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Norovirus hits 32 people at Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village

By Emily Goddard

Norovirus has hit 32 people at the Glasgow 2014 Athletes’ Village ©Glasgow 2014A suspected outbreak of norovirus has hit 32 workers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village, National Health Service (NHS) Greater Glasgow and Clyde has said.

First athlete to test positive at Sochi 2014 handed two-year ban

By Nick Butler

German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to test positive during Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping ban, along with Irina Starych of Russia ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to fail a drugs test at Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping suspension by the International Biathlon Union (IBU), while an identical ban has been awarded to former Russian champion Irina Starych.

Human rights campaigner Tatchell announced as Champion of Pride House at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Prominent human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been announced as a Champion of Pride House Glasgow ©Getty Images International human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Scottish comedian Susan Calman have been announced as Champions of Pride House Glasgow, which will open its doors for the start of the Commonwealth Games next week. 

Exclusive: Lottery grant payments to governing bodies from UK Sport almost doubled in year to March

By David Owen

Lottery grant payments by UK Sport have increased by 75 per cent on the previous 12 months ©Getty ImagesUK Sport, Britain's elite sport funding body, shared out more than £80 million ($136.8 million/€101.1 million) of Nationl Lottery grant payments in the year ending March 2014, a 75 per cent increase on the previous year.

McIlroy tops leaderboard after Open Championship first round

By Emily Goddard

Rory McIlroy tops the leaderboard after day one of the Open Championship ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy has shot a six under par 66 to secure his place at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Kristoff sprints to Tour de France stage 12 victory

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Kristoff has claimed his first Tour de France stage win ©Getty ImagesNorway's Alexander Kristoff today claimed his first Tour de France stage win with a sprint finish on the 12th leg from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint Etienne.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium track transported to Horse Guards Parade for Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium track has moved location for the Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsPreparations for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games taking place on Horse Guards Parade on Sunday (July 20) have ramped up a notch today with the beginnings of work to install 1,600 square metres of athletics track on the iconic landmark.

Samsung accessibility map expanded in Russia as part of Sochi 2014 Paralympic legacy

By Gary Anderson

The Accessibility Map for smartphones has been expanded across more than 600 towns and cities in Russia ©Sochi 2014Creators of the Samsung accessibility map mobile application have announced that the service continues to be expanded and updated across Russia in the wake of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

Japan's Sochi 2014 Paralympic medallists awarded unique pins

By Zjan Shirinian

Akira Kano has been awarded two gold pins in recognition of his Sochi 2014 success ©Getty ImagesJapan's Sochi 2014 Paralympic medallists have been awarded unique pin badges to celebrate their successes.
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