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Celebrations as construction of Pyeongchang 2018 ice venues begins

By Zjan Shirinian

A fireworks display concluded the ground-breaking ceremony ©Pyeongchang 2018Almost 1,000 people have gathered to celebrate construction starting on the ice venues that will host competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

USOC signs deal for Olympic Museum to be built in Colorado

By Zjan Shirinian

The museum will celebrate the United States' long association with the Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesThe United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has signed a 30-year deal which will pave the way for a "world-class" museum to be built in Colorado.

Mexico City on target after being awarded 2017 World Archery Championships

By Gary Anderson

Mexico City is celebrating after being awarded the 2015 World Cup Final and the 2017 World Championships ©Moveo LabsWorld Archery today announced it has awarded the 2015 World Cup final and the 2017 World Championships to Mexico City.

Tiernan-Locke handed two-year ban as difficult month gets worse for Team Sky

By Nick Butler

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been handed a two year ban after discrepancies were found in his biological passport ©Getty ImagesA difficult month for Team Sky has taken a turn for the worse after confirmation that British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been handed a two-year ban by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for a violation of his biological passport.

Tissot launches limited edition watch to celebrate FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

Tissot has launched a special limited edition watch to mark the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ©TissotSwiss watch manufacturer Tissot has launched a special limited edition watch in the build-up to this year's International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup which gets underway in Spain at the end of next month.

World Series of Boxing champions Cuba Domadores pick up cool $500,000 for debut season win

By Gary Anderson

AIBA President C K Wu (right) presents a winners cheque to President of the Cuban Boxing Federation, Alberto Puig ©WSBInternational Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K Wu has handed over a cheque for $500,000 (£293,000/€370,000) to the Cuba Domadores after their stunning debut season in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) saw them power their way to victory over the Azerbaijan Baku Fires last month.

Kiprop targeting El Guerrouj's 1500m world record in Monaco

By Mike Rowbottom in Monaco

Asbel Kiprop, double world 1500m champion, warms up for his world record attempt in Monaco by winning the 800m at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 1min 43.34sec, the fastest time run this year ©AFP/Getty ImagesAsbel Kiprop is back in Monaco – and in pursuit of the world 1500 metres record.

Top seeds to meet as semi-final spots sealed at wheelchair tennis British Open

By Zjan Shirinian

Andy Lapthorne will get plenty of support from the British crowd in tomorrow's semi-final ©Tennis FoundationThe heavyweights at the wheelchair tennis British Open are preparing to meet, after the top seeds all successfully navigated their way into the semi-finals.

Exclusive: We have not become perfect in 10 months but are working to make things better, claims UCI chief Cookson

By Nick Butler

Brian Cookson insists the UCI are working hard to rectify outstanding problems ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has admitted to insidethegames that progress in the first 10 months of his tenure has not been perfect amid a vow to work hard to rectify concerns over coming months.
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