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Defending champion Froome forced out of Tour de France after another day of crashes

By Gary Anderson

Defending champion Chris Froome has been forced to pull out of this year's race after suffering two heavy crashes today ©Getty Images Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome has been forced to pull out of this year's race after suffering two more crashes on stage five today.

Scotland's first female Commonwealth Games champion dies on eve of Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Scotland's first ever female Commonwealth Games gold medallist Elenor Gordon has died at the age of 80 ©Getty ImagesScotland's first ever female Commonwealth Games gold medallist Helen Orr Gordon, who came to be known as Elenor Gordon, has died at the age of the 80 on the eve of this year's event in Glasgow, where she had been due to present a medal.

Jersey shooter Le Couilliard to carry flag for second time at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Steve Le Couilliard will carry the Jersey flag for a second time during the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Glasgow ©Morag ObarskaShooter Steve Le Couilliard will be the Jersey flagbearer for a second time at a Commonwealth Games in Scotland as he has been bestowed with the honour for the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 after also carrying the flag at Edinburgh 1986.

Wie targeting more success at Women's British Open

By Gary Anderson

Michelle Wie is gearing up to add a second major win at this week's Women's British Open ©Getty Images American Michelle Wie will be looking to build on her big breakthrough at the US Women's Open last month as she returns to the scene of her best finish in a Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England.

Wins for Australia, Britain and Spain secure quarter-final spots at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Gary Anderson

Spain are one of three teams still undefeated at this year's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesWins for Australia, Great Britain and Spain has guaranteed them a place in the quarter-final stages of the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships as all three sides maintained a 100 per cent record in Incheon.

Jamaican Glasgow 2014 team manager selected as AISTS scholarship recipient for 2015 MSA course

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

A full scholarship for the AISTS Sports Administration Masters has been awarded to a Jamaican for the first time ©AISTSRashid Hall, Jamaica's team manager at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, will receive a scholarship for the 2015 International Academy for Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) Master of Sports Administration course, it was announced here today. 

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Virtual Torch Relay heads down to depths of the sea

By Gary Anderson

The Nanjing 2014 Virtual Torch Relay is set for a trip underwater following a visit to Fujian Province in China ©Nanjing 2014The Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games Virtual Torch Relay has set off on a unique journey which will see it travel 5,000 metres down to the depths of the sea as the countdown to the event continues.

IOC seeking meeting in The Gambia amid fears over Government interference

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

The IOC have requested a meeting with the Gambian Government to help establish a working relationship ©Getty ImagesSteps have been taken to organise a meeting between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Government in The Gambia amid fears they are trying to interfere in the running of the country's National Olympic Committee it was revealed here today.  

South Sudanese athlete to compete at Nanjing 2014 under Olympic flag

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

South Sudan is yet to have a National Olympic Committee recognised by the IOC but will have a runner at Nanjing 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn athlete from South Sudan, the world's newest country, will compete at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games as an independent representative, it was announced here today.
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