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We've had a difficult two years, admits FIG vice-president on eve of World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Emily Goddard

Slava Corn has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at next week’s World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ©FIG/FacebookSlava Corn, first vice-president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at this week's World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships "to show the world that we have a beautiful sport".

Poland shock favourites Brazil to lift World Volleyball Championships

By Paul Osborne at the Spodek Hall in Katowice

Poland have secured the Volleyball World Championship title with a historic victory over Brazil ©Getty ImagesPoland have secured a historic Volleyball World Championship title as they recorded a superb 3-1 victory over Brazil here.

Japanese newcomer overhauls freestyle favourites to light up day two at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Kosuke Hagimo looks as if he cannot quite believe it after touching the wall first ©Getty ImagesIn the most eagerly anticipated moment of these Asian Games so far, the men's 200 metres freestyle swimming final lived up to its billing in spectacular fashion as Kosuke Hagino produced a sensational finish to snatch a thrilling victory over two more established opponents.

BMC Racing Team prevail on opening day of UCI Road World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

BMC Racing saw off the challenges of Orica-GreenEdge and Omega Pharma-Quick Step to claim victory ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships got underway today as BMC Racing Team claimed victory in the men's team time trial in Ponferrada.

World number one judoka sent home from Incheon 2014 for breaking residency rules

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Victor Scvortov was ranked number one in the world in the men's under 73kg category ©IJFJudo officials from the United Arab Emirates have expressed shock after their three-man squad here at the Asian Games, including World Championship medallist Victor Scvortov, were all sent home after failing to meet a three-year residency rule.

Pedersen defies life-threatening bike crash to become long distance triathlon world champion

By Daniel Etchells

Camilla Pedersen's success is one of the comeback stories of the year ©Getty ImagesDenmark's Camilla Pedersen claimed victory at the Weihai 2014 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships today, less than a year after coming out of an induced coma following a life-threatening bike crash.

Oceania countries could compete in Asian Games, admits Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

OCA President Sheikh Ahmad has raised the prospect of more Oceanian involvement in Asian sporting events ©OCAOceania countries could one day compete in the Asian Games, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah claimed here today. 

British Paralympic equestrian champion Baker skydives for children's charity

By Emily Goddard

Natasha Baker jumped 12,000 feet from a plane to raise money for children's charity Dreamflight ©Natasha Baker/TwitterNatasha Baker, Great Britain's two-time Paralympic equestrian champion, has jumped 12,000 feet from a plane to raise money for children's charity Dreamflight - for which she is an ambassador.

CAF give backing to Blatter in FIFA Presidential election

By Daniel Etchells

Sepp Blatter has received the backing of CAF ahead of next years FIFA presidential election ©Getty ImagesConfederation of African Football (CAF) general secretary Hicham El Amrani has today confirmed the continent will support Sepp Blatter in next year's FIFA Presidential election.
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