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Broken fridges, out-of-date laptops and discarded phones set to be recycled as Rio 2016 medals

By Duncan Mackay

Brazil Mint Prsident Francisco Franco and Carlos Nuzman, head of Rio 2016, sign the deal for the Government-owned company to produce all the medals for the next Olympics and Paralympics ©CMBMedals for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro will be produced by the Brazilian Mint from materials including recycled electronic equipment it was announced today. 

CAF confirm Africa Cup of Nations will not be re-scheduled over Moroccan Ebola fears

By Daniel Etchells

Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football, leaves his hotel ahead of the meeting in Rabat today ©Getty ImagesThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed it will not re-schedule the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite the concerns of hosts Morocco over the Ebola epidemic.

Former FIFA Executive Committee member named as "spy" in FBI investigation

By Daniel Etchells

Chuck Blazer was banned by FIFA from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level in May 2013 ©Getty ImagesFormer FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer has been named as the main informant in an FBI investigation reportedly into money laundering and fraud in football.

Japan avoid suspension from international basketball despite missing league merger deadline as activity report reviewed

By Paul Osborne

Japan are yet to be suspended by FIBA despite no merger between its two basketball leagues after deadline ©Getty ImagesJapan has avoided suspension by the International Basketball Association (FIBA) despite failing to merge its leagues by the October 31 deadline as basketball's world governing body reviews an activity reported handed in by the Japan Basketball Association (JBA).

Brother of woman jailed for attending volleyball match in Iran claims she was let in by authorities

By Daniel Etchells

Iman Ghavami insists his sister has not broke the law ©TwitterThe brother of British-Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, reportedly given a year's jail sentence for attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match in Tehran in June, has claimed that she did not force her way into the stadium and was allowed to enter by the authorities. 

Sochi awarded 2015 IWAS World Games

By Daniel Etchells

Sochi has been awarded the 2015 IWAS Games ©Getty ImagesSochi will host the 2015 International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games, it was announced today. 

British Rowing announce UK Anti-Doping boss as new chief executive

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Parkinson will take up the post of British Rowing chief executive in January ©Getty Images for LaureusBritish Rowing has announced the appointment of Andy Parkinson as its new chief executive, with effect from January 2015.

Olympic gold medallist Maister appointed new chairman of Paralympics New Zealand

By Duncan Mackay

Selwyn Maister has been appointed as the new chairman of Paralympics New Zealand ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has appointed Olympic gold medallist Selwyn Maister as its new chairman,  it announced today. 

Foreman takes spotlight as 2014 Doha GOALS Forum opens

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha

George Foreman was the star of the show as the 2014 Doha GOALS Forum was officially launched ©DohaGoalsTwo-time boxing heavyweight champion George Foreman stole the show here this evening as the 2014 Doha GOALS Forum was officially opened, inviting some of the world's top leaders from sport and politics to create initiatives for global progress through sport.

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