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Commonwealth 800m champion heads Botswanans receiving Olympic Solidarity scholarships

By Nick Butler

Glasgow 2014 800m champion Nijel Amos will receive Olympic Solidarity funding ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth 800m champion Nijel Amos is among five Botswanan athletes who will receive Olympic Solidarity scholarships to aid preparations for Rio 2016. 

New support programme highlighted at first meeting of Guatemalan Athletes' Commission

By Nick Butler

Members attended the inaugural Athletes' Commission meeting in Guatemala ©Guatemalan Olympic CommitteeAn athletes' assistance programme has been introduced at the first meeting of the Guatemalan Olympic Committee (COG) Athletes' Commission, seen as a crucial breakthrough for the Central American nation.

Central American and Caribbean Games open with spectacular ceremony in Veracruz

By Emily Goddard

Ricky Martin was one of the stars of the show at the Veracruz 2014 Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games got underway with a spectacular Opening Ceremony in the Mexican city of Veracruz tonight, with Latin American singer Ricky Martin among the stars of the show.

Baku 2015 holds diplomatic briefing ahead of inaugural European Games

By Paul Osborne

More than 100 delegates from 60 countries have been in Baku today as the Baku 2015 European Games hosted a diplomatic briefing ©Baku 2015More than 100 delegates from 60 countries have been in Baku today as the Baku 2015 European Games hosted a diplomatic briefing for heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Azerbaijan.

Ride Across Britain participants will help support Rio 2016 ParalympicsGB athletes, claims BPA

By Daniel Etchells

The British Paralympic Association is the official charity of the 2015 Deloitte Ride Across Britain ©BPAThe British Paralympic Association (BPA), official charity of the 2015 Deloitte Ride Across Britain (RAB), claims participants in the fundraising challenge will be playing an important role in support of ParalympicsGB athletes at Rio 2016. 

C K Wu re-elected President of AIBA

By Duncan Mackay at the International Convention Centre Jeju in Seogwipo

C K Wu has been re-elected for a third four-year term as President of AIBA ©AIBAC K Wu was today officially re-elected as the President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for a third four-year term here today and vowed to continue his radical overhaul of the sport.

Head of 2022 World Cup Evaluation Commission and Blatter rival to be investigated by FIFA Ethics Commission

By Daniel Etchells

Harold Mayne-Nicholls (right) led the FIFA Inspection Group which assessed the candidates for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesHarold Mayne-Nicholls, the Chilean who led the FIFA Inspection Group that assessed the candidates for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, is being investigated for his conduct during the bidding processes for the tournaments it was revealed today. 

Equatorial Guinea to replace Morocco as Africa Cup of Nations hosts

By Daniel Etchells

Teodoro Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, met with Issa Hayatou, President of CAF, today ©Getty ImagesEquatorial Guinea will replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed today.

German biathlete's doping ban cut to six months after it's found she's not to blame

By Daniel Etchells

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle has had her doping ban reduced to six months ©Getty ImagesA two-year ban on German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, arguably the most high profile doping case at this year's Winter Olympic Games, has been cut to six months, it was announced today. 
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