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British Lionhearts mark return to World Series of Boxing with victory

By Michael Pavitt

Both the British Lionhearts and the China Dragons were marking their return to the competition ©Getty ImagesThe British Lionhearts have enjoyed a winning return to the World Series of Boxing (WSB) after they defeated the China Dragons 3-2 at York Hall, London.

Qi and Peel secure aerials titles as Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships opens

By Nick Butler

Qi Guangpu defended his men's world title on the opening day of the World Championships ©Getty ImagesChina's Qi Guangpu and Australia's Laura Peel took male and female aerials honours on the opening day of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.

IOC opens 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bidding process with special invitation phase

By Nick Butler

Christophe Dubi, IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games, announced the opening of the 2024 process this morning ©Getty ImagesA letter inviting National Olympic Committees to discuss potential bids for the 2024 Summer Games has been sent today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), officially opening what will be a two-and-a-half-year long bidding contest. 

Rio 2016 tickets to go on sale in March

By Michael Pavitt

The ticketing process for Rio 2016 have been announced today ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 have opened their Olympic ticketing web portal today ahead of the ticket-selling process beginning in March.

Qatar open Men's Handball World Championship with a win

By Emily Goddard

The 24th Men's Handball World Championship have opened in Qatar ©Qatar 2015/FacebookThe 24th Men's Handball World Championship opened in Qatar today with a "dazzling" Ceremony and a win for the home team against Brazil.

German court sets precedent by allowing case involving speed skater accused of doping

By Paul Osborne

A German court ruled to have the case of Claudia Pechstein heard as she seeks damages against the ISU ©Getty ImagesA German court has today ruled that the case of five-time Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein can be heard as she seeks damages against the International Skating Union (ISU).

Swedish ice hockey star avoids ban following failed doping test at Sochi 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nicklas Bäckström has agreed to drop his appeal against an anti-doping violation at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesSwedish ice hockey star Nicklas Bäckström has agreed to drop his appeal against the International Olympic Committee's (IOC), following their claim he violated the World Anti-Doping Code during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Coca-Cola named official partner of Baku 2015 European Games

By Paul Osborne

Coca-Cola has been named as an official partner of the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Coca-Cola has been named as an official partner of the Baku 2015 European Games, it was announced today.

Exclusive: Shooting boss dismisses concerns over future of sport in Britain after closure of key centre

By Liam Morgan

Peter Wilson won double gold at the 2012 Olympics and says the centres closure was a key factor in his decision to retire Getty ImagesBritish Shooting chief executive Hamish McInnes has dismissed claims the closure of the Southern Counties shooting centre will lead to the end of the Olympic discipline in the country.
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