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IAAF approve plan to hold morning athletics finals at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Eight Rio 2016 Olympic athletics finals will be held in the morning in the João Havelange Stadium ©Wikimedia CommonsAthletics finals at an Olympic Games will be held in the morning for the first time in 28 years at Rio 2016, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced.

United States Olympic Committee praises "stunning progress" in Rio 2016 preparations

By Paul Osborne

The United States Olympic Committee has praised the progress being made in preparations for Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has sung praise for the progress being made ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games following the organisation's biggest site visit yet.

UK Anti-Doping appoints Sapstead as interim chief executive to replace Parkinson

By Duncan Mackay

Nicole Sapstead has been appointed interim chief executive of UK Anti-Doping ©UKADUK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has appointed its director of operations Nicole Sapstead interim chief executive following the resignation of Andy Parkinson. 

World Rugby gives Cyprus warm welcome but Armenia and Greece the cold shoulder

By Duncan Mackay

Cyprus has been granted associate membership of World Rugby ©CRFCyprus were today voted in as an associate member of World Rugby but Greece were suspended and Armenia excluded.

Thai skateboarder wows crowd to win "Best Trick" event at Phuket 2014

By Nick Butler at the Saphan Hin Sports Centre in Phuket

Skateboarders perform in from of an enthusiastic crowd in the "Stunt Park" competition ©ITGHong Kong and Thailand each won gold medals on the final day of skateboarding action here at the Asian Beach Games in a sport currently enjoying a phenomenal rise on the continent.

Gerbi takes top honours on day two of Qingdao Judo Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne 

Yarden Gerbi secured gold on the second day of the IJF Judo Grand Prix in Qingdao ©IJFWorld number two and reigning world silver medallist Yarden Gerbi has proved once again why she is one of the world's top competitors as she stormed to gold at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Judo Grand Prix in Qingdao, China.

Russia continues domination at Women's World Boxing Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sofya Ochigava is gearing up to face London 2012 Olympic champion Katie Taylor in the Women's World Boxing Championships quarterfinals ©Getty ImagesRussia will have 10 boxers fighting in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Boxing Championships after the nation continued its domination at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju City.

World Taekwondo Federation launches new player profile system

By Paul Osborne

The WTF have launched a new WTF Profile system ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has launched a new player profile scheme enabling national federations, athletes, media and fans to access detailed information on an individual's world and Olympic ranking points, it was announced today.

Baku 2015 launches commemorative postage stamps for European Games

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

A set of of six commemorative postage stamps has been launched by Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015A first edition of six commemorative postage stamps marking the inaugural European Games, due to take place here next year, were launched today. 
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