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Nepal Olympic Committee approves budget

By Zjan Shirinian

The Nepal Olympic Committee has confirmed its budget for the next 12 months ©Getty ImagesThe Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) has passed a budget of NPR32 million (£193,400/$328,400/€244,500) at its General Assembly.

London 2012 champion Formosa the big name in Australian World Equestrian Games Para-dressage squad

By Gary Anderson

Australia has named a squad of four riders for the upcoming Para-Dressage events at the World Equestrian Games ©Getty Images Paralympic champion Joann Formosa has been named on the Australian squad of four riders who are set to compete in the Para-dressage events at the World Equestrian Games that get underway in Normandy, France next month.

Zanardi seeking to continue strong season at Para-cycling World Cup in Segovia

By Nick Butler

Alex Zanardi will be among those competing at the World Cup event ©Getty ImagesItaly's two-time London 2012 champion, Alex Zanardi be among 400 cyclists from 38 countries will compete in the latest leg of the Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Segovia this weekend.

USOC edging "closer to decision" as four cities in 2024 Olympic race meet for briefing

By Zjan Shirinian

Clockwise (from top left) Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles ©Getty ImagesThe four United States cities battling to be their country's candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have come together for a briefing as chiefs say they are edging "closer to a decision".

Wales in crisis at Glasgow 2014 after second athlete withdraws due to doping

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

European champion Rhys Williams has become the second Welshman to withdraw from Glasgow 2014 on a doping charge ©Getty ImagesA crisis surrounding the Welsh squad at Glasgow 2014 has deepened after Rhys Williams, one of the team's biggest hopes for an athletics medal, withdrew from the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

Peruvian capital Lima bidding to host 2017 IOC Session

By Zjan Shirinian

Lima is hoping its second consecutive bid to host an IOC Session is successful ©AFP/Getty ImagesPeru has launched a bid to host the 130th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in 2017, in what it is hoped can act as a "symbol" for the future.

FIFA warns Ghanaian Football Association over Government interference

By Gary Anderson

The football authorities in Ghana have been warned by FIFA over Government interference ©Getty Images World football governing body FIFA has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) expressing concerns over a Government investigation into the team's performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

First Grand Prix in Baku set to mark "new frontier" for Formula One

By Nick Butler

A Formula One race in Baku has now been officially confirmed ©AFP/Getty ImagesA Formula One Grand Prix in Baku in 2016 will herald a "new frontier" for the sport, Azerbaijan's Youth and Sports Minister, Azad Rahimov, has insisted today following official confirmation of the inaugural event.

Navardauskas takes stage 19 to become first Lithuanian to win in Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Ramunas Navardauskas raises his hands in celebration as he becomes the first Lithuanian to win a stage on the Tour de France ©Getty Images Ramunas Navardauskas rode his way into the history books today by winning a rainy stage 19 to become the first man from Lithuania to claim a victory in the Tour de France.
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