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IJF President praises IOC for "human" decision to recognise Kosovo

By Nick Butler

Marius Vizer has praised the IOC decision to provisionally recognise Kosovo ©IJFInternational Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for provisionally recognising Kosovo, describing it as a "human, mature and fair" decision. 

Russia 2018 emblem launched from space as FIFA praise World Cup preparations

By Nick Butler

The 2018 FIFA World Cep emblem was revealed this evening ©Russia 2018FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated how football's world governing body "unconditionally supports the staging of the World Cup by Russia", as the official emblem for the tournament was launched in spectacular fashion this evening.

New Zealand honorary IOC member Sir Tay Wilson dies aged 89

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand's Honorary IOC member Sir Tay Wilson has died at the age of 89, it has been announced ©IOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) honorary member Sir Tay Wilson of New Zealand has died at the age of 89, it has been announced.

Woman arrested in Iran for attending FIVB World League match still waiting for verdict

By Nick Butler

A photo on the free Ghoncheh Ghavami Facebook page reiterating the call for her release ©FacebookGhoncheh Ghavami's lawyer has criticised delays in the announcement of a verdict following her arrest after attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match in Iran in June. 

Rio 2016 triathlon test event to take place next August

By Nick Butler

A Rio 2016 triathlon test event will take place in Rio De Janeiro next August ©A triathlon test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been scheduled to take place in Copacabana Bay on August 1 and 2, 2015, it has been announced.

Gwangju 2015 organisers take part in 2014 Asian Games Debriefing

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee have taken part in an Incheon 2014 Debriefing ©Gwangju 2015Following the conclusion of the Asian Games in Incheon members of Gwangju 2015 have attended a Debriefing in the South Korean city as attention turns to next year's Summer Universiade.

British basketball chief welcomes funding review as UK Sport launches public consultation

By Gary Anderson

The head of British Basketball has welcomed news that UK Sport is to launch a public consultation into its funding policy ©Getty ImagesUK Sport has announced that it is to launch a first ever public consultation into how it distributes funding following fierce criticism of its "no compromise" policy which led to the slashing of funding to a number of governing bodies earlier this year.

Hong Kong targeting Asian Beach Games following Incheon 2014 success

By Nick Butler

Hong Kong are now focusing on the Asian Beach Games following their success at Incheon 2014 ©Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong KongHong Kong will be represented by a 126-strong delegation at next month's Asian Beach Games in Phuket, seeking to emulate the success enjoyed at the recent Asian Games in Incheon.

Kiwi Paralympic bronze medallist cyclist quits track but may set sights on triathlon at Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand's Fiona Southorn has announced her retirement from international competition ©Getty ImagesParalympic cyclist Fiona Southorn has announced her retirement following a career that spanned two decades and was highlighted by a bronze medal at London 2012.
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