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Olympic figure skating medallist facing four year ban for aiding doping of former boyfriend

By Nick Butler

Carolina Kostner is facing a four year ban for allegedly aiding the doping of her boyfriend ©Getty ImagesIn a rare move, Italy's former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner is facing a ban of over four years for being complicit in the doping regime of her former boyfriend.

England 2015 Rugby World Cup will inject £1 billion into British economy, study claims

By Daniel Etchells

The redevelopment of Twickenham Stadium accounts for £76 million of the reported £85 million invested in infrastructure ©Getty ImagesThe 2015 Rugby World Cup in England is set to deliver nearly £1 billion ($1.6 billion/€1.3 billion) into the British economy, an economic impact study has revealed. 

NGOs voice opinions on Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic preparations

By Paul Osborne

Non-Governmental Organisations took part in the second Rio 2016 Dialogue Workshop last week ©Rio 2016Representatives from over 30 Non-Governmental Organisations were in Brazil this week to participate in the second Rio 2016 Dialogue Workshop, staged in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Shaw secures breakthrough windsurfing gold at ISAF World Cup Final

By Nick Butler

Bryony Shaw celebrates with silver medal winner Charline Picon ©Jesus Renedo/Sailing/Energy ISAFAustralia and Great Britain won two titles apiece at the 2014 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi today, with New Zealand, Austria, Slovenia and Belgium among other nations to taste victory. 

International Premier Tennis League will boost tennis in Asia, predicts study

By Nick Butler

Past and present Grand Slam champions Andy Murray and Carlos Moya pose together following a victory of the ITPL opener in Manila ©Getty ImagesTennis's popularity in Asia and the Middle East will be boosted by the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) that started in Manila this weekend, a report has claimed.

Top young talent descends on China for World Junior Table Tennis Championships

By Paul Osborne 

Yuto Muramatsu will be among the favourites to take gold in the boy's singles at the Wisdom 2014 World Junior Table Tennis Championships ©Getty ImagesThe world's best young table tennis stars have descended upon Shanghai this week as they bid to be crowned world champions at the Wisdom 2014 World Junior Table Tennis Championships.

Kuneida and Van Koot win Wheelchair Tennis Masters titles

By Paul Osborne 

Aniek Van Koot won the women's singles title at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters ©TwitterShingo Kunieda and Aniek Van Koot have lifted the men's and women's titles at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London this afternoon.

European Youth Olympic Festival announces two bands to perform at medal ceremonies

By Daniel Etchells

Philipp Groborsch (centre), EYOF chief executive, says Vertigo and Linksabbiega will "get the vibe going" ©EYOFOrganisers of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) have chosen local bands "Linksabbiega" and "Vertigo" to perform after medal ceremonies in Schruns, Austria. 

Tickets on sale for fencing Grand Prix in New York

By Paul Osborne

Tickets are on sale for the FIE Grand Prix in New York ©USA FencingTickets remain on sale for next month's International Fencing Federation (FIE) Grand Prix in Brooklyn, New York.
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