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Qatar flourish but champions Spain struggle at World Handball Championships as IOC President arrives

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar fans hail their side's second win at the World Handball Championships today ©Qatar2015twitterOn the day when the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, dropped by, hosts Qatar took another giant stride towards the knock-out stages of the 2015 World Handball Championships with a clear 27-20 win over Chile.

Hosts held to draw as African Cup of Nations opens in raucous fashion

By Brian Oliver at the Estadio de Bata in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea supporters cheer on their team in Bata ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere was a touch of quality from a Champions League player, heroics from a part-time goalkeeper from Deportivo Mongomo, and a raucous atmosphere here on the opening day of the 30th Africa Cup of Nations.

James and Cai claim halfpipe snowboard World Championship titles

By Nick Butler

Scotty James of Australia took the men's halfpipe title ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere was more success for Australia and China today at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, as Scotty James and Cai Xuetong each claimed halfpipe snowboard glory.

International Triathlon Union opens bidding for new Multisport World Championship Festival

By Paul Osborne

The ITU has announced a new Multisport World Championship Festival which will debut in 2017 ©ITUThe International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened the bidding process for a new Multisport World Championship Festival which will debut in 2017.

Frenzel earns second straight win at FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Triple event

By Liam Morgan

Eric Frenzel had a poor start to the second day but rallied pack with a superb performance in the 10km race ©Getty ImagesEric Frenzel earned his second consecutive victory on day two of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Triple in Seefeld, Austria.

Norwegian skiers at the double to earn maiden Cross Country Skiing World Cup victories

By Liam Morgan

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg clinched her first-ever World Cup victory in Estonia ©Getty ImagesNorwegian skiers Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and Tomas Northug both won their first-ever World Cup classic sprints at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross Country World Cup event in Otepaa, Estonia today.

Serbian star Čavić fires warning to swimmer switching nationality from Russia

By Liam Morgan

Arkady Vyatchanin announced last April that he wanted to begin competing for another team after falling out with the Russian Swimming FederationRetired Serbian swimming star Milorad Čavić has fired a warning to world record holder Arkady Vyatchanin after it was announced the Russian wants to compete for the Balkan nation, claiming the Serbian Swimming Federation is "plagued with corruption".

Germany's Neureuther earns slalom victory in Wengen

By Michael Pavitt

Felix Neureuther claimed his second Wengen victory after an aggressive second run ©Getty ImagesFelix Neureuther overcame challenging conditions to claim an Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom victory in Wengen, Switzerland.

Olympic champion Tretiakov claims first skeleton World Cup win of season

By Michael Pavitt

Tretiakov, the Olympic champion, has ended the Dukurs' dominance of the World Cup ©Getty ImagesRussia's Olympic skeleton champion Alexander Tretiakov has secured his first World Cup victory of the season, ending the winning streak of Latvia's Martins Dukurs. 
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