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Countries lining up to replace Ukraine as host of EuroBasket 2015

By Duncan Mackay

Ukraine will find out next month whether or not they will hold EuroBasket 2015 ©FIBA EuropeA decision on whether Ukraine will host EuroBasket 2015 has been postponed until next month, it has been announced. 

Next step taken on road to Baku 2015 as qualification process unveiled

By Nick Butler

Wrestling is one sport where the quota places will be confirmed soon ©AFP/Getty ImagesMore details on the qualification system for 18 of the sports to be contested at the European Games in Baku have been released with little more than a year to go until the inaugural event. 

Exclusive: It is better to praise Rio 2016 than join in the criticism, insists IPC official

By Nick Butler

The IPC insist Rio 2016 can still be as successful as London 2012, 20 months after the Paralympic Flag was passed from one to the other at the Closing Ceremony ©Getty ImagesAlthough it is tempting to "jump on the bandwagon" and criticise preparations for Rio 2016, it is better to offer support and praise the positive aspects, an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) official has told insidethegames.

Baku to host WSB Finals after Ukrainian Otamans' withdrawal

By Paul Osborne

Baku is set to host the WSB Season Four Finals ©WSBBaku will host the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Season Four Finals after the Ukrainian Otamans franchise withdrew its plan to stage the event due to the ongoing tensions in the country.

Czech Olympic Committee apologise to athletes who missed Los Angeles 1984 due to boycott

By Nick Butler

A special medal and certificate was handed to the athletes who missed out on competing at Los Angeles 1984 ©Czech Olympic CommitteeVeteran athletes denied the opportunity to compete at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games have received an apology from the Czech Olympic Committee. 

Boost for Baku 2015 as Tour of Azerbaijan praised for "excellent organisation"

By Nick Butler

The success of the Tour of Azerbaijan is a boost with a year to go ahead of Baku 2015 ©FacebookAzerbaijan has received a further boost to its surging sporting pedigree ahead of the European Games in Baku next year after the European Cycling Union (UEC) praised the success of the recent Tour of Azerbaijan.

Rwanda names squad for African Youth Games but bans swimmers

By Gary Anderson

The Rwanda National Olympic Committee has banned swimmers from its squad for the Africa Youth Games ©RNOCThe Rwanda National Olympic Committee (RNOC) has named a squad of 39 athletes for the upcoming African Youth Games in Botswana.

Titleist extends partnership with European Tour up until 2018

By Gary Anderson

Titleist will provide range balls for warm up and practice on The European Tour for the next four years ©Getty Images American golf equipment manufacturer Titleist has extended its long-standing partnership with The European Tour by signing on as an official partner until 2018.

Two-time London 1948 champion and former world record holder Patton dies aged 89

By Nick Butler

Two time London 2012 champion Mel Patton has died at the age of 89 ©TwitterOne of the greatest sprinters in United States history, two-time London 1948 Olympic gold medallist Mel Patton, has died at the age of 89.
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