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US manufacturer facing disciplinary proceedings after selling unapproved gymnastics mats to Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against American apparatus manufacturer AAI after it sold unapproved mats to Nanjing 2014 organisers ©Getty ImagesDisciplinary proceedings have been opened against an American apparatus manufacturer after the company sold unapproved gymnastic mats to organisers of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Princess Haya to be made Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour

By Paul Osborne

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is set to be made an Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour ©Getty ImagesPrincess Haya Bint Al Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), is set to be made an Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest distinction awarded in France.

Murray wins modern pentathlon world title as China take team gold in Warsaw

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's Samantha Murray has won the gold medal in the women's individual event at the World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Warsaw ©UIPMBritain's Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray became modern pentathlon world champion in Warsaw today after moving from third to first in the concluding run/shoot event.

Cuba survive threat of Volleyball World Championship exit by beating South Korea

By Zjan Shirinian

Cuba finally have a win under their belt after beating South Korea 3-1 ©Getty Images for FIVBCuba survived an early wobble to win their crunch game against South Korea at the Volleyball World Championship and keep alive hopes of going one better than they did four years ago.

Qatari celebrates second best high jump in history with sparkling performance in Brussels Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

Mutaz Essa Barshi came close to breaking the 21-year-old world record high jump record held by Javier Sotomayor ©Getty ImagesMutaz Essa Barshim became the second best high jumper of all time in clearing 2.43 metres at the final International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels tonight.

Navarro takes stage 13 win on Vuelta a España while Contador retains red jersey

By Gary Anderson

Daniel Navarro timed his assault to perfection today to take stage 13 on the Vuelta ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome rider Daniel Navarro timed his run to the line perfectly to take the stage 13 win in Obregon as compatriot Alberto Contador led home the main group of contenders five seconds back to retain overall lead of the Vuelta a España.

Beijing prepares to host 2014 ITTF Para World Championships

By Paul Osborne

The 2014 ITTF Para World Championships are due to get underway in Beijing tomorrow ©ITTFBeijing will host more than 300 athletes over the next week as the Chinese capital prepares to host the 2014 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Para World Championships.

Leading archers descend on Olympic capital for World Cup Final weekend

By Nick Butler at Hotel Alpha-Palmiers in Lausanne  

Archers are descending on Lausanne for the World Cup Final this weekend ©World ArcheryLeading competitors from four different continents are descending here this weekend for the Lausanne Archery World Cup Final, taking place on the shores of Lake Geneva at the Place de la Navigation in Ouchy Harbour.

Ireland launches Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Volunteer Programme

By Gary Anderson

Paralympics Ireland is searching for volunteers to help the Irish team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesA Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Volunteer Programme has been launched in Ireland with two years to go until the start of the Games.
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