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Schmidt and Santos take AS single sculls B finals at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany's para-rower Johannes Schmidt, winner of the AS single sculls B final today in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesGermany's Johannes Schmidt won the B final of the Arms and Shoulders (AS) men's single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam today.

London Wasps partners up with Invictus Games to promote event

By Gary Anderson

Wasps star James Haskell (right) joined British team member Ben Steele to launch a partnership with the organisers of the Invictus Games ©Invictus GamesA partnership between Aviva Premiership outfit London Wasps and the Invictus Games will see the rugby side wear a special limited edition shirt to promote the event during its upcoming match with Saracens.

American 15-year-old ranked outside world's top 1,000 stuns 12th seed at US Open

By Zjan Shirinian

CiCi Bellis will not receive any prize money despite her progress into the second round of the US Open, because she is an amateur ©Getty ImagesAn American 15-year-old ranked outside the world's top 1,000 has stunned 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova by beating her at the US open in three sets.

Dressage team gold for Germany at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Team Germany clinched the dressage team title at the World Equestrian Games ©FEIGermany have secured the dressage team gold medal ahead of silver medallists Great Britain and third place finishers The Netherlands at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy today.

Strong second day for British Para-dressage riders at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Sara Morganti with Royal Delight scored a thrilling top spot at today’s Round 1 Grade Ia team competition at the World Equestrian Games ©FEIGreat Britain enjoyed a successful second day in the Para-dressage events at the World Equestrian Games with leaders in both the Grade IV and Grade II team test in Normandy.

Softball and baseball's Tokyo 2020 hopes "boosted by Japan's Championship success"

By Zjan Shirinian

Japan's softball world champions have shown their support to get the sport on to the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ©WBSCJapan's success at the Women's Softball World Championship has boosted the desire to bring the sport, together with baseball, back to the Olympic Games in time for Tokyo 2020, officials have claimed.

Berlin Mayor to unveil plans for 2024 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Berlin will outline its plans to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics at a press conference on Monday ©Getty ImagesBerlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has confirmed today that the capital city is seeking to become the German applicant to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the bid concept to be revealed on Monday (September 1).

Exclusive: Skateboarding must retain "unique" identity even if it joins Olympics, they claim

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

ISF President Gary Ream hailed the success of the exhibition at the Skate Lab ©Nanjing 2014International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) President Gary Ream has claimed retaining the sport's "unique" identity is more important than joining the Olympic programme. 

North Koreans set to compete in Olympics after new taekwondo deal signed

By Paul Osborne in the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

The WTF and ITF have signed a histroic agreement that could see ITF registered competitors compete at the Olympic Games ©WTFNorth Korea athletes are set to be able to compete in taekwondo at the Olympics for the first time after the sport's two rival international organisations signed an historic agreement here.  
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