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FIFA confirms loss of Emirates as sponsor after seven years but Qatar Airways lined up as replacement

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA has confirmed that Emirates is endings its sponsorship at the end of this year ©EmiratesFIFA has confirmed that it will be losing Dubai-based airline Emirates as one of its sponsors when the agreement between the two parties expires at the end of the year.

Olympic Movement descends on Bangkok for ANOC meetings and celebrations

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

A week of meetings and celebrations are taking place in Bangkok ©InterContinental HotelDelegates from all 204 members of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) are arriving here for a week of meetings and functions, with the Athletes' Commission among five groups to have held meetings to begin proceedings today.

L'Equipe 21 named exclusive broadcaster of Baku 2015 in France

By Paul Osborne

L'Equipe 21 will broadcast the Baku 2015 European Games exclusively in France ©Getty ImagesFrance's coverage of the Baku 2015 European Games will be exclusively broadcast on L'Equipe 21 following an agreement between the two organisations announced today.

Serial doper Gatlin has paid his dues, claims three-time Olympic champion Joyner-Kersee

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha 

Justin Gatlin has faced much criticism since his comeback from a doping ban Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin has paid his dues and deserves a second chance, claims three-time time Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee following stinging criticisms of the serial drugs cheat.

Woman jailed for attending FIVB World League match in Iran resumes hunger strike

By Nick Butler

Ghoncheh Ghavami has embarked on a second hunger strike in order to draw attention to her sentence ©Change.orgGhoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in jail for attempting to attend a volleyball match, is again refusing either food or liquids to draw attention to her plight.

South Korean skating queen Yuna Kim appointed Pyeongchang 2018 Ambassador

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

Yuna Kim has been appointed as a Pyeongchang 2018 Ambassador ©Getty ImagesVancouver 2010 figure skating champion Yuna Kim has today been appointed an Ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Cyclists need to be educated about doping at younger age, claims head of CADF

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha

Francesca Rossi has called for riders to be educated at a younger age to combat doping in the sport ©DohaGOALS ForumFrancesca Rossi, director of the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), has called for cyclists to be educated about doping at a young age in order to prevent a philosophy of taking banned drugs at elite level to become ingrained. 

British wheelchair racing champion launches new sports management company

By Paul Osborne

Hannah Cockroft has launched her own sports management company ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Paralympic and world wheelchair racing champion Hannah Cockroft has launched her own sports management company after, she claims, dealing with poor managers and agents in the past.

Weir decision to withdraw from funding programme will not harm career, says UK Athletics head coach

By Daniel Etchells

David Weir has chosen not to be part of British Athletics' Lottery funding programme for the 2014-15 season ©Getty Images UK Athletics Paralympic head coach Paula Dunn claims the decision of four-time London 2012 gold medallist David Weir to withdraw from British Athletics Lottery funding programme next year will not harm his international career.
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