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World number one Elshorbagy through to PSA World Championship final

By Daniel Etchells

Mohamed Elshorbagy will meet fellow Egyptian Ramy Ashour in the PSA World Championship final ©PSAEgypt's world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy booked his place in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship final after an emphatic 3-0 victory against defending champion Nick Matthew in Doha.

Elite will prosper but Europe could suffer as IAAF announces new qualifying standards

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hote in Monte Carlo

Beijing's Birds Nest stadium will see new qualifying standards employed for its IAAF World Championships next year ©Getty ImagesA new unified qualification system for next year's World Championships in Beijing, announced at the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) Council meeting, is likely to improve the overall quality of the event, but may result in some countries struggling to field a wide range of competitors.

Three riders secure back to back golds at Para-snowboarding World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Mike Shea has secured his second gold medal in as many days ©Getty ImagsMike Shea of the United States has made it two in two at the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Alpine Skiing two-day event in Landgraaf, The Netherlands, securing gold in the season opening Para-snowboarding World Cup.

Snow sports enjoying boom in Britain since Sochi 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead

Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls joined snowboarding hopefuls at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead today ©ITGWinter Olympic stars Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls were joined by snowboarding hopefuls here today as the Go Ski Go Board ambassadors gave a taster session into a sport that has been rocking since Sochi 2014.

Lavillenie laments destruction of Donetsk arena where he broke Bubka world record

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco

Renaud Lavillenie, pictured with the man whose world pole vault record he took, Sergei Bubka ©AFP/Getty ImagesWorld pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie, here as one of three contenders for the International Association of Athletics Federations' Male World Athlete of the Year award tomorrow, spoke of his sadness over the destruction of the venue in Donetsk where he set his record of 6.16 metres in February.

Ceremony held to celebrate Thailand success at Asian Para Games

By Nick Butler in Phuket 

A selection of Thailand's Asian Para Games heroes gather together at the Ceremony ©FacebookA special ceremony has been held to mark the success of the Thailand team at last month's Asian Para Games in Incheon following an impressive haul of 107 medals.

Exclusive: IAAF claim Doha's $37 million offer in 2019 World Championships bid was legal and within guidelines

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Doha did not break any rules when they offered $37 million during their successful bid to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships ©IAAFAllegations that the Doha team which successfully bid here this week for the 2019 World Athletics Championships made an "illegal" offer of $37 million (£24 million/€29 million) have been denied by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Six candidates for 2019 European Games as timetable announced but identities will remain a secret

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

A timetable to choose a host city for the 2019 European Games was drawn up today by the European Olympic Committees Executive Committee ©EOCThe host city for the 2019 edition of the European Games will be announced at an Extraodinary General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) next May, it was revealed here today.

Exclusive: India Olympic Association seek private funding to protect autonomy in "new era", reveals President

By Nick Butler at the Dusit D2 Resort Hotel in Phuket

India, pictured at the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, are taking a new approach to improve their sporting and administrative fortunes following their return to the Olympic fold ©Getty ImagesA process to "commercialise" the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and seek private, rather than Governmental funding, has been launched following the body's return to the Olympic fold this year, IOA President N Ramachandran has told insidethegames here.
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