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Doping "not worth it", warns Olympic champion swimmer

By Emily Goddard

Susie O'Neill has warned against the dangers of using performance enhancing drugs ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic swimming champion Susie O'Neill is urging young athletes to work harder instead of doping in light of new research that suggests competitors as young as 12 are using performance or image enhancing drugs.

Support for Rio 2016 will not be damaged by Brazil World Cup humiliation, claims Bach

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

IOC President Thomas Bach believes Brazil's defeat in the FIFA World Cup will not harm popular opinion ahead of Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil's sensational 7-1 defeat to Germany in the FIFA World Cup semi-final will not lead to people there renewing their violent protests against major events, including Rio 2016, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach claimed here today. 

New survey showing strong support for Sochi 2014 and Olympic Brand hailed by IOC

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

Independent research has demonstrated the success of Sochi 2014 and the appeal of the Olympic Brand, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesIndependent research conducted across 16 countries in the aftermath of the Winter Olympic Games earlier this year has found that the appeal of the Olympic Brand remains strong, amid an endorsement for the success of Sochi 2014, it has been claimed. 

Seven Network secure Australian TV Olympic rights

By Duncan Mackay

The Seven Network have reportedly won back the rights to broadcast the Olympics in Australia ©Seven NetworkSeven Network has agreed a deal to broadcast the next three Olympics, including Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, it has been reported. 

Argentina rub salt in Brazilian wounds by setting up World Cup Final with Germany

By Nick Butler

Argentina fans celebrating after their team defeated The Netherlands on penalties ©AFP/Getty ImagesArgentina set up a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cup Finals' against Germany after requiring a penalty shoot-out to beat The Netherlands following a forgettable 0-0 draw in São Paulo tonight.

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.
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