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

London to host Yankees and Red Sox for first European MLB games

US baseball rivals Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees to face off in first MLB games in Europe.

London to host Yankees and Red Sox for first European MLB games

Europe

Women's World Cup 2019: Tournament kicks off in France

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will see fierce competition, but there is still a gap to bridge to the men's game, whose winners receive ten times more prize money.

Women's World Cup 2019: Tournament kicks off in France

Latin America

Reggae Girlz: Jamaica ready for Women's Football World Cup

Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley, stepped in, raised money, raised awareness, and kickstarted a proper team.

Reggae Girlz: Jamaica ready for Women's Football World Cup

Europe

Rising Afghanistan cricket team contender in Cricket World Cup

Afghanistan's ascendant cricket team secured one of the two qualifying places in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Rising Afghanistan cricket team contender in Cricket World Cup

Europe

English FA Cup: Man City face Newport County in pre-quarters

Newport County are the lowest-ranked side to have made it to the fifth round.

English FA Cup: Man City face Newport County in pre-quarters

Europe

Copa Libertadores final: Boca and River to meet in Madrid now

Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Boca's appeal to declare them winners due to the attack on their team bus.

Copa Libertadores final: Boca and River to meet in Madrid now

Sport

Carlsen beats Caruana to retain World Chess crown

Norwegian world number one beats beats US opponent in a tie-breaker to retain World Chess championship title.

Carlsen beats Caruana to retain World Chess crown

Europe

Tie-breakers to determine world chess champion of 2018

As 12-game series ends in 6-6 draw, now tie-breakers will determine new world chess champion.

Tie-breakers to determine world chess champion of 2018

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