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Exclusive: Rio 2016 test event will be "difficult" due to polluted waters, admits ISAF official

By Nick Butler

Polluted waters including Guanabara Bay remain a major concern for multiple sports ahead of Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Holding a Rio 2016 test event on the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay in barely three months' time will be "difficult", an official from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has admitted. 

Contaminated meat blamed for cyclist’s failed drugs test as UCI lifts ban

By Nick Butler

Michael Rodgers will be stripped of the Japan Cup title, but will not face a further suspension ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Michael Rogers will be stripped of his 2013 Japan Cup Cycle Road Race title but will face no further ban after the International Cycling Union (UCI) backed his claim that a positive test for the banned substance clenbuterol resulted from the consumption of contaminated meat.

Triple jumper Walter Davis handed one-year ban for missing three random drugs tests

By Nick Butler

Walter Davis has been handed a one year ban by the US Anti Doping Agency ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 23 - Former world triple jump champion Walter Davis has been handed a one-year ban by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after becoming the latest athlete to break stringent whereabouts rules. 

UK Sport's funding axe questioned after Britain's water polo team shocks world champions Spain

By David Owen at the Manchester Aquatics Centre

Captain and goalkeeper Rosie Morris, pictured during London 2012, made some crucial saves late on in the match ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - UK Sport's decision to withdraw funding for the British women's water polo team has been called into question after they beat world champions Spain 9-7 in a hard-fought contest in Manchester.

Moscow the stage as Russia and Cuba square-up in first World Series of Boxing semi-final

By Gary Anderson

April 23 - Artem Chebotarev and Cuban Arlen Lopez are set to do battle in the Moscow Arena ©WSBThe Moscow Arena will be the setting for the first semi-final of this season's Word Series of Boxing (WSB) as hosts the Russian Boxing Team take on the Cuba Domadores, who have impressed in their debut campaign in the competition.

St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada awarded 2015 and 2016 CARIFTA Games

By Nick Butler

Usain Bolt set a world 200 metres record of 19.93sc at the 2004 CARIFTA Games in Hamilton, Bermuda ©IAAFApril 23 - Saint Kitts and Nevis have been awarded the 2015 Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games, an event which helped launch the career of Usain Bolt, while the 2016 event will take place in Grenada, it has been announced.

Curlers, Nordic skiers and ice sledge hockey winners lead Sochi 2014 Best Team nominations

By Nick Butler

Canada's dominant wheelchair curling team are in the running for the team award ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Canada's all-conquering wheelchair curling team are among the nominees for the International Paralympic Committee Best Team award for March, based on results at Sochi 2014. 

Thirty more athletes named by Team Scotland for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

April 23 - 30 more athletes have been named to the Team Scotland squad for Glasgow 2014 ©Commonwealth Games ScotlandTeam Scotland has revealed the names of 30 more athletes who will be competing on home soil at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as nine boxers, 14 wrestlers and seven Para-sport lawn bowlers make the cut.

Welsh Glasgow 2014 netball preparations hit by coach's absence for personal reasons

By Nick Butler

Welsh players have enjoyed much improvement in recent years, but their Glasgow 2014 preparations are facing problems ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Wales' Commonwealth Games netball preparations have been hit with three months to go until Glasgow 2014 by coach Melissa Hyndman, once described as the Sir Alex Ferguson of the sport, temporarily leaving her post due to personal circumstances.
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