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Rising star Biles in supreme form at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Simone Biles was in scintillating form in Nanning ©Getty ImagesThe United States and 17-year-old rising star Simone Biles have dominated the first day of women's qualifications at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

Asia united behind Qatar 2022 over corruption allegations motivated by "racism", promises Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Sheikh Ahmad has repeated his insistence that the corruption allegations against Qatar 2022 are racist ©AFP/Getty ImagesOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has repeated his controversial claim that corruption allegations surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup are motivated by "racism".

Gold Coast prepares for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Debrief

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Delegates from the Commonwealth Games Federation and Glasgow 2014 are in the Gold Coast for the Glasgow 2014 Debrief Accor HotelsThe Glasgow 2014 Debrief will start here tomorrow after delegates from Scotland and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) travelled to Australia to the city due to host the next edition of the event in 2018. 

Phelps to "take some time away" from swimming after drink driving charge

By Gary Anderson

Following a drink driving charge Michael Phelps has revealed he is to seek some help ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed he is taking a break from swimming to attend a "programme" following a drink driving charge last week.

Harting asks IAAF to remove him from World Athlete of the Year shortlist in protest at Gatlin nomination

By Duncan Mackay

Robert Harting, seen here celebrating his victory at the European Championships in Zurich, has asked the IAAF to be taken off its list for World Athlete of the Year in protest at the inclusion of Justin Gatlin ©Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic discus champion Robert Harting wants the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to omit him from the Athlete of the Year shortlist that also features two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin.

Zabell steps down from Spanish Olympic Committee

By David Owen

Theresa Zabell is stepping down as first vice-president of the Spanish Olympic Committee after seven years ©Getty ImagesTheresa Zabell, the Olympic gold medal-winning sailor who played a big part in Madrid's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, is stepping down from the Spanish Olympic Committee after seven years as first vice-president.

AIBA provisionally suspends Tunisia after election fallout

By Daniel Etchells

Ahmed Mejri is one of the many Tunisian boxers who will feel the effects of the provisional suspension ©Getty ImagesThe Tunisian Boxing Federation (FTB) has been provisionally suspended the international competition after it failed to carry out elections.

Countess of Wessex to unveil new Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame inductees

By Emily Goddard

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will unveil four new inductees to the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame ©Getty ImagesSophie, Countess of Wessex, is set to unveil four new inductees to the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame next Wednesday (October 8).

Five sailors dropped from British Olympic Podium squad following Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The RYA has announced a cut to its Olympic Podium squad in build-up to Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced it has cut five sailors from its Olympic Podium squad following a review after the Sailing World Championships in Santander last month.
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