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Para-taekwondo to "improve and refine" classification rules as it eyes Tokyo 2020 berth

By Zjan Shirinian

The classification rules for Para-taekwondo have been under discussion in Vancouver ©WTFThe classification rules for taekwondo will be "improved and refined" after a three-day meeting in Vancouver, as the sport waits to hear if it will be part of the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Army storms to top of medals table after dominating in pool at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

A dominant day in the pool has the Army ahead on the overall medal count at the Warrior Games in Colorado ©Getty ImagesA triple gold medal haul from First Lieutenant Kelly Elmlinger helped the Army storm to the top of the medals table at the Warrior Games as competitors took to the pool in Colorado.

Nearly thousand schools sign up to Olympic Combined Sports campaign in Czech Republic

By Gary Anderson

Thousands of school children across Czech Republic have signed up to a nationwide Olympic Combined Sports campaign ©CACMore than 900 schools have signed up to a nationwide campaign aimed at boosting youngsters' participation in sport being run by the Czech Olympic Committee (CAC).

Exclusive: Support from Sheikh Ahmad and Incheon 2014 success has boosted Tokyo 2020 bid, claim WBSC

By Nick Butler in the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Success at Incheon 2014 has been hailed as a major boost for baseball in its Olympic dream ©Getty ImagesExcitement, full stadia and media interest at the Asian Games, along with an endorsement from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President, have boosted baseball and softball as the sports bid for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, according to their world governing body. 

New poll shows Norwegians would back Olympic bid if costs reduced and Lillehammer facilities used

By Duncan Mackay

A new poll claims that Norwegians would support a bid for Oslo to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if costs are reduced ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics appears to have turned a corner after a new poll published today shows, for the first time, that the majority of Norwegians would be in favour of hosting the Games - but only if costs are reduced and facilities already built in Lillehammer are used.

ISU asks for synchronised figure skating and mass start speed race to be added to Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

A speed skating mass start could join synchronised figure skating at Pyeongchang 2018 if the International Skating Union gets its way ©Getty ImagesSynchronised figure skating and a mass start long-track speed skating event could both be added to the programme for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games if the International Skating Union (ISU) gets its way.

Malaysian wushu winner stripped of Incheon 2014 gold medal after positive drugs test

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Malaysia's Tai Cheau Xuen has been stipped of her wushu title after a failed drugs test, with gold now expected to go to Indonesia's Juwita Niza Wasni ©AFP/Getty ImagesWushu player Tai Cheau Xuen has been stripped of her Asian Games gold medal after testing positive for banned drugs, although the Malaysian team are appealing the decision, claiming there were problems with the handling of the athlete's sample.

IOC warn Gambia to restore access to Olympic headquarters or face consequences

By Duncan Mackay

The Gambian Government have been told to allow the Gambian National Olympic Committee full access to their headquarters ©GNOCFull access to the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) headquarters must be restored immediately by the Government or the country faces the threat of being suspended, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned.

IPC to delay final decision on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme

By Gary Anderson

Para-taekwondo is one of the sports vying for a place on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme ©WTFThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that a final decision on the make-up of the sports programme at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be delayed until early next year.
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