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UAE Olympic Committee sending young sporting talents to Italy with eye on success at 2024 Games

By Zjan Shirinian

The UAE National Olympic Committe is nurturing talent with the hope the athletes will peak in performance at the 2024 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesPromising young athletes from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being sent to an intensive training camp in Italy with the hope they can be world-beaters by the time of the 2024 Olympic Games.

Defending champions Ukraine to take on The Netherlands in European Football 7-a-side Championship final

By Gary Anderson

The finalists at this year's European Football 7-a-side Championships have been decided ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefending champions Ukraine edged past great rivals Russia via a thrilling penalty shoot-out to reach the final of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Football 7-a-Side European Championships in Maia, Portugal.

WADA still in deficit despite extra Russian grant - but relief is on the way

By David Owen

The World Anti-Doping Agency is funded broadly 50-50 by the International Olympic Committee and Governments around the world ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reported another deficit, taking to more than $2 million (£1.1 million/€1.4 million) its cumulative "excess of expenses over income" in the past four years.

Beijing 2022 receives strong endorsement on one year anniversary of Olympic host city being decided

By Nick Butler

Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Zhang Hong has come out in support of Beijing 2022 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has received a welcome boost on the one year anniversary of the host city being selected, after an endorsement from Olympic speed skating champion Zhang Hong.

Rio doping laboratory returned three football "false positives" - WADA

By David Owen

The laboratory in Rio returned three "false positive cases", all concerning footballers ©Getty ImagesFurther details of alleged shortcomings at the Rio de Janeiro doping control laboratory - whose accreditation was revoked last year by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a hugely embarrassing blow for Brazilian authorities - have emerged in minutes of a WADA meeting in South Africa now available on the agency's website.

IOC President Bach welcomes appointment of Cho as head of Pyeongchang 2018

By Nick Butler

Cho Yang-ho has been confirmed as the new President of Pyeongchang 2014 ©Pyeongchang 2018International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the official appointment of Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of business giants Hanjin Group, as the new President of Pyeongchang 2018. 

McDonald’s signs up as official supporter of Baku 2015 European Games

By Gary Anderson

McDonalds has been announced as an official supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Global fast food giant McDonald's has today been announced as an official supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games.

AIBA to assess use of headguards after Australian boxer forced out of Glasgow 2014 by injury

By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

AIBA has promised a review of the use of headguards following criticism at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said it will reassess its decision to scrap headguards after Australian boxer Daniel Lewis was denied the opportunity of boxing for at least a bronze medal here at Glasgow 2014, when a doctor deemed a cut was too severe for him to carry on in the competition.

Australian athletics head coach stripped of accreditation after row with Olympic champion Pearson

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Eric Hollingsworth, pictured at the training camp in Gateshead, has now been stripped of his accreditation ©Getty ImagesAthletics Australia (AA) head coach Eric Hollingsworth has had his accreditation revoked and will be sent home from Glasgow 2014 as the fall-out of his public criticism of the country's most high profile athlete, Olympic 100 metre hurdles champion Sally Pearson, continues. 
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