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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.

Badminton's bid for Paralympic inclusion gaining momentum as new sponsor unveiled

By Nick Butler

UK Design company DPI will sponsor the International Para-Badminton Championships Tournament ©DPIBadminton's quest to be added to the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics has received another boost following the announcement British design company DPI will sponsor the International Para-badminton Championships in England next month. 

Protests across Brazil as anti-World Cup movement takes shape

By Nick Butler

Protesters close to the stadium in Sao Paulo where the first match of the FIFA World Cup will take place next month ©AFP/Getty ImagesProtests have taken place throughout Brazil today as embers of the violence which rocked the country during the Confederations Cup last summer reignite with less than a month to go until the opening of the FIFA World Cup. 

Army presence at Glasgow 2014 confirmed in bid to repeat London 2012 security success

By Nick Butler

The Armed Forces will be involved in Glasgow 2014 in both a security and a ceremonial capacity ©Getty ImagesMore than 2,000 members of Britain's Armed Forces will provide additional venue security at Glasgow 2014, while they will also perform ceremonial roles including a fly-past by the Red Arrows at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

Organised crime using sport betting to launder $140 billion each year, report reveals

By Emily Goddard

A new University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and International Centre for Sport Security report has shown organised crime networks are using sport betting to launder $140 billion ©ICSSOrganised crime networks are using sport betting to launder $140 billion (£83 billion/€102 billion) each year, a new report released today has revealed.
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