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Om Yun-Chol breaks weightlifting world record to win first North Korean gold of Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Moonlight Festival Garden Weightlifting Venue in Incheon

Om Yun-Chol celebrates his world record breaking victory ©AFP/Getty ImagesWith a grimace, a pause, and an almighty final heave, Om Yun-Chol broke his own clean and jerk world record in thrilling fashion to take the men's under 56 kilogram weightlifting title and win a highly significant first Asian Games gold medal here for North Korea.

Baku 2015 add oil company SOCAR to list of official partners

By Daniel Etchells

Baku 2015 European Games have confirmed SOCAR as their latest official partner ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 have added State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) to their growing list of official partners for the first-ever European Games.

Poland send home fans wild as book ticket into Volleyball World Championship final alongside Brazil

By Paul Osborne at the Spodek Hall in Katowice

Poland stormed into the final of the Volleybal World Championships in Katowice as they sealed a 3-1 victory over Germany in front of a packed out Spodek Hall ©Getty ImagesPoland sent their almost 11,000-strong fan club wild here this evening as they booked a one-way ticket to the final of the Volleyball World Championship with a superb 3-1 victory over Germany.

Denmark and Norway to co-host women's 2020 European Handball Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Denmark and Norway will co-host EURO 2020, as they did in 2010 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDenmark and Norway will jointly host the women's European Handball Federation (EHF) Euro 2020 tournament, after it was the only bid received.

South Korea duel, canter and pedal to five gold medals on opening day of Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Kim Dongeson won one of five South Korean goals on day one as part of the dominant dressage team ©Getty ImagesSouth Korea enjoyed a superb opening day of competition here at the Asian Games, claiming five gold medals across the sports of fencing, dressage, cycling and wushu to edge China at the top of the early medals table.

BOA looking forward to "extraordinarily exciting" 2018 Games after visit to Pyeongchang

By Nick Butler

The BOA delegation on their tour of venues in Pyeongchang that formed part of their visit ©Pyeongchang 2018Officials from the British Olympic Association (BOA) have become the latest team to inspect progress at Pyeongchang 2018, with less than three-and-a-half years until the next Winter Olympic Games.

Sport has to "partner up with politicians running this world", claims Bach

By Nick Butler at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon

Thomas Bach spoke alongside OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah this morning ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has warned that it can "no longer afford" to claim the Olympics has nothing to do with politics.

Jakarta confirmed as host city for 2018 Asian Games

By Nick Butler at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon

Jakarta has been awarded the next Asian Games, in 2018, during the OCA General Assembly this morning ©TwitterIndonesian capital Jakarta has been officially named as the host of the next edition of the Asian Games, taking place in 2018, it has been confirmed during the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly this morning.

Call for groups and fans to get behind 2015 Inas Global Games with one year to go

By Zjan Shirinian

More than 1,000 athletes representing 40 nations are expected to compete at the 2015 Global Games ©InasAn appeal is being made for sponsors, suppliers and supporters to get behind the 2015 International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Inas) Global Games.
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