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Two-nation European Youth Olympic Festival has worked but Olympic Games is different story, warns Hickey

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees, is not getting carried away with the success of the first-ever Olympic event to be co-hosted by two nations ©ÖOC/GEPAPatrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), has claimed he will reserve his judgment on the ease of hosting an Olympic Games in two different countries.

Lawsuits to be filed against German TV station after "systematic doping" in Russian athletics accusation

By Nick Butler

Two lawsuits will be submitted against German TV station ARD next week, Valentin Balakhnichev has claimed ©Getty ImagesTwo lawsuits will be reportedly submitted next week by the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) against German television channel ARD after a documentary alleging systematic doping within the sport, the body's head has revealed.

Exclusive: Cycling "dropped the ball" over Tokyo 2020 Paralympic inclusion admits UCI President

By Duncan Mackay

UCI President Brian Cookson is confident that cycling will be added to the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has admitted they "dropped the ball" over the sport's application to be part of the programme for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo but is confident they will be among the sports included.

Ginola refuses to give up FIFA President campaign despite returning pledges

By Daniel Etchells

David Ginola remains hopeful of becoming FIFA President despite suggestions that his campaign has come to an end ©Getty ImagesFormer French international footballer David Ginola is refusing to concede defeat in his bid to depose Sepp Blatter as FIFA President, despite the fact that a statement on his campaign's website has confirmed all donations towards the funding of his running will be reimbursed.

Djokovic dethrones Wawrinka to set Australian Open final date with Murray

By Michael Pavitt

Novak Djokovic celebrates progressing to his fifth Australian Open final ©AFP/Getty ImagesWorld number one Novak Djokovic earned his place in the Australian Open final with a hard-fought five set victory over defending champion Stan Wawrinka, with Andy Murray now the only man standing in the Serbian's way of claiming a fifth Australian Open title.

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan National Olympic Committees sign new agreements

By Liam Morgan

The A-NOC and NOCT have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Bilateral Co-operation in Ashbagat ©A-NOCThe Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) and the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan (NOCT) have signed a Memorandum of Bilateral Co-Operation, it has been announced.

American wins in St Moritz to claim maiden Para-skeleton World Cup series

By Nick Butler

Eric Eierdam celebrates after his Para-skeleton World Cup victory ©TwitterUnited States' Eric Eierdam sealed first place in the inaugural Para-skeleton World Cup series today with the narrowest of victories over British rival Matt Richardson.

Bring Back the Mile unveils four-stop Grand Prix tour for 2015 with over $85,000 prize money

By Mike Rowbottom

Jack Bolas en route to winning last year's Bring Back the Mile grand prix ©BringBacktheMileBring Back the Mile, the United States movement campaigning to promote the decreasingly-raced famous imperial distance, has announced its line-up for this year's Grand Prix tour.

Final day of Para-Alpine World Cup cancelled due to bad weather in Tignes

By Nick Butler

Heavy snowfall forced the cancellation of the final day of action in Tignes, with the resort pictured here in 2013 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBad weather has forced the cancellation of the final day of action at the World Cup in Tignes, meaning the Para-Alpine skiing community has shifted its gaze north-east to St Moritz for next week's final.
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