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International Wheelchair Basketball Federation elects new President

By Gary Anderson

A new Executive Council has been elected by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation ©IWBFThe International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has elected a new Executive Council during its World Congress in Incheon, South Korea, which sees Germany's Ulf Mehrens replace Canadian Maureen Orchard as President.

Match Hospitality chief executive branded a "fugitive" hands himself in to police

By Nick Butler

Ray Whelan has now handed himself in to Brazilian police after being branded a "fugitive" last week ©TwitterRay Whelan, the chief executive of Match Hospitality, which is at the centre of investigations into a ticketing scam at the FIFA World Cup, has handed himself into police days after being branded a "fugitive". 

Tokyo 2020 sports director Murofushi inspiring youngsters to contribute ideas to Olympic vision

By Nick Butler

Former Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi featured in the Creating Tomorrow Together project today at local schools ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiKoji Murofushi, the Athens 2004 Olympic hammer champion who was appointed Tokyo 2020 sports director last month, was on hand today as the Organising Committee collated ideas from Japan's young generation as part of its "Creating Tomorrow Together" project.

Athletes on-guard as World Fencing Championships set to get underway in Kazan

By Gary Anderson

Action at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan will get underway tomorrow ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe world's top fencers have arrived in Russian city Kazan as they get set to take part in the World Fencing Championships which get underway tomorrow with the Opening Ceremony at The Tennis Academy.

Two-time Paralympic gold medallists Yohe and Lipsett retire from international ice sledge hockey

By Gary Anderson

Two of the most decorated players in US ice sledge hockey history have retired from international competition ©Getty Images Two of the United States' most decorated players, Andy Yohe and Taylor Lipsett, have announced they are retiring from international ice sledge hockey.

Exclusive: UK Sport suffers £12.6 million decline in lottery income

By David Owen

Money UK Sport gets from the National Lottery, which includes EuroMillions, has fallen dramatically in the last 12 months ©Getty ImagesUK Sport, Britain's elite sport funding body, suffered a 14 per cent decline - from £88.3 million ($150.7 million/€110.7 million) to £75.7 million ($129.2 million/€94.9 million) - in its share of proceeds from the National Lottery in its latest financial year.

Powell and Simpson free to race again after doping bans cut from 18 to six months

By Zjan Shirinian

Asafa Powell wrote on Twitter that "justice has been served" ©Getty ImagesJamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their doping bans cut from 18 to six months, meaning they can start competing again.

South African cricket team facing expulsion from SASCOC if fail to change logo displayed on kit

By Nick Butler 

SASCOC President Gideon Sam has warned Cricket South Africa that they must stop using an unofficial logo ©Getty ImagesCricket South Africa (CSA) has been set an ultimatum to remove the national flag from the emblem of the national cricket team kit because it contravenes strict legislation outlawing the use of unofficial logos for sporting teams. 

Visas to be waived for fans in "unforgettable football feast" at Russia 2018, Putin promises

By Nick Butler

Vladimir Putin declared that supporters travelling to attend Russia 2018 will not require a visa ©Getty ImagesFans visiting Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup will not require visas to enter the country, Vladimir Putin has announced in a Ceremony to mark the handing over of hosting rights from Brazil to the next host nation.
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