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Saudi Arabia makes contribution to WADA research fund

By David Owen

Saudi Arabia has become the fourth country to help fund WADA's new anti-doping research project, joining China, the United States and Turkey ©Getty ImagesSaudi Arabia has become the latest country to chip in to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) embryonic fund for new anti-doping research, donating $100,000 (£60,000/€77,000) as the first instalment of an eventual $500,000 (£304,000/€389,000) contribution.

USOC chief Blackmun breaks silence on "disturbing" Solo domestic abuse charges

Emily Goddard

Hope Solo is facing domestic violence charges ©Getty ImagesScott Blackmun, chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee, has admitted he is disturbed by domestic abuse charges against national women's football team goalkeeper and Olympic champion Hope Solo.

Tajikistan footballer registers first positive doping test of Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Khurshed Beknazarov has registered the first failed doping test of Incheon 2014 ©Incheon 2014Tajikistan footballer Khurshed Beknazarov has become the first athlete at the Asian Games to test positive for banned drugs and be disqualified from the event here. 

North Korean gymnast overcomes 39-year-old Uzbek to win vault title at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Hong Un-Jong celebrates after her gold medal on the vault ©AFP/Getty ImagesGymnast Hong Un-jong earned the first North Korean gold in a sport other than weightlifting today on the sixth day of action at the Asian Games, defeating 39-year-old Uzbek Oksana Chusovitina in the women's vault final.

Sir Bradley Wiggins seals men's time trial title at UCI Road World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Sir Bradley Wiggins has won the men's time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins has won the men's time trial at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in Ponferrada.

London 2012 Olympic gold medal to feature in local charity auction

By Emily Goddard

A London 2012 Olympic gold medal has been anonymously donated to the Great Centenary Charity Auction ©Great Centenary Charity Auction/TwitterA London 2012 Olympic gold medal is set to feature in a small local charity auction in Norfolk, England, after it was anonymously donated during a valuation day.

Countdown on for start of Badminton World Superseries Finals in Dubai

By Paul Osborne

The countdown is on until the opening of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals ©BWFThe clock is ticking in Dubai as the Gulf state eagerly anticipates the opening of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals in less than 100 days.

Mossad agent who plotted Israel revenge against Munich 1972 terrorists dies

By Duncan Mackay

Mosad agent Mike Harari, who plotted revenge against terrorists who targeted Israel athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, has died ©FacebookIsraeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who helped plot Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died at the age of 87. 

Grainger eyes Olympic rowing comeback with return to British squad - and a trip to Rio

By Mike Rowbottom

Katherine Grainger celebrates after winning gold at the London 2012 Games ©Getty ImagesKatherine Grainger, Britain's multiple Olympic and world rowing medallist, is making what could be a comeback for Rio 2016 after a two-year break from the sport.
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