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Lviv pull out of race to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Lviv 2022 logoLviv, whose bid had been in doubt ever since the political crisis in Ukraine erupted, today officially withdrew its campaign to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Extra smoke alarms being fitted at Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village after concerns raised

By Gary Anderson

Extra smoke alarms are still being being fitted in the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village ©Getty Images With just two weeks to go until the Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village opens, organisers have had to fit extra smoke alarms in all of the houses at the site to ensure that it meets fire safety regulations.

Uruguay President Mujica brands FIFA "sons of bitches" over Suárez ban

By Emily Goddard

José Mujica has branded FIFA officials as "sons of bitches" for banning Luis Suárez ©Getty ImagesJosé Mujica, the President of Uruguay, has slammed FIFA officials as "sons of bitches" after they banned national football team player Luis Suárez for biting an Italian opponent at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Pistorius not mentally ill when he killed girlfriend, psychiatric report rules

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius was not mentally ill when he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead, his murder trial has heard ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius was not mentally ill when he shot his girlfriend dead last year, a psychiatric report has ruled.

England submits bid to host 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool

By Gary Anderson

Liverpool has today launched a bid to host the 2019 Netball World Cup ©England NetballEngland Netball today officially submitted a bid to host the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

UCI announces change to points system in omnium and team pursuit disciplines

By Gary Anderson

The UCI has announced changes to the omnium and team pursuit events that come into effect immediately ©Getty Images The International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced changes to the points system and order of the omnium event as well as changing the team pursuit discipline to bring it in line with the Olympic Games format.

Title holder Murray into Wimbledon last eight

By Emily Goddard

Andy Murray is through to the Wimbledon quarterfinals ©Getty ImagesDefending champion Andy Murray today made it into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on home turf after defeating South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.

Bid process opens for 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Bids can be submitted for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship until the deadline of October 1 ©Getty Images The bidding process for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship has been opened.

Consortium involved in Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony to produce 2015 Asian Cup opener

By Zjan Shirinian

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium will stage the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Cup on January 9 ©Getty ImagesA consortium of sport event specialists Twenty3 Sport + Entertainment and creative technology firm Spinifex Group will produce the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.
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