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Demonstrators to stage protest walk against Tokyo National Stadium demolition

By Emily Goddard

Demonstrators are to stage a protest walk against the Tokyo National Stadium demolition ©Getty ImagesThe Custodians of the National Stadium, a group campaigning to stop the demolition of the Tokyo National Stadium to make room for a new one for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, are planning to stage a protest walk this weekend.

David Ginola launches audacious bid for FIFA Presidency - and is paid £250,000 for it

By Paul Osborne

David Ginola has announce dhis bid to run for FIFA President ©TeamGinolaFormer French international David Ginola has shocked the footballing world after announcing his bid to run for FIFA Presidency today, with his campaign engineered by bookmakers Paddy Power.

Jacobellis and Matteotti claim snowboard cross World Championship titles

By Michael Pavitt

Lindsey Jacobellis secured her fourth Snowboard cross title ©Getty ImagesLindsey Jacobellis claimed her fourth World Championship crown on the second day of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, while Italy's Luca Matteotti claimed his first ever title in the men's event.

Late entrants Germany avenge Poland defeat on first full day at Qatar 2015 World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany's handball team, pictured after winning their European Championship 2016 qualifier last year, defeated Poland, who had defeated them in the play-offs for the Qatar 2015 World Championships, as wild card entrants ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGermany, who won a late wild card into the Qatar 2015 World Handball Championships, earned revenge in their first match today against the team who originally eliminated them from this year's finals, Poland.

International Equestrian Federation appoints first female secretary general

By Nick Butler

Sabrina Zeender has been appointed secretary general of the International Equestrian Federation on a permanent basis ©FEISwitzerland's Sabrina Zeender has been appointed secretary general of the International Equestrian Federation (FIE) after a proposal from new President Ingmar De Vos was unanimously accepted by the FEI Bureau.

Rio 2016 road races to start and finish at Fort Copacabana

By Paul Osborne

The Rio 2016 men's and women's road race will now start and finish at Fort Copacabana ©Getty ImagesThe International Cycling Union (UCI) has today confirmed the adapted start and finish locations of the Rio 2016 men's and women's road races at Fort Copacabana.

Frenzel opens FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Triple with first place finish in Seefeld

By Paul Osborne

Eric Frenzel has sealed victory on day one of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Triple event ©FISGermany's Eric Frenzel has set himself up as the top contender at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Nordic Combined World Cup Triple after skiing to victory on day one in Seefeld, Austria.

Horn earns first biathlon World Cup victory

By Michael Pavitt

Fanny Welle-Strand Horn claimed her first World Cup victory ©Getty ImagesNorway's Fanny Welle-Strand Horn claimed the first International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup victory of her career, taking advantage of perfect conditions in Ruhpolding to win the women's 7.5 kilometres race ahead of Belarus' Darya Domracheva.

Four-goal Al Dardour keeps Jordan's Asian Cup hopes alive

By Michael Pavitt

Palestine fans celebrate their first Asian Cup goal but their match ended in a 5-1 defeat ©Getty ImagesHamza Al Dardour became only the fourth player in Asian Cup history to score four goals in a match as Palestine's historic debut came to an end, while Japan are on the verge of the quarter-finals after a 1-0 victory over Iraq in an extraordinary match for Keisuke Honda.

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