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Iranian world champion wrestler provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

By Paul Osborne

Taleb Nematpour has been provisionally suspended by FILA after failing an anti-doping test ©Getty ImagesIranian world wrestling champion Taleb Nematpour has been provisionally suspended by the sport's governing body after failing an anti-doping test.

Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games test events come to a close in Caen

By Emily Goddard

Test events for the Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games come to a close in rainy conditions in Caen today ©FEIThe test events for this year's International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Equestrian Games have come to a close after two days of jumping competition at d'Ornano Stadium in Caen.

Armed forces to get free access to Glasgow 2014 in latest ticket initiative

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Armed Forces are being offered free tickets to a number of events at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have announced that up to 3,000 men and women serving with the Armed Forces will be granted free access to events next month as part of what are being described as "goodwill initiatives".

Germany power past France to book spot in semi-finals of Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Paul Osborne

Germany cruise to 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships with comfortable victory over France ©2014WWWBCParalympic champions Germany surged into the semi-finals of the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto, Canada after a convincing 70-25 victory over France.

BBC to share footage of Commonwealth Games with other UK broadcasters

By Gary Anderson

The BBC will allow other broadcasters to use up to 90 seconds of footage from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which get underway in Celtic Park next month ©Glasgow 2014Broadcasters in the United Kingdom will be allowed to use up to 90 seconds of footage per day from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games after exclusive rights holder the BBC agreed to relax the rules on coverage.

1.5 million people in Azerbaijan interested in buying tickets for first European Games, survey claims

By Duncan Mackay

With less than a year to go until the start of the first-ever European Games there is a widespread support for the event in Azerbaijan, a survey claims ©TissotA total of 1.5 million people in Azerbaijan are interested in purchasing tickets for next year's inaugural European Games, it was claimed today. 

Indian refusal to back Olympic cricket bid criticised by Singh

By Duncan Mackay

India is blocking attempts for cricket to bid to be part of the Olympic programme ©AFP/Getty ImagesIndia's refusal to back a campaign to try to get cricket back on the Olympic programme has been criticised by Randhir Singh, secretary general of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Winter Olympic and Paralympic sports in Britain see doubling of funding ahead of Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

UK Sport has invested £31 million in eight winter Olympic and Paralympic sports for the Pyeongchang 2018 cycle ©Getty ImagesWinter Olympic and Paralympic sports in Great Britain are set to benefit from a doubling of National Lottery and Government funding on the road to Pyeongchang 2018, it was announced today.

Nadal defeats Rosol to make Wimbledon third round

By Emily Goddard

Rafael Nadal has booked his place in the Wimbledon third round for the first time since 2011 ©AFP/Getty ImagesSpanish world number one Rafael Nadal fought off the challenge of Lukáš Rosol of the Czech Republic at Wimbledon today to secure a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 win and avoid a repeat of his shock exit from the 2012 edition of the tournament.
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