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Leading Welsh hope suspended from Glasgow 2014 after doping charge

By Nick Butler

Gareth Warburton has been removed from the Wales team for Glasgow 2014 following a positive drugs test ©Getty ImagesWales have been dealt a blow in their preparations a week ahead of the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 after 800 metres runner Gareth Warburton was removed from the team for the Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test.

Thai officials deny involvement in alleged Vanessa Mae race rigging

By Gary Anderson

The National Olympic Committee of Thailand has denied any involvement in alleged race fixing surrounding skier Vanessa Mae ©Getty Images The National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT) has denied it was involved in any wrongdoing after allegations emerged last week that races involving Alpine skier Vanessa Mae were fixed so that the music star could qualify for Sochi 2014. 

BBC strike to take place during Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Gary Anderson

BBC staff are set to strike during the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesBBC staff are set to stage a 12-hour strike on July 23, raising concerns over the host broadcaster's coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

We have nothing to hide over corruption claims, insists Qatar 2022 director

By Zjan Shirinian

Communications director Nasser Al Khater has defended Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup ©Getty ImagesQatar 2022's communications director has spoken for the first time about corruption allegations swirling around the awarding of the World Cup to the Middle Eastern country, insisting there is nothing to hide.

Sprinter Chand dropped from Indian team for Glasgow 2014 amid reports of gender row

By Gary Anderson

Sprinter Dutee Chand (left) has been embroiled in a gender row after being left out of the Indian athletics squad for Glasgow 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesSprinter Dutee Chand has been omitted from India's athletics squad named for next week's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just days after she underwent a gender verification test.

Gallopin holds on to claim stage 11 win on Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Tony Gallopin celebrates his stage win on the Tour de France in Oyonnax today ©Getty ImagesFrenchman Tony Gallopin won stage 11 of the Tour de France as he held on to cross the line ahead of the closing chasing pack in Oyonnax, while Astana's Vincenzo Nibali retained the yellow jersey.

Rose hoping for history to repeat itself as Open Championship gets underway

By Gary Anderson

England's Justin Rose heads into this week's Open Championship looking for a third consecutive tournament win ©Getty Images England's Justin Rose will be hoping history repeats itself as he gets his Open Championship challenge underway tomorrow at Royal Liverpool after winning the Scottish Open earlier this week. 

Baku 2015 appoint former top IOC executive as director of protocol

By Duncan Mackay

Australian Paul Foster has been appointed as head of protocol by Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has appointed Paul Foster, the former head of protocol, events and hospitality at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to its director of protocol for the inaugural European Games, it was announced today. 

Bosnian sitting volleyball star Safet Alibasic named June's Athlete of the Month

By Zjan Shirinian

Safet Alibasic (centre, standing), was named Most Valuable Player at the World Paravolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesBosnia and Herzegovina sitting volleyball player Safet Alibasic has overwhelmingly been voted Allianz Athlete of the Month for June after helping his country become world champions.
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