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Canadian athletes get Happy as millions around the world celebrate Olympic Day

By Gary Anderson

Canadian athletes got Happy has they celebrated Olympic Day ©COCCanadian athletes have taken part in a specially filmed video featuring the song Happy by popstar Pharrell Williams as millions around the world joined in celebrations to mark Olympic Day.

IPC Governing Board meeting discusses changes to Classification Code

By Gary Anderson

The IPC Governing Board has discussed a number of issues at its Governing Board meeting in Bonn ©IPCThe Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has met at the organisation's headquarters in Bonn, where a number of issues were discussed, including the release of a revised draft of its Classification Code for another round of consultation.

Olympic champion gymnast Douglas leads world record-breaking simultaneous cartwheel

By Emily Goddard

Gabby Douglas has led a world recording breaking simultaneous cartwheel performance on Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente Bridge ©Getty ImagesGabby Douglas, the United States artistic gymnast who won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics, has led a world record-breaking simultaneous cartwheel performance on Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Four of top five brands associated with FIFA World Cup not official sponsors, claims report

By Emily Goddard

Four of the top five brands currently associated with the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup are not official sponsors of the event ©AFP/Getty ImagesFour of the top five brands currently associated with the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup are not official sponsors of the event, according to new research released today.

Quarter of Glasgow 2014 sessions still have "high availability" of tickets with month to go

By Zjan Shirinian

There is a "high availability" of tickets for 62 sessions at Glasgow 2014, including athletics finals ©Glasgow 2014More than a quarter of all the sessions at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games still have a "high availability" of tickets, with just a month to go before they begin.

IOC President Bach joins thousands in Lausanne to mark Olympic Day celebrations

By Gary Anderson

Olympic Day is being celebrated across the world today to mark the beginning of the Olympic Movement on June 23, 1894 ©IOCThomas Bach marked his first Olympic Day as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by hosting a special celebration in Lausanne which saw more than 1,000 runners taking part in the 5.5 kilometre Olympic Capital Run.

Murray begins Wimbledon title defence with straight sets win

By Emily Goddard

Andy Murray has got his Wimbledon title defence underway with a straight sets first round victory ©Getty ImagesBritain's Andy Murray got his Wimbledon title defence underway with a 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 straight sets win over Belgian David Goffin today.

Ghana Football Association President denies match-fixing claims

By Zjan Shirinian

Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi (left), has denied agreeing to allow the national team to play in matches that others were planning to fix ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has denied claims he gave the go-ahead for the national team to play in matches others were planning to fix.

Murray returns to scene of historic win as Wimbledon Championships get underway

By Gary Anderson

Andy Murray gets the defence of his Wimbledon title underway today ©Getty Images After becoming the first Briton to win the men's singles title in 77 years, Andy Murray returns to Centre Court today to get the defence of his title underway against world number 104 David Goffin of Belgium, with the usual names expected to feature at the business end of the tournament.
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