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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.

Oslo 2022 updates bid logo and website after winning Candidate City status

By Zjan Shirinian

Oslo has updated its bid logo to reflect its status as a Candidate City ©Oslo 2022Oslo 2022 has released an adapted version of its bid logo for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and upgraded its website.

Brazil 2014 hailed as first "truly mobile and social World Cup"

By Zjan Shirinian

The tournament has been hailed as the first truly social media World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil 2014 has been hailed as the first "truly mobile and social World Cup".

Task force to ensure technology at heart of Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

The Ministry hopes the task force's work will help show off South Korea's technology know-how ©Getty Images for USOCA task force has been set up to help ensure state-of-the-art technology is at the heart of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Nibali retakes lead in Tour de France with dominant stage win after Contador crashes out

By Nick Butler

Vincenzo Nibali consolidated his lead in the Tour de France after rival Alberto Contador crashed out ©Getty ImagesVincenzo Nibali has strengthened his grip on the Tour de France yellow jersey with a superb solo victory on a day when one of his biggest rivals, Alberto Contador, became the latest contender to abandon the race following a heavy crash.  
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