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Medal races prove decisive on final day of Miami World Cup sailing

By Michael Pavitt

Philipp Buhl of Germany overcame Britain's Nick Thompson' one point advantage to win the men's laser ©ISAFThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Miami drew to a close as several week long battles come to a definitive end, with the medal races proving to be decisive in separating competitors in several classes.

American Soule seals historic medal on home snow at IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Liam Morgan

Andrew Soule set a new record for US skiers at an IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships by taking his fifth medal in Cable ©Getty ImagesAmerican Andrew Soule etched his name into the history books today as he claimed his fifth medal of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships on home snow at Cable, Wisconsin.

Bergsma and Richardson seal dominant victories at ISU World Cup

By Liam Morgan

The Netherlands' Jorrit Bergsma powered to victory in the men's 5,000m race in Hamar to move into fourth on the overall World Cup leaderboard ©Getty ImagesDutchman Jorrit Bergsma and American Heather Richardson both claimed victories on the first day of the International Skating Union (ISU) Speedskating World Cup event in Hamar, Norway.

Four medals won on penultimate day of Universiade action in Slovakia as venues praised

By Michael Pavitt

Winter Universiade action in Slovakia draws to a close on Sunday, following a Closing Ceremony ©FISUThe penultimate day of Winter Universiade action in the Slovakian venues of Štrbstké Pleso and Osrblie saw the Czech Republic and Germany clinch their first gold medals of the competition, while Kazakhstan and the Ukraine also tasted success.

Taekwondo to be added to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme as sailing and football seven-a-side miss out

By Nick Butler

Taekwondo will be one of 22 Paralympic sports featuring at Tokyo 2020 ©IPCTaekwondo will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, it was decided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board today, meaning a total of 22 sports will feature, but sailing and football seven-a-side will miss out.

European Youth Olympic Festival chief confirms "balanced budget" for the Games

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Philipp Groborsch, chief executive of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival, claims the costs of the Games are under control ©ÖOC/GEPAPhilipp Groborsch, chief executive of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which closed here last night, claimed the Organising Committee has reached a "balanced budget", with the overall cost of the Games estimated to stand at €6.5 million (£4.9 million/$7.3 million).

Comăneci confirms attendance after 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships awarded to Bucharest

By Liam Morgan

Bucharest was chosen as the host city for the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastic Championships at an UEG meeting in Lausanne ©UEGBucharest, Romania will host the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships with Olympic legend Nadia Comăneci set to be in attendance, the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has announced.

Australia seal place in history books by claiming Asian Cup title

By Liam Morgan

Australia sealed their maiden Asian Cup title with a dramatic win over South Korea in the final in Sydney ©Getty ImagesAustralia sealed their first Asian Cup title today with a dramatic 2-1 win after extra time over South Korea at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Williams clinches sixth Australian Open title after dispatching Sharapova

By Michael Pavitt

Serena Williams secured her sixth Australian Open title ©AFP/Getty ImagesSerena Williams closed in on Margaret Court's all time record of Grand Slam titles after claiming her 19th victory, as she beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.
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