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Wales labour to Six Nations win over Italy to keep hat-trick dream alive

By Zjan Shirinian

Wales remain on-track for a third straight Six Nations triumph, after winning an at times tight affair against Italy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 1 - Wales laboured to a win over Italy in the opening game of the rugby Six Nations, to keep their bid for a historic hat-trick of titles alive.

Logo for Lviv 2022 unveiled as protests show no sign of easing

By Nick Butler

Lviv 2022 have unveiled the logo for their 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics bid ©Lviv 2022January 31 - A logo reflecting the "open" and "multi-cultural" nature of Lviv's bid for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been unveiled on the backdrop of protests which continue to rock the city and the rest of Ukraine.

Toronto 2015 agree financial deal with sacked chief executive

By Duncan Mackay

Ian Troop has reached a financial settlement with Toronto 2015 after they fired him last month as chief executive ©Toronto Star via Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Ian Troop is to receive a $500,000 (£307,000/€370,000) severance package after being fired as chief executive by Toronto 2015 last month, it was announced today. 

Male and female judoka set to travel to Sofia ahead of European Open

By Paul Osborne

Male and female judoka will gather in Sofia tomorrow to compete in the 2014 European Judo Open ©Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Both male and female judoka will compete at the European Judo Open in Sofia for the first time since 2002 with more than 250 athletes expected to travel to the Bulgarian capital tomorrow.

French Cycling Federation reveals plans for "Team Sky à la française" in bid for Tour de France glory

By Paul Osborne

The French Cycling Federation has outlined plans to form a new professional cycling team similar to that of Team Sky ©Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - A French professional cycling team, similar to that of Great Britain's Team Sky, could come into fruition by as early as next year after an announcement by the French Cycling Federation (FFC) at the newly-inaugurated Vélodrome National today.

Nepal's lone Sochi 2014 athlete competing to teach young people about Olympic spirit

By Emily Goddard

Dachhiri Sherpa is going to Sochi not to win but to inspire the young people of Nepal ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 31 - Cross country skier Dachhiri Sherpa, Nepal's only competitor at Sochi 2014, has admited there is a significant chance he will finish last at the Winter Games but hopes his performance will inspire young people in his home nation to achieve their Olympic dreams.

Anna Schaffelhuber dominates women's sitting class in IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Anna Schaffelhuber has won her fourth gold medal of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Tignes with victory in the women's sitting super-combined event ©Gregory PicourtJanuary 31 - Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber has continued her remarkable run of form in the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup, adding an 11th win in 12 races to put her in pole position to take gold at Sochi 2014.

John Lewis named official department store for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

January 31 - Managing director John Lewis Glasgow, Kim Lowe along with Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg announcing the retailer's partnership with the Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014Retailer John Lewis has been named as the official department store for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

British sailors dominate Paralympic classes at ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami

By Paul Osborne

All three Paralympic class title were awarded today as all but two races were cancelled on the penultimate day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup ©Walter Cooper/US SailingJanuary 31 - As the wind, or lack of it, continued to frustrate athletes on the penultimate day of the 2014 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup in Miami, all but two of the 13 Olympic and three Paralympic races were cancelled at Biscayne Bay.
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