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London Marathon fundraising eclipses five-year target, announces title sponsor Virgin Money

By Daniel Etchells

Hugh Brasher (left), Virgin Money London Marathon race director and Sir Richard Branson (right), Virgin founder celebrating the success on the London Tower Bridge ©Bob Martin for Virgin Money London MarathonVirgin Money, the title sponsor of the London Marathon since 2010, has today announced that the total raised for charity from the previous five events stands at £261.4 million ($427.1 million/€329.1 million), eclipsing the target of £250 million ($408.5 million/€314.7 million) set for this stage in the partnership. 

Manchester United Soccer School launched in Azerbaijan

By David Owen

It is hoped the Manchester United Soccer School will help children who study there contribute to the future of football in Azerbaijan ©Getty ImagesAzerbaijan has teamed up with one of the world's best-known football clubs, Manchester United, to help develop grass-roots football in the country.

Chinese Basketball Association secures three-year sponsorship deal with FAW-Volkswagen

Emily Goddard

The Chinese Basketball Association has secured a three-year sponsorship deal with FAW-Volkswagen ©FAW-VolkswagenThe Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has secured a three-year sponsorship deal with car manufacturing giant FAW-Volkswagen Automobile.

Canoe Slalom World Championships set to begin at Deep Creek

By Daniel Etchells

The Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships logo Deep Creek 2014 © Deep Creek 2014The Deep Creek 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships are due get underway tomorrow with the mountains of Western Maryland hosting the event for the first time in 25 years.

IOC member Carrión headlines additional appointments to FIBA Central Board

By Gary Anderson

IOC member Richard Carrión of Puerto Rico has been appointed to the Central Board of FIBA ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard Carrión is one of a number of additional appointments made to the Central Board of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which now consists of 26 members.

Danish duo Nielsen and Olsen in early lead as 49erFX racing finally underway at Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

It has been a busy day of sailing action on the Spanish coast at the Sailing World Championships in Santander ©Getty ImagesAfter being unable to take to the water due to a lack of wind yesterday, the 49erFX sailors finally got their campaigns underway at the Sailing World Championships in Santander and it is reigning European champions Ida Nielsen and Mari Olsen who lead the early standings.

Germany takes individual and team gold in junior men’s 50m rifle prone at Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The ISSF Shooting World Championships continued today with Germany taking individual and team honours in the men's junior 50m prone rifle events ©ISSFGermany's Christoph Kaulich fired his way to gold in the junior men's 50 metre rifle prone competition at the Shooting World Championships, helping his side also take home team honours from Granada.

Olympic Museum unveils new curling statue

By Emily Goddard

Thomas Bach and Kate Caithness unveil the curling sculpture in Lausanne ©WCFInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and World Curling Federation (WCF) President Kate Caithness have unveiled a new curling statue at the Olympic Museum's Olympic Park in Lausanne.

Video of armless table tennis player reaches two million YouTube views

By Emily Goddard

The Nothing is Impossible video of Ibrahim Hamato has reached two million YouTube views ©ITTF/Rémy Gros1A video featuring armless Egyptian table tennis athlete Ibrahim Hamato playing at the 2014 World Table Tennis Championships has reached a staggering two million views on YouTube.
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