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IPC President praises role of technology in engaging global audiences in Para-sport

By Paul Osborne

Sir Philip Craven highlights importance of technology at UNESCO conference ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has praised the role of technology in engaging global audiences in Para-sport and encouraging participation in it.

Baku 2015 200 Days To Go celebrations postponed following unspecified "incident"

By Paul Osborne

The Baku 2015 200 Days To Go event has been postponed ©Baku 2015The 200 Days To Go event for the Baku 2015 European Games, due to take place in the Azerbaijani capital tonight, has been postponed until Wednesday (November 26), organisers announced shortly before the event was scheduled to start.

Qatar takes WADA fund close to $20 million target

By David Owen

Qatar has pledged $1 million to WADA’s Anti-Doping Research Fund ©Getty ImagesQatar, controversial winner of the race to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has become the seventh contributor to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s embryonic fund for new anti-doping research, carrying it to within touching distance of its $20 million (£12 million/€16 million) target.

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.
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