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"No boycott risk" if Doha secures 2019 IAAF World Championships, says bid leader

By Mike Rowbottom

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, which would host the 2019 IAAF World Championships if they are awarded to Qatar tomorrow ©Getty ImagesOn the eve of the decision as to who will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Doha bid leader Dahlan Al-Hamad has dismissed fears other Gulf states would boycott a staging in Qatar as a result of tensions in the area.

Exclusive: Weightlifting to introduce video technology after Glasgow 2014 controversy

By Brian Oliver at Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

A controversial decision at Glasgow 2014 involving Steven Kari has led to the introduction of video technology ©Getty ImagesWeightlifting is to introduce video technology after a series of controversial results in recent international competitions.

Thailand eyes bid to host inaugural World Beach Games

By Nick Butler at the Dusit D2 Resort Hotel in Phuket

Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul has spoken positively about a Thai bid to host the inaugrual World Beach Games ©Phuket 2014Thai Minister for Sport and Tourism Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul believes hosting the first World Beach Games would allow the country to show its "full potential to the world".

Russian Olympic Committee impressed by Pyeongchang 2018 preparations

Emily Goddard

The Russian Olympic Committee left Pyeongchang impresssed after visits to the venue construction sites ©Pyeongchang 2018The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has said it is impressed with the progress being made by Pyeongchang 2018 following a visit to the South Korean city that will host the Winter Games in less than three-and-a-half years' time.

Action needed to increase depth of international rugby, claims All Black legend

By Daniel Etchells at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel

Sean Fitzpatrick was speaking at the 2014 IRB World Rugby ConfEx ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's former World Cup winner Sean Fitzpatrick believes more needs to be done to improve the standard of the lower-ranked rugby nations. 

Golden double double for Asian triathlon superstar at Phuket 2014

By Nick Butler on Naiyang Beach in Phuket

Ai Ueda swept to two titles today in triathlon to cement her Asian dominance ©Getty ImagesJapanese triathlon superstar Ai Ueda added the individual and mixed team titles at the Asian Beach Games here today to the two titles she won in the same events at the Asian Games in Incheon earlier this year.

Russia dominate on day two of Women's World Boxing Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sofya Ochigava was one of three Russians to secure victory at the Women's World Boxing Championships today ©Getty ImagesRussia sent out a strong message to their challengers at the Women's World Boxing Championships as each of the nation's athletes defeated their rivals on day two in Jeju City.

Double Paralympic champion Azerbaijani among 16 visually impaired judoka selected for Baku 2015

By Nick Butler

Ilham Zakiyev, Azerbaijan's Flagbearer at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, should be among the visually impaired judoka competing at Baku 2015 ©Getty ImagesAzerbaijan's two time Paralympic champion Ilham Zakiyev will be among 16 athletes spanning 10 nations competing in the visually impaired judo competition at the Baku 2015 European Games, it was announced today.

Paralympic sport is extremely effective vehicle for changing society, says IPC President

By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven has spoken of the benefits of participation in Parasport at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly ©Getty ImagesSir Philip Craven, the President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has spoken of the benefits of participation in Parasport and the vital need for sport in recovery from serious illness or injury at a sports medicine symposium in the United States.
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