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Nike to continue USOC sponsorship through 2020

By Emily Goddard

Nike will continue to sponsor the United States Olympic Committee through 2020 ©USOC/FacebookNike will continue to sponsor the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) through 2020 after the two organisations signed an extension of its existing agreement.

Chinese Olympic swimming champion served three month ban for doping

By Paul Osborne

Sun Yang served a three month ban for failing a doping test earlier this year ©Getty ImagesChinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has served a three month ban for failing a doping test, China's anti-doping agency (Chinada) revealed today.

IAAF to launch new event bidding website as next wave of competitions draws closer

By Mike Rowbottom

IAAF President Lamine Diack attends the closing ceremony at this year's World Junior Championships in Oregon. Bids for the 2018 version will get underway next year with the help of a new dedicated IAAF website ©Getty ImagesA new online platform for potential hosts of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) events will be launched in January.

Taylor takes fifth straight Women's World Boxing Championships title as Bylon earns shock gold for Panama

By Paul Osborne

Katie Taylor won her fifth consecutive world title with victory in Jeju ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist Katie Taylor made history in South Korea today as she secured a fifth straight Women's World Boxing Championships title at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju City.

Migration of judokas to other sports would represent spiritual contamination, says IJF President

By Emily Goddard

Marius Vizer has warned of the impact that the migration of judokas to other sports could have on judo ©IJFMarius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF), has warned that the migration of judokas to other sports and disciplines would represent a spiritual contamination of the sport.

Legendary Russian ice hockey coach Tikhonov dies aged 84

By Emily Goddard

Viktor Tikhonov has died after a long illness ©Getty ImagesRussian Viktor Tikhonov, one of international ice hockey's most successful coaches of all time, has died after a long illness at the age of 84.

Brazil secure fourth title with victory at IBSA Blind Football World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Brazil have won the IBSA Blind Football World Championships ©TwitterBrazil defended their International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football world title with a last gasp winner over South American rivals Argentina.

Taiwanese artist honoured by Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

By Duncan Mackay

Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee President Hong-Dow Lin (left) awarded Professor Pu Hao-Ming the 2014 IOC Trophy of “Sport and Art” ©Chinese Taipei Olympic CommitteeThe Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee has awarded the 2014 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport and Art Trophy to renowned sculptor Professor Pu Hao-ming.

London Mayor joins top players ahead of NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

By Paul Osborne

London Mayor Boris Johnson joins Jordanne Whiley at a mini tennis match in London ©FacebookLondon Mayor Boris Johnson today took part in a game of mini tennis ahead of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, which is due to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the British capital. 
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