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Russian and US stars earn record breaking victories at World Sprint Speed Skating Championships

By Nick Butler

Brittany Bowe was on superb form throughout the weekend to claim World Championship spoils ©Getty ImagesRussia's Pavel Kulizhnikov and United States' Brittany Bowe have been crowned International Skating Union (ISU) World Sprint Speed Skating champions following a superb three days of performances in Astana.

First-time hosts Egypt dominate Karate1 Premier League event

By Daniel Etchells

The latest event in the WKF Karate1 Premier League Series was dominated by hosts Egypt ©WKFEgypt marked its first-ever staging of a World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event by claiming six gold medals in Sharm-El Sheikh.

Bourseaux bounces back from injury lay-off to win at ITU World Para-triathlon opener

By Daniel Etchells

Yannick Bourseaux comfortably won the men's PT4 race on his return from injury ©Getty ImagesFrance's Yannick Bourseaux marked his return from an Achilles tendon injury by winning the men's PT4 race at the season-opening International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Para-triathlon event in East London, South Africa.

Mourning place to be erected in Olympic Village as IOC bows to pressure over Munich Massacre

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

The IOC have long faced criticism they have not done enough to commemorate the victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesA special place for athletes to mourn the loss of family and friends will be set up in the Olympic Village at Rio 2016, while a "moment of reflection" will be held during the Closing Ceremony, it has been revealed.

Tokyo 2020 switch for equestrian impresses world governing body

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Baji Park will host the equestrian events during Tokyo 2020 ©Japan Racing Authority Changes to the venue for the equestrian events at Tokyo 2020 have been welcomed by the sport's world governing body.

Iran to launch historic women's belt wrestling programme

By Emily Goddard

Iranian Wrestling Federation international department head Farnaz Panahi and United World Wrestling Bureau member Rodica Yaksi attended the Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran with Badrolmolouk Kahrangi and a fellow dignitary ©Tim Foley/United World WrestlingThe Iranian Wrestling Federation has announced it will launch its first ever belt wrestling programme for women in the country to train and compete in the sport.

International Equestrian Federation strips UAE of two endurance events to protect horse welfare

By Michael Pavitt

UAE have been stripped of two international endurance events ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Executive Board has stripped the United Arab Emirates of two endurance races scheduled to be held later this month in an emergency measure, they claim, designed to protect horse welfare.

New Arab Sports Council set to fight for right for Muslim women to use hijab

By Duncan Mackay

The Union of Arab National Olympic Committees have proposed setting up an Arab Sports Council ©UANOCAn Arab Sports Council is set to be established after the idea was given the green-light during a meeting of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (UANOC) Executive Office in Oman. 

Barra chosen as location for German House at Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

German House during Rio 2016 will be located at the Blue Barra Beach Point ©DOSBGerman House will be located at the "Blue Barra Beach Point" during next year's Olympics and Paralympics here, it has been revealed.
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