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Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village to feature haggis, a Chieftain and photo centre for "selfies"

By Philip Barker at the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village in Glasgow

The Commonwealth Games Village for Glasgow 2014 is claiming to be the best in history ©Glasgow 2014Grey skies and rain greeted the opening of the Commonwealth Games Village for Glasgow 2014 here.

British Athletics ex-head coach van Commenee appointed performance manager at Dutch Olympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

Charles van Commenee has been appointed as the performance manager at the Dutch Olympic Committee ©Getty Images Former UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee has been appointed the new performance manager at The Netherlands National Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF), it has been announced.

Kvitova seals second Wimbledon title with crushing victory over Bouchard

By Paul Osborne

Petra Kvitova has won the Wimbledon women's singles title ©Getty ImagesPetra Kvitova has doubled her Wimbledon singles title tally with a commanding victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

Kittel wins opening stage of Tour de France in Yorkshire after Cavendish heartbreak

By Nick Butler

Marcel Kittel continued the form he showed at the 2013 Tour de France by winning Stage One in Yorkshire ©AFP/Getty ImagesGerman star Marcel Kittel broke British hearts by winning the opening stage of the Tour de France from Leeds to Harrogate this afternoon, after home hope Mark Cavendish crashed with 300 metres to go.

Okagbare rises to Paris Diamond League victory after Lausanne fall

By Mike Rowbottom

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare celebrates 200m victory at the Paris IAAF Diamond League meeting ©AFP/Getty ImagesBlessing Okagbare turned her fortunes around in the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Paris Diamond League meeting tonight with a 200 metres victory over Olympic champion Allyson Felix and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce just two days after failing to complete her 100m in Lausanne following a stumble.

More delight for Mongolia on second day of Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Mongolia added another bronze to its medal tally on day two of the Ulaanbaatar Judo Grand Prix ©IJFThere was more delight for hosts Mongolia on day two of the Ulaanbaatar Judo Grand Prix as Naranjargal Tsend Ayush added the nation's third gold medal of the competition.

South Korea medal success vital if Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympics to surpass Sochi, claims Sir Philip

By Nick Butler

Sir Philip Craven believes Pyeongchang 2018 can build upon the success of Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 has the potential to surpass the success of Sochi 2014, especially if the host nation enjoy a strong performance on the medals table, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has claimed.

Defending champions Australia off to winning start at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Paul Osborne

Australia got their World Wheelchair Basketball Championships title defence off to a strong start with victory over Sweden ©Getty ImagesAustralia began their World Wheelchair Basketball Championships title defence in sparkling fashion today after a 71-62 victory over Sweden in Incheon. 

Cricket announce details of new women's competition to help raise standards

By Nick Butler

The inaugural event offers an opportunity to qualify for the 2017 World Cup, and to follow in the footsteps of 2013 winners Australia ©Getty ImagesAn inaugural edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's Championship, a new tournament acting as a qualifying competition for the Women's World Cup, will get underway in August, it has been announced. 
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