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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. 

Bidding process opened for next two editions of Invictus Games

By Paul Osborne

The bidding process for the next Invictus Games has been opened ©Getty ImagesThe bidding process to host the second and third editions of the Invictus Games is now open, it has been announced.

Olympic champion Jade Jones joins M&C Saatchi Merlin agency

By Paul Osborne

Jade Jones has joined the M&C Saatchi Merlin agency ©Getty ImagesOlympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones has signed up with talent management company the M&C Saatchi Merlin agency, joining a roster which includes England football manager Roy Hodgson and former formula one world champion Nigel Mansell. 

New Zealand Paralympic swimming hopefuls take part in development camp

By Emily Goddard

New Zealand Paralympic swimming hopefuls have taken part in a development camp in Albany ©PNZ/FacebookNine swimmers that dream of one day representing New Zealand at the Paralympic Games have taken part in a special development camp at the AUT Millennium high performance sports facility in Albany.

Rio 2016 mascots, inspired by animals and plants of Brazil, launched

By Duncan Mackay

The mascots for Rio 2016 have been inspired by the animals and plants of Brazil ©Rio 2016A bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics have been launched in Rio de Janeiro today. 

Russia, Finland and Sweden remain unbeaten at European Curling Championships

By Paul Osborne

Russia continue their unbeaten streak at the European Curling Championships ©Getty ImagesRussia and Finland's women's teams and Sweden's men have continued their unbeaten streaks at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2014 at the Palladium de Champéry in Champéry, Switzerland.

Exclusive: WADA pledges to "work closely" with stakeholders on implementation of new anti-doping code

By David Owen

WADA will work closely with national anti-doping organisations to help implement the new World Anti-Doping Code ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it will "work closely" with national anti-doping organisations (NADOs) and other stakeholders in coming months to help them to implement changes brought about by the new World Anti-Doping Code efficiently and effectively.
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