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Ireland boost Rio 2016 prospects with victory at Hockey World League Round 2

By Michael Pavitt

Ireland's victory in San Diego saw them claim a Hockey World League semi-final place ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesIreland overcame Austria in the final of the men's International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League (HWL) Round 2 in San Diego to increase their prospects of qualifying for Rio 2016.

Kramer seals record seventh world speed skating allround title in Calgary

By Michael Pavitt

Kramer has won seven of the past nine world allround titles ©Getty ImagesDutchman Sven Kramer earned a record seventh world allround title at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Allround Championships in the Olympic Oval in Calgary, while Martina Sábliková of the Czech Republic took the women's title.

Marín and Chen Long claim singles titles at All England Badminton Championships

By Nick Butler

Spain's Carolina Marin continued her rapid rise up the echelons of the sport with victory in Birmingham ©AFP/Getty ImagesWorld champions came to the fore on the final day of the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham, with China's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marín taking the singles titles. 

Russian skiers thrive at IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Valerii Redkozubov earned men's visually impaired gold ©Getty ImagesRussia enjoyed a successful day at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, with Alexey Bugaev, Aleksandra Frantceva and Valerii Redkzoubov all claiming gold.

Rhode continues glittering shooting career with skeet World Cup victory

By Nick Butler

American Kimberley Rhode utilised all of her experience to win the skeet competition at the ISSF World Cup in Acapulco ©ISSFReigning Olympic champion Kimberley Rhode ensured more success for the United States at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Acapulco, beating compatriot Caitlin Connor in the skeet final.

PASO leaders assemble to discuss post-Vázquez Raña era

By David Owen

PASO officials are descending on Mexico City ahead of the Executive Committee meeting tomorrow ©Getty ImagesTop brass at the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) will assemble in Mexico City today for the first Executive Committee meeting since the death of Mario Vázquez Raña, the body's long-time leader.

Exclusive: European Union of Gymnastics President Guelzec backs Paris 2024 bid

By Daniel Etchells

Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics, has declared his support for Paris' potential 2024 bid ©Georges Guelzec, the President of the European Union of Gymnastics, has given his backing to Paris' ever more likely bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Opening Ceremony performer and IPC President mark one year since Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Commemorations have taken place to mark one year since the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Honorary Board member Maria Guleghina has claimed the Winter Paralympics in Sochi had a "great impact" on attitudes towards the disabled in Russia one year on from the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

Arndt leads Germany to four-man bobsleigh world title in Winterberg

By Nick Butler

The German quartet celebrate their world title victory on home ice ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesDefending champion Maximilian Arndt drove his German quartet to a thrilling four-man bobsleigh World Championships victory today in Winterberg.
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