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Jersey worn by "Miracle on Ice" team member sells for $71,700

By Daniel Etchells

A jersey worn by John Harrington sold for $71,700 ©Heritage AuctionsA jersey worn by a member of the United States' 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team has sold for $71,700 (£45,800/€57,300) at the Heritage Auctions sports memorabilia sale in Dallas.

Home favourite tops spectacular men's 105kg contest at Weightlifting World Championships in Almaty

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin topped a spectacular day at the IWF World Championships ©Getty ImagesWhatever other sport was going on around the world today it cannot possibly have matched this for drama, excitement and breathtaking quality.

Thailand take foot volley gold as medal action hots up at Asian Beach Games

By Nick Butler at the Patong North Sepaktakraw venue in Phuket

Thailand kicked, headed and flicked their way to kick volley gold over Iran ©Phuket 2014Home fans had plenty of reason to cheer today as Thailand gave a superb exhibition of top quality foot volley to cruise to pairs gold over Iran here at the Asian Beach Games.

Hangzhou to host 2015 IBSA Asia Pacific Goalball Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Hangzhou will host the 2015 IBSA Asia Pacific Goalball Championships ©Getty ImagesChinese city Hangzhou will host the 2015 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Asia Pacific Goalball Championships, following on from the success of the 2013 edition in Beijing., it has been announced.

Paralympic champion Whitehead inspires Syrian refugees

By Paul Osborne

Richard Whitehead has given enouragement to patients who have lost limbs in the Syrian conflict ©Getty ImagesParalympic champion Richard Whitehead has paid a visit to a hospital on the Jordanian border with Syria to meet people who have lost limbs during the nation's devastating conflict.

London 2012 wheelchair rugby skipper Steve Brown praises supporters of wheelchair sport charity

By Paul Osborne

Paralympian Steve Brown leads the GB Wheelchair Rugby team at London 2012 ©WheelPowerGreat Britain's wheelchair rugby star Steven Brown held a talk with some of WheelPower's top supporters and donors to thank them for the impact they have made to the lives of disabled people.

Commonwealth 800m champion heads Botswanans receiving Olympic Solidarity scholarships

By Nick Butler

Glasgow 2014 800m champion Nijel Amos will receive Olympic Solidarity funding ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth 800m champion Nijel Amos is among five Botswanan athletes who will receive Olympic Solidarity scholarships to aid preparations for Rio 2016. 

New support programme highlighted at first meeting of Guatemalan Athletes' Commission

By Nick Butler

Members attended the inaugural Athletes' Commission meeting in Guatemala ©Guatemalan Olympic CommitteeAn athletes' assistance programme has been introduced at the first meeting of the Guatemalan Olympic Committee (COG) Athletes' Commission, seen as a crucial breakthrough for the Central American nation.

Central American and Caribbean Games open with spectacular ceremony in Veracruz

By Emily Goddard

Ricky Martin was one of the stars of the show at the Veracruz 2014 Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games got underway with a spectacular Opening Ceremony in the Mexican city of Veracruz tonight, with Latin American singer Ricky Martin among the stars of the show.
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