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Pedersen defies life-threatening bike crash to become long distance triathlon world champion

By Daniel Etchells

Camilla Pedersen's success is one of the comeback stories of the year ©Getty ImagesDenmark's Camilla Pedersen claimed victory at the Weihai 2014 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships today, less than a year after coming out of an induced coma following a life-threatening bike crash.

Oceania countries could compete in Asian Games, admits Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

OCA President Sheikh Ahmad has raised the prospect of more Oceanian involvement in Asian sporting events ©OCAOceania countries could one day compete in the Asian Games, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah claimed here today. 

British Paralympic equestrian champion Baker skydives for children's charity

By Emily Goddard

Natasha Baker jumped 12,000 feet from a plane to raise money for children's charity Dreamflight ©Natasha Baker/TwitterNatasha Baker, Great Britain's two-time Paralympic equestrian champion, has jumped 12,000 feet from a plane to raise money for children's charity Dreamflight - for which she is an ambassador.

CAF give backing to Blatter in FIFA Presidential election

By Daniel Etchells

Sepp Blatter has received the backing of CAF ahead of next years FIFA presidential election ©Getty ImagesConfederation of African Football (CAF) general secretary Hicham El Amrani has today confirmed the continent will support Sepp Blatter in next year's FIFA Presidential election.

Lefèvre strikes gold for hosts at Canoe Slalom World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Fabien Lefevre came out victorious in the men's C1 ©ICFFabien Lefèvre today delivered a gold medal for host nation the United States at the Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea to host future Africa Cup of Nations

By Daniel Etchells

CAF President Issa Hayatou announced the Africa Cup of Nations hosts for 2019 2021 and 2023 following a meeting of the governing body's Executive Committee meeting ©CAFThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) today named Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea as the hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations for 2019, 2021 and 2023 respectively.

Australia's Belcher makes 470 history at Sailing World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Mat Belcher (left) and Will Ryan (right) celebrate their 470 fleet success ©Sailing Energy and Thom TouwAustralian Mat Belcher has become the first sailor in 470 history to win five successive World Championship titles. 

Shooting World Championships draw to a close in Granada as ISSF flag handed to Changwon

By Paul Osborne

The Shooting World Championships came to a close in Granada ©ISSFThe Shooting World Championships drew to a close in Granada today as the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) flag was handed to the South Korea Shooting Federation and the city of Changwon as it prepares to host the next edition of the event.

Om Yun-Chol breaks weightlifting world record to win first North Korean gold of Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Moonlight Festival Garden Weightlifting Venue in Incheon

Om Yun-Chol celebrates his world record breaking victory ©AFP/Getty ImagesWith a grimace, a pause, and an almighty final heave, Om Yun-Chol broke his own clean and jerk world record in thrilling fashion to take the men's under 56 kilogram weightlifting title and win a highly significant first Asian Games gold medal here for North Korea.
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