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Sochi Formula One track "99 per cent" ready, claims official

By Zjan Shirinian

The track in Sochi, pictured in February, is "99 per cent" ready according to an official ©Getty ImagesThe venue for Russia's first Formula One race around the Sochi Olympic Park is "99 per cent" ready, according to an official from the promoter of the race.

Draw made for Wheelchair Rugby World Championships with London 2012 finalists set to meet

By Gary Anderson

The draw for this year's Wheelchair Rugby World Championships has been announced ©Getty Images The draw has been made for the 2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, which sees a repeat of the London 2012 Paralympic final between champions Australia and runners-up Canada in the pool stages.

Interactive map launched on Pinterest charting British Olympic history

By Duncan Mackay

The British Olympic Association have launched an interactive map on Pinterestwhich looks at its Olympic history ©BOAThe British Olympic Association (BOA) have launched an interactive Pinterest Map which looks at its entire history of Team GB at the Olympic Games.

Lviv pull out of race to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Lviv 2022 logoLviv, whose bid had been in doubt ever since the political crisis in Ukraine erupted, today officially withdrew its campaign to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Extra smoke alarms being fitted at Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village after concerns raised

By Gary Anderson

Extra smoke alarms are still being being fitted in the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village ©Getty Images With just two weeks to go until the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village opens, organisers have had to fit extra smoke alarms in all of the houses at the site to ensure that it meets fire safety regulations.

Uruguay President Mujica brands FIFA "sons of bitches" over Suárez ban

By Emily Goddard

José Mujica has branded FIFA officials as "sons of bitches" for banning Luis Suárez ©Getty ImagesJosé Mujica, the President of Uruguay, has slammed FIFA officials as "sons of bitches" after they banned national football team player Luis Suárez for biting an Italian opponent at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Pistorius not mentally ill when he killed girlfriend, psychiatric report rules

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius was not mentally ill when he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead, his murder trial has heard ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius was not mentally ill when he shot his girlfriend dead last year, a psychiatric report has ruled.

England submits bid to host 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool

By Gary Anderson

Liverpool has today launched a bid to host the 2019 Netball World Cup ©England NetballEngland Netball today officially submitted a bid to host the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

UCI announces change to points system in omnium and team pursuit disciplines

By Gary Anderson

The UCI has announced changes to the omnium and team pursuit events that come into effect immediately ©Getty Images The International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced changes to the points system and order of the omnium event as well as changing the team pursuit discipline to bring it in line with the Olympic Games format.
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