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Countdown clock unveiled with one year to go until Beijing 2015 World Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A coundown clock has been launched to mark one year to go until the World Athletics Championships ©IAAFA major milestone ahead of the Beijing 2015 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships took place today with a "One Year to Go" ceremony next to the Bird's Nest Stadium in which the action will be held.

China enjoy relay success as swimming action comes to a close at Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

China enjoyed more medal success in the pool as swimming action came to a close ©Getty ImagesSwimming action ended with a splash here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, with nine newly-crowned gold medallists bringing a conclusion to the week-long swim-fest inside the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Natatorium.

Le Fur blitzes 400m world record but falls short of double at IPC Athletics European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Marie-Amelie Le Fur blitzed her own 400m T44 world record to thrill the crowd in Swansea ©Getty ImagesFrance's Marie-Amelie Le Fur took a second off her own 400 metres T44 world record as she lit up the track in Swansea at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships, but she had to settle for silver in the long jump.

Final entries confirmed on eve of record World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

The definite entries have been confirmed for all disciplines at FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy ©FEIThe final entries for the 2014 World Equestrian Games have been confirmed on the eve of the flagship event showing that a record total of 74 nations are set to compete in Normandy.

Hampden Park athletics track to be re-laid at Grangemouth Stadium in Falkirk

By Gary Anderson

The temporary track at Hampden Park will have a new home in Falkirk ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe athletics track at Hampden Park used for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is set to be up-rooted and moved to its new home at Grangemouth Stadium in Falkirk.

Gold Coast can follow Glasgow and transform Commonwealth Games claims Tourism Australia chief

By Gary Anderson

Gold Coast will make the Commonwealth Games claims head of Tourism Australia ©Getty ImagesTourism Australia managing director John O'Sullivan has claimed that Gold Coast will "make" the Commonwealth Games and will do more for the future of the event than it will for the city when it hosts the Games in 2018.

Olympic Council of Malaysia observe minute's silence as remains from downed MH17 return home

By Zjan Shirinian

The Olympic Council of Malaysia joined in the nationwide minute's silence ©NOC Malaysia/TwitterMembers of the Olympic Council of Malaysia paused for a minute of silence today as the nation stood still to mark the return of 20 of its citizens killed on the downed MH17 flight.

Vin Baker's Olympic gold medal fetches $67,643 at auction

By Emily Goddard

Vin Baker's Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medal has sold for $67,643 at auction ©Getty ImagesThe gold medal won by United States basketball player Vin Baker at the Sydney 2000 Olympics has sold for $67,643 (£40,787/€50,949) at auction.

Brownlees and Gómez to do battle for World Triathlon Series points in Stockholm

By Emily Goddard

Javier Gómez is leading the men's World Triathlon Series rankings going into the Stockholm event ©Getty ImagesThe Brownlee brothers and Javier Gómez are set to do serious battle for World Triathlon Series points in Stockholm this weekend with just a week to go until the Edmonton Grand Final.
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