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China in dominant form at World Taekwondo Federation US Open Championships

By Paul Osborne

Yunfei Guo secured one of three Chinese gold medals at the WTF US Open Championships ©Getty ImagesChina proved the dominant force on the final day of action at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) US Open Championships as they wrapped up three of the eight gold medals on offer in Orlando.

Ivory Coast salvage late draw against Mali to leave group exactly level

By Liam Morgan

Max Gradel celebrates his late eqauliser as Ivory Coast salvaged a dramatic point against Mali ©Getty ImagesLots may have to be drawn to decide who progresses from Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations after both matches finished 1-1 at the Estadio de Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

Major shock on opening day of IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships as Petushkov fails to medal

By Paul Osborne

Maksym Yarovyi captured gold on the opening day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships ©Getty ImagesThere was a major upset on day one of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships as Ukraine's Maksym Yarovyi powered his way to gold in the men's sitting event while six-time Sochi champion Roman Petushkov failed to make it onto the podium.

Argentina beat Russia to claim last qualifying place at World Handball Championship

By Mike Rowbottom

Argentina's Sebastian Simonet was sent off after quarter of an hour of the crucial qualifier with Russia, but his side held on to win 30-27 and claim a place in the last 16 ©Qatar2015Argentina earned the final place in the last 16 knock-out stages at the World Handball Championship in Qatar at the expense of Russia, whom they beat 30-27 despite having Sebastian Simonet sent off after quarter of an hour.

Another Russian Olympic champion accused of doping - with IAAF verdict imminent

By Nick Butler

London 2012 Olympic steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova has become the latest Russian embroiled in a doping scandal ©AFP/Getty ImagesA high-profile Russian athlete has been embroiled in yet another doping crisis, with 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova having been absent from competition since 2013 over irregularities in her biological passport. 

Exclusive: Quiñones - “Today I renovated my commitment”

By David Owen

José Quiñones will remain in his position as President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee ©PASODoubts over the tenure of José Quiñones at the head of the Peruvian Olympic Committee (COP) have seemingly been swept aside, after the COP President received the unanimous support of his country's national sports federations at an Extraordinary General Assembly.

Around 900 athletes from 45 nations arrive for European Youth Olympic Festival

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley, Austria

The European Youth Olympic Festival in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein is set to begin tomorrow ©EYOF2015The winter edition of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is set to get underway here tomorrow with the Opening Ceremony at the Montafon Nordic ski jumping venue.

First of two Winter Universiade Opening Ceremonies to begin in Slovakia

By Michael Pavitt

Granada will start hosting the event from February 4 ©Granada2015Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia is hosting the first of two Opening Ceremonies at this years' Winter Universiade tonight, with the venue due to stage Nordic and Biathlon events, while the official opening will take place in Granada, Spain, next month.

Jansrud earns tight win in weather-affected downhill event at FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Kjetil Jansrud earned a close victory to cement his second place on the overall World Cup leaderboard ©Getty ImagesNorway's Kjetil Jansrud claimed a narrow win in the men's downhill event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup event at Kitzbuehel, Austria, to cement his second-place position in the overall standings.

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