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Promise Sport for Tomorrow programme will reach 10 million people before Tokyo 2020

By Liam Morgan at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali

The Japan Sports Council claim they are committed to the development of sport in less developed countries through their Sport For Tomorrow programme ©TwitterThe Japan Sport Council (JSC) have outlined their ambitions here to help aid the development of some of the world's poorest countries as part of their Sport For Tomorrow programme.

Africa sets goal for more success at Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Abderrahim Zhiou won the T12 800 and T13 1500 metres at London 2012, claiming two of Tunisia's nine Paralympics gold medals ©Getty ImagesA big effort will be made to get more African athletes to next year's Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, it has been claimed.

Knegt breaks Dutch 27-year duck at World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Sjinkie Knegt won the men's 3,000m super final by the narrowest of margins ©Getty ImagesThe Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt won the men's 3,000 metres super final at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Moscow to seal his country's first individual overall classification title since 1988.

Semerenko claims maiden biathlon world title in Kontiolahti

By Daniel Etchells

Valja Semerenko tasted World Championship success for the first time ©Getty ImagesUkraine's Valja Semerenko shot cleanly on her way to winning the women's 12.5 kilometres mass start event and securing a first individual Biathlon World Championships title in Kontiolahti today.

Kearney ends remarkable career with dual moguls World Cup win

By Daniel Etchells

Hannah Kearney's victory was her 46th in 117 World Cup starts ©Getty ImagesThe United States' Hannah Kearney brought down the curtain on a glittering career by claiming victory in the women's dual moguls World Cup event in Megeve, France.

Bjøergen claims historic treble of cross-country World Cup titles

By Michael Pavitt

Marit Bjøergen claimed all three cross country World Cup titles ©AFP/Getty ImagesNorway's Marit Bjøergen became the first woman to win all three Cross Country Skiing World Cup crystal globes twice after finishing the season with victory in Oslo today. 

Kristoffersen secures second World Cup win as Hirscher extends overall lead

By Daniel Etchells

Henrik Kristoffersen has moved up to third in the slalom World Cup standings ©Getty ImagesNorway's Henrik Kristoffersen claimed his second World Cup slalom win of the season in the Slovenian resort of Kranjska Gora, as Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished sixth to increase his advantage in the overall standings.

Freund closing in on Ski Jumping World Cup title after fourth consecutive win

By Daniel Etchells

Severin Freund is well positioned to win the overall Ski Jumping World Cup title ©Getty ImagesGermany's Severin Freund took yet another major step towards winning the overall Ski Jumping World Cup title after securing his fourth consecutive victory in Oslo.

China, Switzerland and Russia top standings at end of second day of World Women's Curling Championship

By Michael Pavitt

Anna Sidorova led Russia to two victories on the second day of action in Sapporo ©World Curling FederationChina, Switzerland and Russia are the only teams boasting unbeaten records at the ZEN-NOH World Women's Curling Championship in Sapporo following completion of the first three fixtures. 
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