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Garcia questions findings of FIFA report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes

By Daniel Etchells

Michael Garcia, FIFA's ethics investigator, has reopened the debate on the bidding process for both the 2018 and 2022 competitions ©Getty ImagesMichael Garcia, FIFA's ethics investigator, who conducted an 18-month inquiry into allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, has questioned the findings released today.

Egypt withdraws from 2014 World Short Course Championships in Qatar

By Paul Osborne

Egypt has withdrawn from the 2014 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar ©Getty ImagesEgypt has withdrawn from the 2014 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha.

OCA official reminds NOCs to respect "importance" of Asian Beach Games

By Nick Butler at the Dusit D2 Resort Hotel in Phuket

OCA official Wei Jizhong (right) has reminded all NOCs of the importance of the Asian Beach Games ©Phuket 2014Participating National Olympic Committees have been reminded to respect the "Asian Beach Games concept" following several late withdrawals on the eve of the Phuket 2014 Opening Ceremony here tomorrow.

2017 Weightlifting World Championships to be held in Penang

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Penang will host the 2017 IWF World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships will be held in Penang, Malaysia, it has been announced. 

IPC pleased with preparations for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Daniel Etchells

The International Paralympic Committee has completed its sixth project review of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has claimed it is pleased with the "significant progress" that has been made towards staging the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games following its latest visit to the host city.

Six nations confirm intentions to bid for 2022 Ryder Cup

By Paul Osborne

Six nations have made formal notifications of their intentions to bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesRyder Cup Europe has announced today six nations have formally confirmed their intention to bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup.

FIFA report into alleged corruption clears Qatar to host 2022 World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Hans-Joachim Eckert, chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, has released a statement on the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesQatar has been effectively cleared to host the 2022 World Cup after chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, released a statement into the bidding process for the tournament which found they had done nothing wrong. 

Former circus performer secures gold at Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Day six of the IWF World Championships brought yet more medal drama ©IWFA former circus performer won a gold medal, the home crowd cheered as a Kazakh lifter came from nowhere to take a silver, and China's Wei Deng made a sensational recovery from a poor start in an exciting women's 63 kilogram at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.

Tickets go on sale for 2015 Men's World Handball Championship in Qatar

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship in Qatar are now on sale ©IHFTickets for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship in Qatar are now available via the event's official website.
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