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TSN and RDS secure French Open broadcast rights in Canada until 2024

By Emily Goddard at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami

TSN and RDS will broadcast the French Open in Canada through to 2024 ©Bell MediaThe Sports Network (TSN) and Réseau des Sports (RDS) have secured an extension on their deal as the exclusive Canadian broadcasters of the French Open through to 2024.

Paralympic champion Othman smashes powerlifting world record three times at Dubai World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Sherif Othman has smashed the men's under 59 kilograms powerlifting world record three times on his way to gold at the IPC Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai ©Getty ImagesTwo-time Paralympic champion Sherif Othman has smashed the men's under 59 kilograms powerlifting world record three times on his way to gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai.

Paralympic doubles champions to lock horns in ITF 1 Series quads singles

By Daniel Etchells

Nick Taylor (left) and David Wagner (right) will put their doubles partnership to one side when they meet in the quarter-finals of the quads singles ©Getty ImagesThree-time Paralympic doubles gold medallists Nick Taylor and David Wagner are set to face each other in the quads singles competition quarter-finals at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1 Series event in Pensacola, Florida, after both secured their passage by different means. 

Exclusive: Gold Coast 2018 set to replace basketball with 3x3, claims FIBA sports director

By Daniel Etchells at the Marriott Hotel in Doha

3x3 basketball could replace the traditional version of the sport at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, it has been claimed ©FIBAIt was claimed here today that 3x3 basketball will feature at the next Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, instead of the traditional version of the sport.

Exclusive: IOC satisfied with Pyeongchang 2018 sliding venue despite unnecessary expenditure

By Nick Butler at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang

Construction work at the Alpensia Sliding Centre is currently around 20 per cent complete ©ITGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission member Adam Pengilly has praised "swift" construction at the Pyeongchang 2018 sliding sports venue, although the necessity of some added features has been questioned.

New WADA research fund attracts $6.5 million from Governments for fight against doping

By David Owen

A total of 12 Governments around the world have contributed more than $6 million to a World Anti-Doping Agency research fund ©WADAThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is developing an application process for researchers after revealing that its embryonic fund for new anti-doping research had attained a potential of almost $13 million (£8 million/€11 million).

Tokyo 2020 continues to prove gold-plated choice as sixth domestic sponsor signs up

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 have signed up JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation as its latest Gold Partner ©Tokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 today unveiled JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation as its sixth Gold Partner as the decision to award the Olympics and Paralympics to the Japanese capital continues to prove a lucrative choice.

Historic agreement between UNICEF and Baku 2015 to promote young people's sporting activity

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

Minister Rahimov and Ms Poirier sign the historic agreement ©Baku2015A world-first collaboration has been announced between UNICEF and Baku 2015 that, it is claimed, will enable young people throughout Azerbaijan to enrich their lives through sport.

Qatar Olympic Academy sign MoU with International School Sport Federation

By Daniel Etchells at the Marriott Hotel in Doha

Laurent Petrynka (left), President of the ISF, with Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (right), secretary general of the QOC and President of the QOA, at the signing of the MoU ©QOCThe Qatar Olympic Academy (QOA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International School Sport Federation (ISF) here tday.
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