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Brazil to spend $600 million in bid to win 30 medals at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Brazil will perform much better than at previous Games on home turf in Rio, it is hoped ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil is aiming to win between 27 and 30 medals on home turf during Rio 2016, according to a leading official at the Brazilian Olympian Committee (COB), which would mark a huge increase on the 17 medals they secured at London 2012.

UK public raises more than £2.5 million for UNICEF during Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

More than £2.5 million was raised for UNICEF during the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony ©TwitterA total of £2.5 million ($4.25 million/€3.15 million) has already been raised to help UNICEF save and change children's lives right across the Commonwealth following the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 last night. 

Mo Farah withdraws from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Mo Farah has pulled out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesDouble Olympic and world gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness, it was announced today. 

England's Jodie Stimpson wins first gold of Glasgow 2014 in women's triathlon

By Nick Butler at Strathclyde Country Park

Jodie Stimpson sprints to the first gold medal of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesEnglish star Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of Glasgow 2014 here this afternoon with a superb victory in the women's triathlon, after a superbly contested race under blue skies in an electric atmosphere.

Miley and Murdoch power to pool glory on golden night for Scotland

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Hannah Miley is all smiles after defending her Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow on a raucous night for the host nation ©Getty Images Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch were the stars for Scotland at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre as they powered their way to Commonwealth Games gold on a record breaking night.

Record year for International Paralympic Committee

By David Owen

The International Paralympic Committee has reported a record €12.79 million revenue ©IPCThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has reported a record revenue of €12.79 million (£10.1 million/$17.2 million) for 2013.

Nibali wins Tour de France stage 18 to retain yellow jersey

By Emily Goddard

Vincenzo Nibali has all but won the 2014 Tour de France ©Getty ImagesVincenzo Nibali proved once again his indomitable strength at the 2014 Tour de France by winning stage 18 solo to retain the overall leader's yellow jersey.

2015 Turkish Open to finish on a Wednesday in move to boost women’s golf

By Gary Anderson

The LET has announced that next year's Turkish Ladies Open will finish on a Wednesday ©Getty Images The Ladies European Tour (LET) has announced next year's Turkish Ladies Open will become the first professional golf tournament to finish on a Wednesday, in a move it claims will help boost the profile of the women's game.
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