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Historic crossing of Taiwan Straits continues Youth Olympic theme of sporting unity

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Mixed team events, such as in showjumping, have showed these same themes of unity ©Getty ImagesThemes of using sport to overcome wider differences have been showcased once again by the first successful crossing of the Taiwan Straits by swimmers from China and Taiwan, following the example set by the mixed nationality teams competing here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Interest in 2014 Goalball World Championships "far beyond" expectations

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Blind Sports Federation has hailed the interest in this year's Goalball World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has hailed the success of the 2014 Goalball World Championships, with interest "far beyond" pre-tournament predictions.

Paralympic champions take lead in SKUD 18 class at IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

A lack of wind has disrupted the action on day four of the IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships in Halifax ©AFP/Getty ImagesFor a second day lack of wind hampered racing at the Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships in Halifax, Canada, where only the SKUD 18 class races were completed, in which Australians Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch took control.

Day eight a washout at Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem

By Gary Anderson

Torrential rain in Haarlem has forced the cancellation of play on day eight of the Women's Softball World Championships ©Haarlem 2014Torrential downpours meant no action was possible on day eight of the Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem.

Adams pulls out of Women's Boxing World Championships to have shoulder operation

By Zjan Shirinian

Nicola Adams is set to be out of the ring for up to six months ©Getty ImagesOlympic champion Nicola Adams has pulled out of November's International Boxing Association Women's World Championships to have surgery on her shoulder.

Exclusive: Human growth hormone testing poised to resume

By David Owen

The World Anti-Doping Agency are set to resume testing for hormone growth hormone ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has given clearance for anti-doping bodies to resume human growth hormone (hGH) testing after a more than year-long hiatus.

Nanjing 2014 getting "more international coverage than you'd imagine", claim IOC

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

IOC officials deny that Nanjing 2014 has received disappointing coverage outside of China ©ITGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) communications director Mark Adams has claimed here that the Summer Youth Olympic Games is receiving widespread worldwide coverage. 

Beijing 2022 gaining confidence from success in Nanjing, claims Chinese IOC member

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Yang Yang believes Beijing's chances of being awarded the 2022 Games have been boosted by the success of Nanjing 2014Success here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games is boosting Beijing's bid to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2022, China's two-time short track speed skating champion Yang Yang has claimed.

Montsho faces two-year ban after waiving right to hearing following positive drugs test at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Amantle Montsho tested positive for a banned substance at Glasgow 2014 and now faces a ban from athletics ©Getty ImagesBotswana's Amantle Montsho has waived her right to a hearing before the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) court after testing positive for a banned stimulant at Glasgow 2014.
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