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Czech Republic claim first gold of Biathlon World Championships with mixed relay victory

By Emily Goddard

The Czech Republic have claimed gold in the mixed relay at the Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti ©Getty ImagesCzech Republic have claimed the first gold medal of the 2015 International Biathlon Union World Championships with victory in the mixed relay in Kontiolahti, Finland.

Royal St George's becomes latest golf club to lift ban on female members

By Nick Butler

Royal St Georges Club in Sandwich has lifted a historic ban on female members ©Getty ImagesRoyal St George's golf club in Sandwich has become the latest British club to lift a ban on female members, breaking a trend that has lasted throughout its 128-year history.

Japanese schoolchildren introduced to Paralympic values with 2,000 days to go until Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

A five-a-side football event took place to mark 2,000 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiSchoolchildren in the Japanese capital were involved in commemorations today to mark exactly 2,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Olympic Committee of Portugal to reveal "innovative" Baku 2015 promotional event

By Daniel Etchells at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku

The Olympic Committee of Portugal is set to unveil an innovative event to promote Baku 2015 ©COPAn "innovative event" will be unveiled by the Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP) to promote Baku 2015 later this month, involving the transportation of the Portuguese flag to the Azerbaijani capital ahead of the European Games Opening Ceremony on June 12.

Latvian and Russian rivals locked in fierce battle at skeleton World Championships halfway stage

By Nick Butler

Martins Dukurs (centre) leads at the halfway point of the World Championship skeleton competition ©FIBTLatvian star Martins Dukurs is on course to crown a dominant season with the biggest prize after taking a slender lead at the halfway point of the World Championship skeleton competition in Winterburg.

Baroness Grey-Thompson appointed Join In non-executive director

By Daniel Etchells

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has been appointed as a non-executive director to the Board of London 2012 charity Join In ©Join In Great Britain's Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has been appointed as a non-executive director to the Board of London 2012 charity Join In.

Bangladesh pull off second best run chase in Cricket World Cup history to defeat Scotland

By Nick Butler

Bangladesh battled hard to win with 11 balls to spare over Scotland ©AFP/Getty ImagesBangladesh gained their second victory of the Cricket World Cup today in Nelson to boost their chances of reaching the quarter-finals, while Scotland bowed out after a valiant six-wicket loss.

Marcoux takes home gold to open IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships

By Nick Butler

Mac and BJ Marcoux celebrate following their World Championship victory on home snow ©Alpine CanadaMac Marcoux, guided by brother BJ, provided the perfect start for the host nation by taking visually impaired downhill gold on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama.

An African Olympics is almost impossible, says ANOCA President Palenfo

By Emily Goddard

Lassana Palenfo (pictured right with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach) has said an African Olympics is almost impossible ©Getty ImagesLassana Palenfo, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), has warned it would be "almost impossible" for his continent to host an Olympics and Paralympics.
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