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Egypt's Ashour beats compatriot in PSA World Championship final

By Daniel Etchells

Ramy Ashour celebrates his PSA World Championship success ©PSAEgypt's Ramy Ashour defied his critics to claim his third Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship crown, beating compatriot and world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy in a thrilling final in Doha.

Archery on the rise thanks to The Hunger Games

By Daniel Etchells

Statistics released by USA Archery suggest an increase in archery interest since 2013, especially among women and teenagers ©LionsgateUSA Archery has released membership statistics suggesting interest in the sport has continued to increase dramatically since the film premiere last year of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", especially among women and teenagers.

Exclusive: New anti-doping code may lead to cuts in the number of tests in the Netherlands - and elsewhere

By David Owen

The Doping Autoriteit is facing the prospect of further reducing the number of tests it is able to conduct ©Getty ImagesThe Dutch national anti-doping organisation (NADO), the Doping Autoriteit, is facing the prospect of further reducing the number of tests it is able to conduct after the new World Anti-Doping Code comes into effect on January 1.

IOC member Gumel edges rival to return as President of Nigerian Olympic Committee

By Nick Butler

Habu Gumel has been re-elected President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee ©FIVBInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member Habu Gumel has returned to his role as President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee after winning a bitterly contested election with incumbent rival Sani Ndanusa.

Lavillenie and Adams voted IAAF World Athletes of the Year

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

Valerie Adams and Renaud Lavillenie pose with their IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards ©Getty ImagesRenaud Lavillenie had the perfect end to his "perfect year" here tonight as he received the Men's World Athlete of the Year award at the International Athletics Foundation Gala, with the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Women's award going to New Zealand's shot putter Valerie Adams, unbeaten now in 56 consecutive competitions.

Rio 2016 mascot launch set for next week - as Athens, Beijing and London counterparts visit

By Daniel Etchells

Athens 2004's Athená and Beijing 2008's Fu Niu Lele visited the Vista Chinesa ©Rio 2016 The launch of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be revealed on Monday (November 24) following the visit of their predecessors to Rio de Janeiro., it has been announced.

Australian Olympic Committee changes constitution to recognise indigenous heritage

By Nick Butler

AOC President John Coates and sprinting legend Cathy Freeman announcing the historic change this morning ©TwitterA landmark change to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Constitution has been unveiled today, with the body vowing to use sport to recognise and support indigenous populations.

"Every effort should be made" to ensure boxer Devi is pardoned, claims cricket superstar

By Paul Osborne

Sachin Tendulkar has come out in support of disgraced Indian boxer Sarita Devi ©Getty ImagesCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, India's best known sportsman, has come out in support of disgraced boxer Sarita Devi and urged Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to ensure her career is not terminated prematurely.

Panama secures first ever medal at Women's World Boxing Championships

By Paul Osborne

Semi-finallists have been decided for the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships ©AIBAAtheyna Bylon has secured Panama's first ever medal in an International Boxing Association (AIBA) competition after she progressed to the semi-final of the Women's World Championships with victory over Guluzar Kazar at at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju City.
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