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Glasgow 2014 head of sport to join Auckland World Masters Games

By Duncan Mackay

Glasgow 2014 head of sport Greg Warnecke is joining the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland ©2017 World Masters GamesGreg Warnecke, head of sport at Glasgow 2014, is to join the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, it was announced today. 

Seventy-one per cent of Azerbaijani students inspired by Baku 2015, claims survey

By Emily Goddard

A survey has revealed 71 per cent of young Azerbaijanis are inspired by the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Seventy-one per cent of Azerbaijani students believe hosting the inaugural European Games will benefit their nation, a study has revealed.

Europe secure equestrian title as Iranian taekwondo player wins historic first female gold at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Europe celebrate after winning the continental showjumping event ©FEIA second successive day of consistent jumping propelled Europe to the first equestrian gold medal of Nanjing 2014 here today as national allegiances were put to one side in a show of sporting camaraderie.

Ivory Coast football team hit by ban on sports matches over Ebola fear

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The suspension of international sports matches was announced by Sports Minister Alain Lobognon ©TwitterAll international sporting events in the Ivory Coast have been suspended until further notice in a latest measure to avoid the spread of Ebola into the country.

Chinese player edges Japanese rival in thrilling clash of table tennis styles

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Fan Zhendong's world-class status told eventually as he battled to the singles title ©ITTFIn the highest calibre display of sport yet seen here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, 17-year-old table tennis superstar Fan Zhendong battled his way to singles gold over Japan's Yuto Muramatsu in a match with deep tactical, rather than political, overtones.

McKillop back on the track and back on top of the podium at IPC Athletics European Championships

By Duncan Mackay

Michael McKillop celebrates winning the IPC Athletics European Championships 800m T38 at Swansea ©British Athletics via Getty ImagesIreland's Michael McKillop reinforced his reputation as the world's best Paralympic middle-distance runner when he won the 800 metres T38 at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea. 

Prince Harry and Earl of Wessex to support British National Paralympic Day

By Emily Goddard

Prince Edward will attend National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month ©Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, have announced they are to support Great Britain's National Paralympic Day, due to take place at the end of this month.

World Championship gold medallist claims women's 1500m running now rivals strength in depth of men's high jumping

By Mike Rowbottom in Stockholm

Jennifer Simpson (left) shows her silver medal after last year's 1500m final at the World Championships in Moscow, alongside champion Abeba Aregawi and (right) bronze medallist Hellen Obiri of Kenya ©Getty ImagesOn the eve of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting here Jennifer Simpson, the 2011 world 1500 metres champion from the United States, has likened the strength of her event to that of the men's high jump, which has boasted six performers at 2.40 metres or better this season.