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Blatter tells rivals to put up or shut up in FIFA Presidential campaign

By Gary Anderson

Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to run in next year's FIFA Presidential election ©Getty ImagesIn what was a not so subtle swipe at UEFA President Michel Platini, FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to stand up and take him on in next year's election as the pressure ramps up for the position of leader of world football's governing body.

Ireland reach historic first semi-final as New Zealand crash out of Women's Rugby World Cup

By Gary Anderson

A 40-5 win over Kazakhstan ensured Ireland reached their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final in France ©Getty ImagesIreland has reached its first ever semi-final at the Women's Rugby World Cup after a 40-5 win over Kazakhstan saw reigning champions New Zealand make an early exit while England, Canada and hosts France all secured their places in the last four.

Overtime win sees Canada defeat US to set up final with Australia at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Canada secured a World Championship final spot with a dramatic win over the United States ©Brian Mouridsen/Danish NPCA dramatic overtime victory against reigning champions the United States saw Canada reach the final of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, where they will meet Australia, after they saw off Japan at the Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark.

Russian sets world record while home fans cheer double gold at IPC Swimming European Championships

By Gary Anderson

Russian Denis Tarasov set a world record on his way to picking up a European title in Eindhoven today ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia's Denis Tarasov broke the men's 100 metres freestyle S8 world record on his way to victory, while Olivier van der Voort and Summer Mortimer secured two more gold medals for The Netherlands on the penultimate day of action at the International Paralympic Committee Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

Exclusive: Chinese ban on Facebook and Twitter will be lifted in time for Nanjing 2014, claim IOC

By Nick Butler

The IOC remain confident Twitter and Facebook will be available during Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms currently banned in China will be freely accessible during the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed. 

FIG vice-president Corn appointed to IOC Women and Sport Commission

By Emily Goddard

Slava Corn has been named to the IOC Women and Sports Commission ©FIGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has appointed International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) first vice-president Slava Corn to his organisation's Women and Sport Commission.

Meyers sets second world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

By Gary Anderson

Rebecca Meyers set a second world record at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships today ©Getty ImagesAmerica's Rebecca Meyers was in world record breaking form again at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena as she set a global best time of 2min 26.86sec in the women's 200 metres individual medley S13 at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Centre.

Three cities bidding to host 2021 World Games

By Nick Butler

Three cities have bid to host the 2021 World Games ©IWGABirmingham in Alabama, Peruvian capital Lima and Russian city Ufa are the three cities to have submitted an official bid for the 11th edition of the World Games 2021, it has been announced.

Dead dogs, cars and a "nasty stench" but first Rio 2016 test event considered success

By Nick Butler

Giles Scott celebrates his dominant victory in the finn class during the Test Event in Rio ©ISAFPollution levels and sewage in Guanabara Bay have predictably been criticised by some of the world's leading Olympic sailors during the first test event of Rio 2016 but have not totally overshadowed the competition. 
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