch football team may miss World Cup for first time in 16 years

The Netherlands need a near miracle later if they are to qualify for Russia 2018. Despite finishing third at the last World Cup, the Oranje need to beat Sweden by seven goals to reach the play-offs.

Dutch football team may miss World Cup for first time in 16 years

Europe

Forest Green Rovers: Eco-friendly football team set for UK debut

English football team Forest Green Rovers will be the smallest club to ever play in the English football league when their season starts on Saturday.

Forest Green Rovers: Eco-friendly football team set for UK debut

Europe

UK project supports ex-athletes’ mental health

Sportsmen and women can reach euphoric heights during their careers, but when retirement comes it can pose physical and mental health problems.

UK project supports ex-athletes’ mental health

United Kingdom

Scottish women's football team struggles for recognition

The team is scheduled to play in their first ever major tournament, the European Championship.

Scottish women's football team struggles for recognition

Sport

Tennis: Wimbledon raises prize money after Brexit

Tennis players have been given a 10 percent increase in prize money at Wimbledon this year, with nearly $3m each going to the winners of the men's and ladies' singles events.

Tennis: Wimbledon raises prize money after Brexit