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Belo Horizonte Fan Fest closed after fatal overpass collapse but "no threat" to World Cup semi-final

By Gary Anderson

The Fan Fest in Belo Horizonte for today's matches at the FIFA World Cup has been closed out of respect for the two people killed by the collapse of an overpass yesterday ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA World Cup organisers have closed the Fan Fest due to take place in Belo Horizonte for today's two quarter-final matches following the death of two people when an overpass collapsed in the Brazilian city yesterday.

Vancouver 2010 a "good model" of a sustainable sporting event, final report claims

By Nick Butler

A final report has been released documenting the success of Vancouver 2010 ©AFP/Getty ImagesA triumphant final report has been issued by Vancouver 2010, explaining that the Games broke even and no more assets or outstanding debts remain.

Federer in pursuit of eighth Wimbledon title as final showdown with Djokovic set up

By Nick Butler

Roger Federer is now one win away from an eighth Wimbledon title ©Getty ImagesSeven-time champion Roger Federer will face number one seed Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final at Wimbledon after each won their respective semi-finals today.

England 2015 to roll out testing programme as build-up to Rugby World Cup continues

By Gary Anderson

A year-long testing programme is set to be rolled out by Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers starting in the autumn ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of Rugby World Cup 2015 have announced plans to roll out a test programme in the 12 months leading up to the start of rugby's showpiece event in September next year.

Strong start for hosts Mongolia as Judo Grand Prix gets underway

By Paul Osborne

Mongolia secured two gold medals on day one of the Ulaanbaatar Judo Grand Prix ©IJFHosts Mongolia have got off to a strong start at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Judo Grand Prix in Ulaanbaatar, securing two gold medals inside the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.

IPC hail record breaking television audience of more than two billion for Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games attracted a record global television audience ©AFP/Getty ImagesA record cumulative global television audience of more than two billion people watched the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today. 

Costa Rican World Cup windfall to stretch from Norway to Ohio

By David Owen

Costa Rica's World Cup run will see clubs from Norway to Ohio financially boosted ©FIFA via Getty ImagesClubs as diverse as Aalesunds FK, Columbus Crew and Deportivo Saprissa are set to receive bigger-than-expected World Cup windfalls, as a consequence of Costa Rica's improbable run to the quarter-finals of Brazil 2014.

IPC announces shortlist for June's Athlete of the Month award

By Paul Osborne

The IPC has announced the shortlist for the June Athlete of the Month ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has today announced the shortlist for June's Athlete of the Month award, with the public now able to vote for their favourite of the five athletes on the list.

Home hope Whiley chasing first victory in third successive Wimbledon final

By Nick Butler

Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji are through to the final of the women's wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Jordanne Whiley will be hoping it will be third time lucky as she qualified for a third successive Wimbledon wheelchair doubles final today, with Japanese partner Yui Kamiji.
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