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UNIQLO named sponsor for number of ITF's flagship wheelchair tennis events

By Paul Osborne

The ITF has signed a three-year partnership agreeement with UNIQLO naming the company sponsor of some of the body's major properties ©ITFThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has today signed a three year-partnership agreement with Japanese clothing company UNIQLO, naming it the title sponsor for a number of the governing body's flagship wheelchair tennis properties.

Members of Armed Forces to volunteer in key roles at inaugural Invictus Games

By Gary Anderson

More than 300 members of the Armed Forces will volunteer at the inaugural Invictus Games which are backed by Prince Harry ©Getty Images More than 300 members of the British Armed Forces will act as volunteers at the inaugural Invictus Games later this year, where they will be assisting teams from participating nations and undertaking stewarding duties.

Sochi 2014 unveils $261 million profit

By David Owen

Sochi 2014 made a profit of $261 million, according to early results ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Organising Committee of this year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi has announced an operating profit of nine billion roubles (£153 million/$261 million/€192 million), according to preliminary estimates.

Japan Consortium signs $1 billion television deal with IOC that includes Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Olympic cameramanThe Japan Consortium, which includes public-service broadcaster NHK and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association (JBA), has extended its Olympic Games rights deal through to the 2024 summer edition in a 110 billion yen (£593 million/$1 billion/€733 million) deal which includes Tokyo 2020.

Youngsters take centre stage as Hampden Park tests new track for Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Hampden Park will get its first taste of athletics action with the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe newly transformed Hampden Park is set to stage its first athletics event ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games when it hosts the two-day Scottish Schools Championships, which get underway tomorrow.

International press chief calls on FIFA to improve security after Chile fans storm Maracanã media centre

By Duncan Mackay

Fans from Chile stormed the media centre at the Estádio Maracanã before their team's match against Spain ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere are calls from the head of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) for security to be increased at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil after more than 200 Chilean fans stormed the media centre at the Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro an hour before their match against Spain last night. 

Lalovic to stand unopposed for re-election as FILA President

By Duncan Mackay

Nenad Lalovic will stand unopposed for re-election as FILA President ©FILANenad Lalovic is to run unopposed for a six-year term as President of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), it was announced today.

Eleven-year-old Lucy Li becomes youngest qualifier to compete at US Women's Open

By Emily Goddard

Eleven-year-old Lucy Li has become the youngest qualifier to compete at the US Women's Open ©Getty ImagesAmerican golfer Lucy Li, 11, has become the youngest qualifier to compete at the US Women's Open, shooting eight-over 78 on day one at Pinehurst.

WTF Para-Taekwondo Committee chair "quite positive" sport will be included at Tokyo 2020

By Paul Osborne at the Kassado Plaza Hotel in Moscow 

Top WTF Para-taekwondo officials have said they are positive that the sport will be included at the Tokyo 2022 Paralympic Games ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is quietly confident the sport will be added to the Paralympic programme at Tokyo 2020, it was claimed here today. 
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