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German court sets precedent by allowing case involving speed skater accused of doping

By Paul Osborne

A German court ruled to have the case of Claudia Pechstein heard as she seeks damages against the ISU ©Getty ImagesA German court has today ruled that the case of five-time Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein can be heard as she seeks damages against the International Skating Union (ISU).

Swedish ice hockey star avoids ban following failed doping test at Sochi 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nicklas Bäckström has agreed to drop his appeal against an anti-doping violation at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesSwedish ice hockey star Nicklas Bäckström has agreed to drop his appeal against the International Olympic Committee's (IOC), following their claim he violated the World Anti-Doping Code during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Coca-Cola named official partner of Baku 2015 European Games

By Paul Osborne

Coca-Cola has been named as an official partner of the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Coca-Cola has been named as an official partner of the Baku 2015 European Games, it was announced today.

Exclusive: Shooting boss dismisses concerns over future of sport in Britain after closure of key centre

By Liam Morgan

Peter Wilson won double gold at the 2012 Olympics and says the centres closure was a key factor in his decision to retire Getty ImagesBritish Shooting chief executive Hamish McInnes has dismissed claims the closure of the Southern Counties shooting centre will lead to the end of the Olympic discipline in the country.

Gwangju 2015 hit with huge budget cut ahead of Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

The budget for the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade has been cut ©Gwangju 2015The budget for the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade has been cut by KRW11.1 billion (£6.7 million/$10 million/€8.8 milion) for the 2015 fiscal year.

Fastest Asian Cup goal in history seals United Arab Emirates progress

By Michael Pavitt

UAE players celebrate Mabkhout's record breaking goal ©Getty ImagesThe fastest goal in Asian Cup history helped the United Arab Emirates advance to the quarter finals today, while a moment of magic from Sardar Azmoun enabled Iran to join them.

Para-taekwondo due to make first major appearance in Asia and Africa

By Paul Osborne

Asia and Africa will host their first ever Para-Taekwondo Championships this year ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has today announced the locations of four continental Championships for Para-taekwondo as the sport continues its pursuit of a place on the Tokyo 2020 programme.

Six world champions named among US national Para-swimming teams for 2015

By Paul Osborne

14 swimmers have been named to the 2015 US Paralympics Swimming National A Team ©Getty ImagesUS Paralympics has announced the 14 athletes, including six reigning world champions, that have been named to the 2015 US Paralympics Swimming National A Team.

Norway edge Germany on final leg to claim biathlon World Cup relay spoils

By Michael Pavitt

Emil Hegle Svendsen passed Simon Schempp to give Norway the win in the relay ©Getty ImagesNorway claimed a narrow victory over Germany in the men's biathlon World Cup relay event in Ruhpolding after Emil Hegle Svendsen caught and passed Simon Schempp in the closing stages.

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