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Pakistan Government decide to back IOC-sanctioned Olympic body in bid to avoid suspension before Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

The Pakistan Olympic Association has finally received the backing of the Government which means it should avoid being suspended by the International Olympic Committee ©POAPakistan hopes it has done enough to avoid being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - a decision which would have had serious repercussions for its participation at this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - after its Government announced it would back the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).

US win third Under 17 Women's World Basketball Championship title

By Emily Goddard

The US have won their third Under 17 Women's World Basketball Championship ©FIBAThe United States have secured their third International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Under 17 World Championship win with a victory over Spain in the final.

It is important we convince Norwegians that Oslo 2022 will not be like Sochi 2014, admits chief executive

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

Oslo 2022 Eli Grimsby is confident that the Norwegian Government will back their bid ©Oslo 2022 Norway's Government will back Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, despite public opposition to the campaign, chief executive Eli Grimsby has claimed on the eve of the decision here to shortlist the cities. 

India depending on support of Prime Minister to rescue 2019 Asian Games bid

By Nick Butler

An intervention from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be key to the continuation of an India bid for the 2019 Asian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesA last ditch intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be the only way to salvage New Delhi's bid for the 2019 Asian Games after a request by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for a 15-day extension to submit their attempt was turned down by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Exclusive: Foster invites "inspirational" Coe to witness Great North Run's million-up mark

By Mike Rowbottom

The Great North Run will celebrate its millionth finisher this year ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe will be the Great North Run's guest of honour when it becomes the first event of its kind in the world to celebrate a millionth finisher on September 7.

Djokovic crowned Wimbledon champion for second time

By Emily Goddard

Novak Djokovic has won his second Wimbledon trophy ©Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic became a Wimbledon champion for the second time today as he beat Roger Federer of Switzerland to clinch the men's singles title in five sets.

Tartan Team Scotland Glasgow 2014 parade uniform unveiled

By Emily Goddard

The Team Scotland parade uniform for Glasgow 2014 has been unveiled ©Commonwealth Games Scotland The uniforms Scotland's athletes will wear at this month's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony have been unveiled.

Exclusive: American basketball player's 2004 Olympic bronze medal sells for $14,080 at auction

By Paul Osborne

The Olympic bronze medal won by United States basketballer Carmelo Anthony has sold at auction for $14,080 ©Julien's AuctionsThe Olympic bronze medal won by United States basketball player Carmelo Anthony has sold at auction for $14,080 (£8,205/€10,357).

Nibali lays down early marker by winning stage two of Tour de France in Yorkshire

By Nick Butler

Vincenzo Nibali took the yellow jersey in the Tour de France after winning a thrilling second stage in Yorkshire ©Getty ImagesItaly's Vincenzo Nibali laid down a marker to his yellow jersey rivals by winning a thrilling second stage of the Tour de France today, after British star Mark Cavendish was unable to start the day following a crash yesterday. 
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