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Equatorial Guinea to replace Morocco as Africa Cup of Nations hosts

By Daniel Etchells

Teodoro Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, met with Issa Hayatou, President of CAF, today ©Getty ImagesEquatorial Guinea will replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed today.

German biathlete's doping ban cut to six months after it's found she's not to blame

By Daniel Etchells

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle has had her doping ban reduced to six months ©Getty ImagesA two-year ban on German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, arguably the most high profile doping case at this year's Winter Olympic Games, has been cut to six months, it was announced today. 

Phuket 2014 declared open after spectacular Opening Ceremony packed with character

By Nick Butler at the Saphan Hin Sports Centre in Phuket

The Asian Beach Games Flame is lit to begin Phuket 2014 ©ITGWith a cascade of fireworks, a blaze of colour and a smattering of sand, the fourth Asian Beach Games was declared open in spectacular fashion here this evening.

Vanessa Mae dismisses four year ban for race-fixing as "nonsense"

By Nick Butler in Phuket

Vanessa Mae has lodged an appeal against the four year ban she has been handed for race-fixing ©Getty ImagesViolin superstar turned skier Vanessa Mae has dismissed the four-year ban she was handed by the International Ski Federation (FIS) earlier this week for race-fixing as "nonsense".

Australia hit back at claims they violated World Cup bidding rules during 2022 race

By Nick Butler

Frank Lowy, pictured with FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, has insisted Australia's World Cup bid was clean ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustralia mounted a "clean" bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and did not make efforts to woo leading officials, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy has insisted.

Gold Coast beat Glasgow to host 2017 Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup

By Daniel Etchells

The successful Badminton Australia delegation, including officials from Tourism and Events Queensland, with BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (third from right) ©BWFThe Gold Coast will host the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Sudirman Cup, it has been announced, after beating Glasgow to be awarded the event in what was a battle between Commonwealth Games host cities. 

North Korea overtake China at top of Weightlifting World Championships medals table

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Un Hui Ryo won her first world title with a clean sweep of three golds in the women's 69kg ©IWFNorth Korea overtook China at the top of the medals table at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and, after a sensational finish in the men's 94 kilogram category two-and-a-half hours later, they might well stay there.

Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment, claims Japanese Paralympic chief

By Emily Goddard

Yasushi Yamawaki has said Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment in Japan ©Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 will create a more inclusive society in his nation by shifting social perception towards impairment, Yasushi Yamawaki, President of the Japanese Paralympic Committee, has claimed. 

Triple Canadian Paralympic skiing medallist announces retirement

By Daniel Etchells

Josh Dueck won gold and silver medals at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesCanada's three-time Paralympic medallist Josh Dueck has announced his retirement from Alpine skiing.
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