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German doctorate student becomes second Parmigiani Spirit Award winner

By Nick Butler

Parmigiani Award winner Franz Gravenhorst in between 2013 recipient James Cook (left) and Parmigiani chief executive Jean-Marc Jacot ©FISAGermany's student rowing star Franz Gravenhorst has received the second Parmigiani Spirit Award at a ceremony in Zurich.

IOC cashes in on Asia's hat-trick of Olympic wins with $550 million TV deal in China

By David Owen

CCTV have agreed a new multi-million dollar deal with the International Olympic Committee ©CCTVThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has exploited China's likely status as host of the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to agree a bumper new broadcasting deal with China Central Television (CCTV).

Vanessa Mae appeals to CAS following four-year skiing ban

By Nick Butler

Vanessa Mae has appealed to CAS against a ruling that has seen her stripped of her Sochi 2014 result ©Getty ImagesViolinist turned skier Vanesse Mae has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Ski Federation's (FIS) ruling that she helped "manipulate" races in order to qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Garcia appeals against summary of World Cup bidding processes investigation

By Daniel Etchells

Michael Garcia is appealing against the 42-page summary of his investigation into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesFIFA has confirmed that its chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia has proceeded with his appeal against Hans-Joachim Eckert's 42-page summary of his 430-page report into alleged corruption surrounding the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Zimbabwe President Mugabe forces Regional Five Youth Games to delay Opening Ceremony as event begins in chaos

By Nick Butler

The Opening Ceremony of the regional event has been put back three days until Sunday (December 7), it has been announced ©FacebookConfusion has reigned ahead of the scheduled start of the African Sports Council Regional Five Youth Games in Bulawayo today, with the Opening Ceremony delayed, teams and equipment having not arrived and venues for several sports not ready. 

Gwangju 2015 launches new Universiade slogans

By Emily Goddard

Gwangju 2015 has launched two new slogans after a Facebook contest ©GUOCGwangju 2015 has launched two new slogans for next year's Summer Universiade in the South Korean city following an online contest.

Nigeria Football Federation Appeals Committee upholds disputed September elections

By Daniel Etchells

The Nigeria Football Federation's Appeals Committee dismissed all the petitions against the conduct of the September 30 polls ©Getty Images The Nigeria Football Federation's (NFF) Appeals Committee, headed by barrister Okey Ajunwa, has upheld the polls that brought in the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee of the Federation.

World records for Hosszú and Le Clos on day two of World Short-Course Swimming Championships

By Emily Goddard

Katinka Hosszú celebrates after breaking the 100 metres backstroke world record in Doha ©Getty ImagesHungary's Katinka Hosszú made up for her second best performance yesterday with a gold medal and world record on day two of the World Short-Course Swimming Championships at The Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha's Aspire Zone.

Olympic champion wins first Grand Prix title to put three final defeats behind her

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

Great Britain's Jade Jones (second from left) claimed her first WTF Grand Prix title ©WTF Great Britain's Jade Jones brought an end to her hoodoo against Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez to claim her first World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix title here at the 2014 Series finale. 
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