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Kazakh water polo win proves rare exception from more Thai dominance at Phuket 2014

By Nick Butler on Karon Beach in Phuket

Kazakhstan battled to round-robin gold in water polo ©Getty ImagesKazakhstan took the men's water polo crown here on yet another day at the Asian Beach Games in which the host nation were utterly and ruthlessly dominant.

UAE announces candidate for Asian Paralympic Committee Presidency

By Daniel Etchells

The UAE NPC has announced that Majid Al Osaimi will run for AFC Presidency ©IPCUnited Arab Emirates Disabled Sports Federation vice-president Majid Al Osaimi will run for President of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC), the UAE National Paralympic Committee has announced.

Remaining tickets to be sold for Rugby World Cup 2015

By Paul Osborne

Tickets are back on sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RWCThe remaining tickets from the September general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 will go back on sale next week, it has been announced.

IPC President set to highlight importance of Information Technology at upcoming New Delhi Conference

By Paul Osborne

President Sir Philip Craven is set to make a keynote address at the upcoming United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation conference in New Delhi ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven is set to make a keynote address at the upcoming United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Conference in New Delhi.

Paraguay and Japan to contest fifth place at IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Japan snatched a 1-0 win against Germany to set up an encounter with Paraguay ©IBSAParaguay and Japan will battle it out for fifth place at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship on Monday (November 24) after beating Colombia and Germany respectively in today's placement matches in Tokyo.

"New sports can come, but athletics is the heart of the Olympic Games," says IAAF President Diack

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

IAAF President Lamine Diack has said athletics will remain 'the heart and soul' of the Olympics ©Getty ImagesInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack departed from his official speech for the World Athlete of the Year awards here tonight to stress the unique place athletics holds as the "heart and soul" of the Olympic Movement.

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.
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