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New Zealand win tense battle with Australia as India thrash United Arab Emirates at Cricket World Cup

By Liam Morgan

New Zealand booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals as they scraped to a narrow victory over Australia ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup with a nervy one-wicket win over fellow co-hosts Australia in a thriller in Auckland.

USA Paratriathlon announce new partnership to encourage emerging talent

By Michael Pavitt

USA Paratriathlon have announced the partnership with Dare2tri to hold the Development Race Series ©USA ParatriathlonUSA Paratriathlon have announced a partnership with Chicago-based Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club to provide America's emerging triathletes with top level competition as sport prepares for its debut on the Paralympic programme next year in Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese Bowling Foundation launched in an attempt to boost sport's Olympic bid

By Liam Morgan

World Bowling are working with the Chinese Bowling Association and Brunswick Bowling in an attempt to drive their Olympic inclusion by improving the sport in ChinaWorld Bowling have joined forces with the Chinese Bowling Association and Brunswick Bowling to launch the Chinese Bowling Foundation (CBF) in an attempt to revive the sport there.

Maas at the treble as Willett claims maiden career victory at Snowboard Freestyle World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Dutchwoman Cheryl Maas continued her recent run of excellent form with victory in the women's snowboard slopestyle event at Park City ©Getty ImagesDutch veteran Cheryl Maas continued her dominant run of form as she won the women's slopestyle event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Freestyle World Cup/United States Grand Prix competition at Park City.

Christensen claims victory in front of hometown crowd at Freestyle Skiing World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Joss Christensen of the United States claimed victory in the slopestyle event to the delight of his home crowd at Park CityAmerican Olympic champion Joss Christensen sent his home crowd into raptures as he claimed victory in the men's slopestyle event at the reestyle Skiing World Cup/United States Grand Prix at Park City.

Tokyo 2020 set to save $1 billion as venues moved

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Saitama Super Arena will now host the basketball during Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesA number of changes to the proposed venues for Tokyo 2020 were approved here today by the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board, saving an estimated $1 billion (£650 million/€890 million) as the financial advantages of Agenda 2020 begin to become clear.

Special Pyeongchang 2018 task force set-up to "speed up" preparations

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

A special task force has been set-up to help Pyeongchang 2018 prepare for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials have agreed to form a special task to try to help get the Winter Olympics there get back on track and ease fears the event is facing trouble.

Sochi 2014 made $53 million profit, IOC reveal

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Sochi 2014 made a profit of $53 million, new figures published by the IOC have revealed ©Getty ImagesSochi 2014 made an operating profit of RUB3.25 billion (£34 million/$53 million/€47 million), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced here. 

Tour de France winner's future thrown into doubt as UCI request withdrawal of Astana's racing licence

By Michael Pavitt

The UCI have moved to revoke Astana's licence following an audit into the teams anti-doping procedures ©Getty ImagesIn an apparent U-turn, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have requested the withdrawal of the Astana Pro Team's World Tour licence, casting into doubt whether Italian Vincenzo Nibali will be able to defend his Tour de France title this summer. 
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