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Mourning place to be erected in Olympic Village as IOC bows to pressure over Munich Massacre

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

The IOC have long faced criticism they have not done enough to commemorate the victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesA special place for athletes to mourn the loss of family and friends will be set up in the Olympic Village at Rio 2016, while a "moment of reflection" will be held during the Closing Ceremony, it has been revealed.

Tokyo 2020 switch for equestrian impresses world governing body

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Baji Park will host the equestrian events during Tokyo 2020 ©Japan Racing Authority Changes to the venue for the equestrian events at Tokyo 2020 have been welcomed by the sport's world governing body.

Iran to launch historic women's belt wrestling programme

By Emily Goddard

Iranian Wrestling Federation international department head Farnaz Panahi and United World Wrestling Bureau member Rodica Yaksi attended the Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran with Badrolmolouk Kahrangi and a fellow dignitary ©Tim Foley/United World WrestlingThe Iranian Wrestling Federation has announced it will launch its first ever belt wrestling programme for women in the country to train and compete in the sport.

International Equestrian Federation strips UAE of two endurance events to protect horse welfare

By Michael Pavitt

UAE have been stripped of two international endurance events ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Executive Board has stripped the United Arab Emirates of two endurance races scheduled to be held later this month in an emergency measure, they claim, designed to protect horse welfare.

New Arab Sports Council set to fight for right for Muslim women to use hijab

By Duncan Mackay

The Union of Arab National Olympic Committees have proposed setting up an Arab Sports Council ©UANOCAn Arab Sports Council is set to be established after the idea was given the green-light during a meeting of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (UANOC) Executive Office in Oman. 

Barra chosen as location for Rio 2016 German House

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

German House during Rio 2016 will be located at the Blue Barra Beach Point ©DOSBGerman House will be located at the "Blue Barra Beach Point" during next year's Olympics and Paralympics here, it has been revealed.

Kingsbury in seventh heaven at Freestyle Skiing World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Mikaël Kingsbury's dual moguls win was his seventh straight Freestyle Skiing World Cup victory ©Getty Images
Canadian Mikaël Kingsbury came out on top in the men's dual moguls competition at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Tazawako to secure his seventh straight victory, and eclipse the mark of six consecutive wins he already co-held with the United States' Jeremy Bloom.

FIFA Presidential candidate Figo welcomes end of triple punishment ruling

By Daniel Etchells

Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's move to amend the triple punishment rule ©Getty ImagesFIFA Presidential candidate Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's (IFAB) move to amend the triple punishment rule.

Pakistan see off brave Zimbabwe as Sri Lanka add to England's Cricket World Cup misery

By Michael Pavitt

Pakistan eventually saw off Zimbabwe in a dramatic match ©Getty ImagesPakistan overcame Zimbabwe in a thrilling climax to their Cricket World Cup Pool B match, to record their first win of the tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
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