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First set of students graduate from Russian International Olympic University

By Paul Osborne

The inaugural students at the RIOU have been awarded their Master of Sport Administration qualifications ©RIOUThe first set of graduates at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) have today been awarded their Master of Sport Administration (MSA) qualifications after they all successfully completed the University's Olympic-focused 10-month programme of study.

Cheng Ji set to become first Chinese rider in Tour de France history

By Zjan Shirinian

Cheng Ji will make history by becoming the first Chinese rider to take part in the Tour de France ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe 101st Tour de France will see history being made with Cheng Ji set to become the first Chinese rider to start in the world's most famous cycling event.

European venues invited to submit bids for 2014-2015 Sailing World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

European bids are being called for by the International Sailing Federation as it continues to piece together the calendar for the 2014-15 Sailing World Cup ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesEuropean venues are being invited to submit bids to stage one of two legs of the 2014-2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup.

SASCOC hosts second Women and Girls' Provincial Camp

By Paul Osborne

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has successfully hosted the second Women and Girls' Provincial Camp ©Getty ImagesThe South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is continuing to reach out to girls and women in sport after successfully hosting the second Women and Girls' Provincial Camp at the Philip Saunders resort in Free State.

Jordan pick pre-competition camp for 2015 AFC Asian Cup

 By Zjan Shirinian

Jordan's footballers will be based at Mazenod College ahead of the start of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup ©Getty ImagesA school in the Australian state of Victoria has been chosen as the pre-competition base for Jordan's national football team ahead of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

Iranian world champion wrestler provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

By Paul Osborne

Taleb Nematpour has been provisionally suspended by FILA after failing an anti-doping test ©Getty ImagesIranian world wrestling champion Taleb Nematpour has been provisionally suspended by the sport's governing body after failing an anti-doping test.

Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games test events come to a close in Caen

By Emily Goddard

Test events for the Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games come to a close in rainy conditions in Caen today ©FEIThe test events for this year's International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Equestrian Games have come to a close after two days of jumping competition at d'Ornano Stadium in Caen.

Armed forces to get free access to Glasgow 2014 in latest ticket initiative

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Armed Forces are being offered free tickets to a number of events at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have announced that up to 3,000 men and women serving with the Armed Forces will be granted free access to events next month as part of what are being described as "goodwill initiatives".

Germany power past France to book spot in semi-finals of Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Paul Osborne

Germany cruise to 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships with comfortable victory over France ©2014WWWBCParalympic champions Germany surged into the semi-finals of the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto, Canada after a convincing 70-25 victory over France.
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