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Olympic gold medallist set to be appointed Tokyo 2020 sports director

By Duncan Mackay

Athens 2004 Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi is set to be appointed sports director of Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesFormer Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi is set to be appointed as the sports director of Tokyo 2020, it has been reported.

World triple jump champion Tamgho banned for a year for missing doping tests

By Mike Rowbottom

Teddy Tamgho of France is banned for a year for missing three doping tests ©Getty ImagesTriple jump world champion Teddy Tamgho has been banned for a year for missing three out-of-competition doping tests.

International Luge Federation elect Fendt as President for fifth term

By Duncan Mackay

Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation ©Getty ImagesGermany's Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation (FIL).

Sri Lanka propose new plans for 2017 Asian Youth Games

By Duncan Mackay

Hambantota 2017 received the flag for the Asian Youth Games at a special handing over ceremony at the end of the last event in Nanjing in 2013 ©OCASri Lanka has proposed hosting most of the 2017 Asian Youth Games in the capital Colombo with the rest taking place in Hambantota, the city originally awarded the event. 

Japan dominate opening day of Budapest Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Japan took four of seven gold medals on day one of the Budapest Judo Grand Prix ©IJFJapan proved dominant on day one of the inaugural Budapest Judo Grand Prix after sealing four of seven gold medals on offer at the Papp Laszlo Sport Arena in the Hungarian capital.

Brownlee warns rivals not to write him off after winning third European triathlon title

By Mike Rowbottom

Alistair Brownlee has won his third European triathlon title ©ETUBritain's Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee put a troubled start to his season behind him in Kitzbuhel today as he won his third European title - and then warned those who had begun to write him off as a competitor that he had still got "plenty left".

World Para-Taekwondo Championships get underway with bang in Moscow

By Paul Osborne at the Dinamo Sport Palace in Moscow

Viktoriia Marchuk added a third world title to her collection at the 5th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships in Moscow ©ITGUkrainian Viktoriia Marchuk added yet another world title to her collection after strolling to victory at the 5th World Para-Taekwondo Championships here today.

Gabius win helps Germany earn overnight lead in European Team Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

David Storl, Germany's double world shot put champion, earned maximum points on the first full day of the European Team Championships ©Getty ImagesArne Gabius of Germany produced a 5,000 metres victory in front of his home fans in Braunschweig today which epitomised the appeal of the European Team Championships - and indeed their precursor the European Cup - on a day when David Storl and Christian Reif's wins helped the hosts to an overnight lead.

"Machine Britannique" getting into top gear at World Rowing Cup II in France

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's men's four, pictured after winning the European title earlier this month, qualified fastest to the finals of the World Rowing Cup II in France ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesThe British men's four - described by the local commentators as the "machine Britannique" - laid down another imposing marker at the World Rowing Cup II event in Aiguebelette as it qualified fastest for tomorrow's final.
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