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Ivanova shocks Geisenberger to claim luge World Cup victory in Lillehammer

By Nick Butler

Tatiana Ivanava halted German dominance by winning in Lillehammer ©FILRussia's Tatiana Ivanova produced the shock of the season so far on the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup circuit by defeating the hitherto unbeaten German, Natalie Geisenberger, to claim individual gold today in Lillehammer. 

Neymar hopes to fire Brazil to first Olympic football gold at Rio 2016

By David Owen

Neymar hopes to lead his country to Olympic gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesBrazil's brightest current football star Neymar has said he hopes to help his country win its first men's Olympic football gold medal at South America's first Olympic Games next year in Rio de Janeiro.

Varcin claims surprise win at Open European Biathlon Championships

By Liam Morgan

Coline Varcin claimed her first-ever senior title with victory in the women's 7.5km sprint event in OtepääFrance's Coline Varcin powered to her maiden career victory after she won the women's 7.5 kilometres sprint event at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Open European Championships in Otepää, Estonia.

Maiden wins for Ramanouskaya and Bohonnon at World Cup aerials in Lake Placid

By Michael Pavitt

Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya took her first World Cup win ©Getty ImagesThere were a series of firsts at the Freestyle World Cup aerials in Lake Placid today as three women claimed World Cup podium finishes for the first time in their respective careers, while United States' Max Bohonnon also took his maiden victory.

Late show from Graabak gives Norway team sprint victory at Nordic Combined World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Joergen Graabak overtook German Fabian Rießle in the late stages to seal a dramatic win for Norway ©Getty ImagesNorwegian duo Jan Schmid and Joergen Graabak claimed victory in the team sprint event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Nordic Combined World Cup event at Val di Fiemme, Italy today.

Germans take European bobsleigh title after women's skeleton cancelled

By Nick Butler

Germany continued their bobsleigh domination with a superb performance in the French resort ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGermany's Francesco Friedrich added the continental title to his world one after teaming up with Martin Grothkopp to win the European two-man bobsleigh competition today in La Plagne.

Alcott claims maiden Grand Slam title in front of home crowd at Australian Open

By Liam Morgan

Dylan Alcott sealed his maiden Grand Slam title in convincing fashion in front of his home crowd in Melbourne ©Getty ImagesAustralia's Dylan Alcott claimed his maiden quad wheelchair Grand Slam singles title with a straight-sets win over David Wagner in front of his home crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Russian and Austrian claim parallel snowboarding World Cup titles in Slovenia

By Nick Butler

Vic Wild continued his superb form with victory today in Rogla ©AFP/Getty ImagesIt was a day of European success at the parallel giant slalom snowboarding World Cup in Rogla, Slovenia today, as Russia's Vic Wild and Austria's Marion Kreiner each claimed victory.

Beijing 2008 athletics medallist breaks Para-cycling world record after switching sports

By Nick Butler

Kate Horan has broken the flying 200m world record ©TwitterNew Zealand's athlete turned Para-cyclist Kate Horan has broken the flying 200 metres world record during the country's National Championships in Cambridge.
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