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Landlocked Mongolia competing in eight sports at Asian Beach Games

By Nick Butler

The Mongolian delegation pose ahead of the Asian Beach Games in Phuket ©Mongolia NOCA Mongolian delegation that will compete in eight sports is preparing to depart for Phuket for the Asian Beach Games, which are due to open on Friday (November 14). 

US women win inaugural IPC Sledge Hockey Women's International Cup

By Paul Osborne

The United States have won the inaugural IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Womens International Cup ©TwitterThe United States made history today as they become the first female team to be crowned champions of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey Women's International Cup.

Exclusive: Loroupe blames foreign coaches for increase in failed doping cases in Kenya

By Paul Osborne

Tegla Loroupe has blamed foreign coaches for the increase in failed doping cases in Kenyan athletes ©Getty ImagesFormer marathon star Tegla Loroupe has blamed foreign coaches for the surge in doping cases involving Kenyan athletes.

Ecuador Olympic Committee continues push to teach Olympism in schools

By Paul Osborne

Hundreds of principals from Ecuador took part in sport-based exercises in an effort to increase Olympic philosophy in the nation ©FacebookHundreds of principals from schools in Ecuador are set to participate in sport-specific exercise events over the next two weeks as the Ecuador Olympic Committee and Ministry of Education push the values of Olympism.

Iran lose right to host 2015 Boys' Under-19 World Volleyball Championships as FIVB get tough over ban on women

By Duncan Mackay

Iran Volleyball FederationIran has been stripped of the right to host the 2015 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Boys' Under-19 World Championships, it was revealed today. 

Morocco refuse to host African Nations Cup over Ebola fears

By Duncan Mackay

Morocco is refusing to host the 2015 African Nations Cup amid fears over Ebola ©CAFA big question mark has been placed over next year's African Nations Cup after Morocco announced they would not stage the tournament in January because of fears over the spread of Ebola. 

Paris will make decision on whether to bid for 2024 Olympics in January, claims Mayor

By Duncan Mackay

Paris will decide in January whether or not to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, the city's Mayor Anne Hidalgo has claimed ©Getty ImagesParis will make a decision on whether or not to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics in January, the French capital's Mayor Anne Hidalgo has revealed, warning the country's President Francois Hollande she will not by influenced by his public support for the idea.

Australian Olympic team members to undergo mandatory child abuse checks

By Emily Goddard

John Coates has spoken of the need for the AOC to combat child abuse ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today revealed that all coaches, staff and officials will undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can become a member of the nation's team for Rio 2016.

South Korea and New Zealand add to anti-doping fund as deadline looms

By David Owen

South Korea and New Zealand are the latest countries to make donations to the WADA anti-doping research fundTwo more countries have made contributions to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) embryonic fund for new anti-doping research, enabling the initiative to creep closer to its $20 million (£12 million/€16 million) target.
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