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Former world champion denies sexual assault by Japan Skating Federation President

By Gary Anderson

Daisuke Takahashi has denied that he was the victim of any sexual harassment from Seiko Hashimoto ©Getty ImagesFormer figure skating world champion Daisuke Takahashi has denied he was subjected to sexual harassment by Japan Skating Federation President Seiko Hashimoto, a member of the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board. 

Olympic gold medallist Durand joins race for FEI Presidency

By Gary Anderson

Olympic gold medallist Pierre Durand of France has declared his intention to run for FEI President ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist Pierre Durand has joined the race to replace Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein as President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

Dutch rider Kalvenhaar dies after crash at Mountain Bike World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

Annefleur Kalvenhaar died a day after crashing during a qualifying race ©annefleurkalvenhaar.nlA Dutch rider has died after crashing during the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Cup.

French speaking National Olympic Committees hold meeting in Nanjing to try to protect identity

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The meeting came as athletes from French-speaking African countries fully embrace the Youth Olympic spirit ©ANOCAMore than a dozen Presidents of National Olympic Committees in Africa have attended a meeting here of the Francophone Association of National Olympic Committees (AFCNO).

Tokyo Governor supports introduction of smoking ban before Olympics and Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has spoken enthusaiastically about limiting smoking ahead of Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesTokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has backed proposals to restrict smoking in the Japanese capital ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

Gold medals galore for China as Jamaican hurdler breaks world youth record

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Jaheel Hyde celebrates victory in the men's 110m hurdles ©Getty ImagesJamaica's Jaheel Hyde provided the highlight of a frantic day of athletics action inside the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium as he set a world youth record in the men's 110 metres hurdles at the Summer Youth Olympic Games. 

Gómez drops out of World Triathlon Stockholm as Jonathan Brownlee seizes opportunity to win

By Zjan Shirinian

Jonathan Brownlee beat his brother Alistair to the win in Stockholm ©Getty Images for IMGWorld Triathlon Series leader Javier Gómez dropped out of the Stockholm race during the run as his main rival, Britain's Jonathan Brownlee, reasserted himself as the Spaniard's biggest challenger for the overall title with a victory. 

Castroviejo leads Movistar to time trial victory on opening stage of Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Movistar celebrate their stage one win at the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome rider Jonathan Castroviejo led his Movistar team to time trial victory on the opening stage of the Vuelta a España in Jerez de la Frontera tonight, six seconds ahead of rival teams Cannondale and Orica-Green EDGE.

Russian world record brings IPC Athletics European Championships to a close in Swansea

By Gary Anderson

Margarita Goncharova put in a superb last 100m to help Russia claim a European title and world record in Swansea ©Getty ImagesA superb final leg from Margarita Goncharova saw Russia break the women's T35-T38 4x100 metres world record in the very last event of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea.
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