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Australian Olympic diving gold medallist Newbery pleads guilty to drug charges

By Gary Anderson

Chantelle Newbery has pleaded guilty to possession of crystal meth in an Australian court ©Getty Images Olympic diving gold medallist Chantelle Newbery has pleaded guilty to drug charges in an Australian court and been placed on a drugs diversion programme after police were alleged to have found a quantity of methylamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth, in her home earlier this year.

Adam Paker leaves Commonwealth Games England to become boss at ASA

By Gary Anderson

Adam Paker is leaving his role with CGE to become chief executive of the Amateur Swimming Association ©CGEAdam Paker is set to quit his position as Commonwealth Games England (CGE) chief executive in the autumn to take up a similar role as the new head of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), it has been announced.

Scottish capital Edinburgh to host 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

The annoucement that Edinburgh will host this year's Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships was made at Meadowbank Stadium today ©Taekwondo ScotlandThe Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships will be held in Scotland for the first time with its capital city Edinburgh playing host to around 500 martial artists in November.

Website and trailer launched for 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

A new website has been launched for the Cable 2015 Nordic Skiing World Championships ©IPC/Cable 2015A new website and trailer have been launched for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships in the United States.

Canadian Paralympic Committee picks up prestigious national award

By Gary Anderson

The Canadian Paralympic Committee has been recognised for its work in promoting the Paralympic Movement ©Getty Images The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has won the 2014 Most Valuable Amateur Sport Property award at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum.

Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz loses IOC membership

By Zjan Shirinian

Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz has resigned as President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee ©Getty ImagesPrince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz has lost his membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after resigning as President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee.

Doubts raised over Vanessa Mae Sochi 2014 qualification after Slovenian officials suspended for "race fixing"

By Gary Anderson

Doubts have been raised over the validity of Vanessa Mae's qualification for Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images The Slovenian Ski Association has suspended four of its officials amid claims they rigged a number of races to ensure world famous violinist Vanessa Mae qualified to compete in Alpine skiing events at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Blatter rivals given only 15 minutes to make their case to FIFA Congress

By David Owen

Joseph Blatter is widely expected to run for a fifth term as FIFA President ©Getty ImagesCandidates for the FIFA presidency are to be given just 15 minutes to present their programmes to next year's Congress ahead of the vote, according to newly-published electoral regulations.

Match Hospitality claims chief executive with lawyer after leaving hotel amid ticket scam probe

By Zjan Shirinian

Match Hospitality chief executive Ray Whelan (left) was first arrested on Monday ©TwitterThe chief executive of Match Hospitality is not a fugitive and did not "rush" from his hotel in Rio de Janeiro an hour before police were set to re-arrest him in connection with a ticketing scam, it has been claimed.
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