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World Cup of Hockey set for 2016 return after 12-year absence

By Liam Morgan

The World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016 after a 12-year absence and the event will be held in Canada ©Getty ImagesThe National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) have announced that the World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016 following a 12-year hiatus.

European Youth Olympic Festival begins with Opening Ceremony in Tschagguns

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

The Opening Ceremony performers at the EYOF surround the Olympic flame ©ÖOC/GEPAThe European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) has officially begun with the Opening Ceremony taking place at the Montafon Nordic Sports Centre in Tschagguns.

We never doubted two-nation European Youth Olympic Festival viability, says EOC President Hickey

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley, Austria

Patrick Hickey, European Olympic Committees President, is impressed by the organisation of the European Youth Olympic Festival ©ÖOC/GEPAPatrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees, has said the organisation had no concerns about awarding the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) to both Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein because of the "power" of Austria in delivering winter sport events.

Limbacher claims photo-finish win as FIS Ski and Snowboard World Championships come to dramatic end

By Liam Morgan

Andrea Limbacher claimed a narrow win in the women's ski cross event to the delight of the Austrian crowd ©Getty ImagesAustria's Andrea Limbacher claimed a dramatic photo-finish win in the women's ski cross event in front of her home crowd as the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg drew to an emphatic close.

Hosts Qatar make World Handball Championship last eight for first time

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar launched themselves into the last eight of the World Handball Championships for the first time tonight as they beat Austria 29-27 ©Qatar2015Qatar ticked the box marked "Best Ever Performance" tonight as they reached the last eight of the World Handball Championship for the first time through a 29-27 win over Austria.

Christie and Knegt win European short track speed skating titles in Dordrecht

By Michael Pavitt

Elise Christie claimed the European title after a second place in the 3000 metre Grand Final ©Getty ImagesElise Christie of Great Britain and home favourite Sjinkie Knegt both secured victories at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, today.

Vogt beaten by Iraschko-Stolz at home Ski Jumping World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Carina Vogt was forced to settle for second place in her home town ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic ski jumping champion Carina Vogt was forced to settle for silver on home snow in Oberstdorf, as Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took the International Ski Federation World Cup victory.

Sharapova and Nadal seal comfortable passage into Australian Open quarter-finals with dominant victories

By Liam Morgan

Sharapova breezed into the quarter-finals with a straight sets win over 21st seed Shuai Peng ©Getty ImagesMaria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal both booked their places in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with comfortable wins in Melbourne.

Perfect second run sees Hargin triumph while Vonn bounces back at Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Sweden's Mattias Hargin secured his first World Cup win ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustria was the scene for Mattias Hargin's maiden Alpine Skiing World Cup victory after impressing spectators and rivals with a stunning second run to give him the win in the men's slalom, while in Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn bounced back from a mistake in yesterday's women's downhill to win the Super-G.
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