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Official timekeeper Omega preparing for mammoth role with less than a week to go until Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler

Omega are honing their preparations with six days to go until the Games begin in Nanjing ©Nanjing 2014Olympic TOP Partner Omega is honing its preparations for its responsibilities as Official Timekeeper of the Summer Youth Olympic Games with just six days to go before the event begin in Nanjing.

Nigeria Olympic Committee turn to navy to boost "One Service, One Medal" project

By Nick Butler

The Nigerian navy will add their support to the "One Service One Medal" project ©AFP/Getty ImagesNigeria's aim to work with the armed forces in order to improve their sporting fortunes on the road to Rio 2016 has received another boost after a pledge of support from the chief of Naval Staff, vice-admiral Usman Jubril.

Obama makes special video appearance to headline Opening Ceremony of Gay Games 9

By Nick Butler

The Gay Games got underway with an Opening Ceremony featuring a message from President Obama ©Gay Games ClevelandUnited States President Barack Obama lent his support via an unexpected video message as Gay Games 9 got underway with an Opening Ceremony at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.

Eight players within four shots of lead as McIlroy holds slender advantage at USPGA

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a slender lead going into the final day of action at the USPGA Championship in Valhalla ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Rory McIlroy takes a one shot lead into the final round of the USPGA Championship after carding a second successive 67 at Valhalla Golf Club.

Blatter tells rivals to put up or shut up in FIFA Presidential campaign

By Gary Anderson

Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to run in next year's FIFA Presidential election ©Getty ImagesIn what was a not so subtle swipe at UEFA President Michel Platini, FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to stand up and take him on in next year's election as the pressure ramps up for the position of leader of world football's governing body.

Ireland reach historic first semi-final as New Zealand crash out of Women's Rugby World Cup

By Gary Anderson

A 40-5 win over Kazakhstan ensured Ireland reached their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final in France ©Getty ImagesIreland has reached its first ever semi-final at the Women's Rugby World Cup after a 40-5 win over Kazakhstan saw reigning champions New Zealand make an early exit while England, Canada and hosts France all secured their places in the last four.

Overtime win sees Canada defeat US to set up final with Australia at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Canada secured a World Championship final spot with a dramatic win over the United States ©Brian Mouridsen/Danish NPCA dramatic overtime victory against reigning champions the United States saw Canada reach the final of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, where they will meet Australia, after they saw off Japan at the Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark.

Russian sets world record while home fans cheer double gold at IPC Swimming European Championships

By Gary Anderson

Russian Denis Tarasov set a world record on his way to picking up a European title in Eindhoven today ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia's Denis Tarasov broke the men's 100 metres freestyle S8 world record on his way to victory, while Olivier van der Voort and Summer Mortimer secured two more gold medals for The Netherlands on the penultimate day of action at the International Paralympic Committee Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

Exclusive: Chinese ban on Facebook and Twitter will be lifted in time for Nanjing 2014, claim IOC

By Nick Butler

The IOC remain confident Twitter and Facebook will be available during Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms currently banned in China will be freely accessible during the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed. 
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