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Zambian 100m victory highlights success of Sport for Hope Centre in Lusaka

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Sydney Siame following his historic gold medal for Zambia earlier this week ©IOC/Mine KasapogluZambian sprinter Sydney Siame has been hailed as evidence of the success of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Sport for Hope Centre in the African country.

Rising sun continues to shine on Japan at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Riki Nakaya claimed Japan's fourth gold medal of the 2014 World Judo Championships ©IJFThe sun continued to rise on Japan's team at the World Judo Championships here as they claimed the two gold medals on offer today to take their total to four as they head for their best performance outside their own country for 15 years. 

Jacobi to step down as chief executive of USA Canoe/Kayak

By David Owen

Joe Jacobi has been chief executive of USA Canoe/Kayak for five years ©Getty ImagesUSA Canoe/Kayak is starting a search for a new chief executive, following the announcement that Joe Jacobi is to step down later this year.

Azerbaijan earn triple gold before Peru win final event of Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Peru celebrate after winning the boys football title for the final gold medal of the Games ©TwitterPeru won the final gold medal of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here this evening with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in the boys' football competition, while Azerbaijan and Russia were other countries to enjoy strong final days.

US women's eight still looking great at Amsterdam World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

The women's eight heats, postponed from the previous day because of high winds, took place today at the World Rowing Championshpis in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesThe United States women's eight, unbeaten since 2006, gave every indication that it will defend its title at this year's World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as it won the first heat comfortably from Great Britain, finishing more than six seconds clear in 6min 20.96sec.

Commonwealth champion Li becoming medal contender at Badminton World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Michelle Li is showing that she is not prepared to be beaten at the Badminton World Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesMichelle Li is becoming a real contender for a women's singles medal at the Badminton World Championships just a month after securing the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold in the discipline.

Degenkolb claims second successive Vuelta a España stage win

By Emily Goddard

John Degenkolb has won his second successive stage leg at the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesJohn Degenkolb of Germany sprinted to his second successive stage win during today's fifth leg of the Vuelta a España.

Former Olympic champion Cousins to support British figure skating talent

By Zjan Shirinian

Robin Cousins will support six figure skaters as they prepare for major competitions ©Getty ImagesFormer figure skating Olympic champion Robin Cousins will help support and develop Great Britain's next generation of world-class skaters after taking up a new role.

Schmidt and Santos take AS single sculls B finals at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany's para-rower Johannes Schmidt, winner of the AS single sculls B final today in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesGermany's Johannes Schmidt won the B final of the Arms and Shoulders (AS) men's single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam today.
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