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Triple Olympic hurdler ratified as Colombian Olympic Committee Executive Committee member

By Nick Butler

Former 110m hurdler Paulo Cesar Villar is a three-time Olympian and one of the nation's most successful athletics stars ©AFP/Getty ImagesHurdler Paulo Cesar Villar has been ratified as the athletes' representative on the Executive Committee of the Colombian Olympic Committee (COC) in a meeting in Bogota.

Bochet secures eighth successive IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships title

By Emily Goddard

Marie Bochet has secured her eighth successive IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships title ©Getty ImagesParalympic champion Marie Bochet has secured her eighth successive International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Championships title with her third gold in as many races at Panorama 2015.

Canadian Boccia Championships get underway with gold for Desero

By Emily Goddard

Pachi the porcupine paid a visit to the Canadian Boccia Championships ©Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association/FacebookThe Canadian Boccia Championships have got underway with a gold medal for Gio Desero at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario.

Brisbane officials seeking talks with IOC President over future Olympic bid

By Michael Pavitt

Brisbane has emerged as a early candidate for the 2028 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesBrisbane has emerged as an early contender to bid for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, after a group of South East Queensland Mayors backed launching a feasibility study into whether the state capital could host the event.

Jamaican Sports Minister cuts anti doping budget by J$14 million

By Nick Butler

Jamaican Sports Minister Natalie Neita Headley has announced a cut to the JADCO budget ©Jamaica Information ServiceA JMD J$14 million (£81,000/$121,000/€112,000) cut to the Jamaica Anti-Doping Agency (JADCO) budget has been announced just days after World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie praised progress made there in improving testing procedures.

Malboum unanimously re-elected as Confederation of African Athletics President

By Nick Butler

Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has been reappointed President of the Confederation of African Athletics ©IAAFHamad Kalkaba Malboum has been unanimously re-elected President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) in Addis Ababa, to serve a third four-year term at the helm of the continental body.

World League Group 1 Finals to double as Rio 2016 volleyball test event

By Michael Pavitt

The Maracanazinho will stage the Group 1 Finals ©AFP/Getty ImagesThis year's Volleyball World League Group 1 Finals will be played at the Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro from July 15 to 19, it has been announced. 

Three candidates for European Athletics Presidency to present manifestos

By Mike Rowbottom

Outgoing European Athletics President Hansjorg Wirz ©Getty ImagesManifestos will be presented by the three official candidates to replace Hansjorg Wirz as European Athletics President during a special "Meet Your Future President" session in Prague tomorrow.

Norwegian star claims first senior world title at Biathlon World Championships

By Nick Butler

Johannes Thingnes Boe en route to biathlon sprint gold on the Finnish course ©Getty ImagesNorway's Johannes Thingnes Bøe claimed the first senior world title of his career today with 10 kilometres sprint gold at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland.
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