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IOC "satisfied" with Rio 2016 progress after Coordination Commission visit

By Emily Goddard

IOC representatives Mark Adams, Christophe Dubi and Nawal El Moutawakel join Carlos Nuzman, Rio 2016 chief executive Sidney Levy and communications director Mario Andrada at the seventh meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission in Rio ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed it is "satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro's progress ahead of its hosting of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games after completing its seventh Coordination Commission visit to the Brazilian city.

Indian boxer faces disciplinary probe after refusing Asian Games medal following judging controversy

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

India's Laishram Sarita Devi reacts after she refused to accept the bronze medal during the women's lightweight boxing medal ceremony ©AFP/Getty ImagesA disciplinary case has been opened by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) against India's Sarita Devi after she refused to wear her Asian Games bronze medal during today's awarding ceremony.

Exclusive: Kosovo Olympic Committee chief hails European Handball Federation decision to grant full membership

By Gary Anderson

Kosovo will now be able to compete in international handball competition after gaining full EHF membership ©AFP/Getty ImagesA decision by the European Handball Federation to grant full membership to Kosovo has been labelled "very important for all sport" in the country as it continues to push for recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

Japanese swimmer Tomita pays one million won fine after stealing camera from photographer

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Naoya Tomita has left South Korea after being fined for stealing a camera during the Asian Games swimming competition ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapanese swimmer Naoya Tomita left South Korea this evening after being fined KRW₩1,000,000 (£540/$980/€745) for stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean journalist during a training session at the Asian Games here.

All three medallists disqualified in men's 800m on day of controversy at Asian Games

By Paul Osborne at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium

The three medallists in the men's 800m were controversially disqualified this evening for obstruction and lane violations ©AFP/Getty ImagesA controversial men's 800 metres final saw all three medallists disqualified in the Asian Games here. 

Top athletes prepare for record-breaking Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Emily Goddard

The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will take place from October 3 to 12 in China ©FIGThe world's biggest stars in artistic gymnastics are preparing to take part at this year's World Championships in the Chinese city of Nanning as they begin their journey on the road to Rio 2016. 

British basketball given hope of funding reprieve

By Gary Anderson

British elite basketball could be set for a funding reprieve ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesBritain's basketball teams could be set for a dramatic funding reprieve after Sports Minister Helen Grant called on the two main funding agencies to work together to secure the future of the men's and women's national sides.

Confusion over Namibian participation in CAF Under-23 qualifiers after "administrative error"

By Gary Anderson

Namibian footballers are set to miss out on a possible appearance at Rio 2016 after an administrative mix-up ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn apparent administrative error has led to confusion over Namibia's participation in the qualification rounds for the 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-23 Championship, the qualifying competition for the Rio 2016 Olympics. 

Award winning British journalist Smith joins Smart Cities & Sport Summit speakers line up

By Emily Goddard

David Smith has been added to the list of speakers at the upcoming Smart Cities & Sport Summit ©David Smith/TwitterDavid Smith, the award winning economics editor of The Sunday Times, has been announced as a new addition to the line up of speakers for this year's Smart Cities & Sport Summit.
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