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Pistorius' family defend "lonely and alienated" athlete after argument at nightclub

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a nightclub, with claims he was drunk during the altercation ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub at the weekend just days after his defence team closed its case in his murder trial.

World number three Reid leads home charge on first day at wheelchair tennis British Open

By Gary Anderson

Gordon Reid was in imperious form as he won in Nottingham without dropping a game on the first day of the British Open ©Getty Images Gordon Reid secured a resounding win on the opening day of the wheelchair tennis British Open as a number of home players impressed at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Four European National Olympic Committees urge Games bidding process changes in Agenda 2020 submission

By Gary Anderson

Four European NOCs have submitted a discussion paper to the Agenda 2020 process making recommendations on the bidding and hosting of Olympic Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland have submitted a joint discussion paper to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) highlighting the challenges and issues surrounding bids for Olympic Games.

IGF warn construction timetable for Rio 2016 remains tight at unveiling of new Olympic Golf Ranking

By Nick Butler

Peter Dawson has warned that there remains no time to be lost if the Rio 2016 golf course is to be completed in time ©Getty ImagesInternational Golf Federation (IGF) President Peter Dawson has insisted progress is being made with construction for the Rio 2016 golf course, but warned the time-scale remains tight if it is to be completed in time.

Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti opened by IOC President in latest example of sport boosting wider development

By Nick Butler

Thomas Bach alongside Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon ahead of the unveiling of the Centre today ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially opened a Sport for Hope Centre in the Haiti capital city of Port-au-Prince today in a latest example of sport being used for the wider development of a country.

First black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies aged 90

By Nick Butler

London 1948 Olympic high jump champion Alice Coachman-Davis has died aged 90 in South Georgia ©TwitterAlice Coachman-Davis, who by winning the high jump title at London 1948 became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, has died in Georgia at the age of 90. 

Action from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games available live on YouTube

By Gary Anderson

YouTube is set to broadcast live action from a Commonwealth Games for the first time in history this month ©AFP/Getty ImagesViewers around the world will be able to watch live action from Glasgow 2014 online via an official YouTube channel for the first time in Commonwealth Games history.

Hundreds of thousands pack streets of Berlin to welcome home German World Cup heroes

By Gary Anderson

Hundreds of thousands have turned out in Berlin to welcome home the FIFA 2014 World Cup winners ©Getty Images More than 400,000 jubilant fans packed the streets of Berlin today to welcome home the Germany squad following the side's triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

BOA unveil krow communications as latest commercial partner in build-up to Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

krow communications have been appointed the Official provider of Strategic marketing communications for the British Olympic Association ©krow communicationsKrow communications has been appointed Official Provider of the British Olympic Association (BOA) in the latest commercial appointment since the arrival of BOA chief executive Bill Sweeney last October.
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