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Baku 2015 staging European Judo Championships can help secure British TV deal, claims TeamGB Chef de Mission

By Liam Morgan at the British Olympic Association Headquarters in London

Great Britain's Chef de Mission Mark England says the EJU's decision to switch their European Championships to Baku will help Britain finally sign a TV deal ©Getty ImagesBritain's Chef de Mission for Baku 2015, Mark England, claims the decision to stage the European Judo Championships as part of the European Games will increase the chances of the event being televised in this country.

Exclusive: Afghanistan National Olympic Committee President hits back at criticism from taekwondo medallist

By Nick Butler

Fahim Hashimy has hit back at allegations against the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee ©A-NOCAfghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) President Fahim Hashimy has defended the integrity of his organisation and called for an end to Government interference following criticism from taekwondo players, including two-time Olympic medallist Rohullah Nikpah. 

Gwangju 2015 signs up Hyundai Engineering and Construction as new partner

By Emily Goddard

Kim Yoon-suk and Kim Jung-chul sign the partnership agreement between Gwangju 2015 and Hyundai Engineering and Construction ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015 has signed a new deal that sees the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company becoming an official partner of this year's Summer Universiade.

UK Anti-Doping officially appoints Sapstead as chief executive

By Emily Goddard

Nicole Sapstead is UK Anti-Doping's new permanent chief executive ©UKADNicole Sapstead has been appointed as the new permanent chief executive of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

Olsson bags second Nordic Skiing World Championships gold on home soil

By Daniel Etchells

Johan Olsson celebrates his 15km cross-country free technique success in Falun ©Getty ImagesHome favourite Johan Olsson secured his second Nordic Skiing World Championships gold medal after winning the 15 kilometres cross-country free technique event in Falun.

More world records round off final day at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai

By Emily Goddard

Maria Lyle broke the 200 metres T35 world record on the final day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai ©Getty ImagesFurther world records were set today as the International Paralympic Committee Athletics Grand Prix came to a close in Dubai.

Stott eyeing repeat of London 2012 success at ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

By Daniel Etchells at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross

Etienne Stott (centre) with Richard Hounslow (left) and David Florence (right) took part in an open training session at Lee Valley White Water Centre ©British CanoeingGreat Britain's Olympic gold medallist Etienne Stott is relishing the opportunity to return to the scene of his greatest triumph when the 2015 Canoe Slalom World Championships take place here. 

Doha unveils logo for 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

The Doha 2015 Organising Committee has unveiled the logo for the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships ©QOCThe logo for this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Doha has been launched.

CISA reveals main themes for Convention in Rwanda

By Liam Morgan

CISA have confirmed the three main topics of the Convention will be Celebrating African sports leading figures the development of African sport and what the future holds for the African GamesThe Africa International Sports Convention (CISA) has announced the three main themes of the event, due to take place in the Rwandan capital Kigali from March 11 to 14.
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