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FIBA claims no doping positives prove basketball is drugs-free

By Daniel Etchells

Patrick Baumann (left), International Basketball Federation secretary general, said the scale of the anti-doping programme was "bigger than ever before" ©Getty ImagesAn extensive anti-doping programme carried out by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has confirmed that basketball is a low-risk doping sport, it has been claimed by officials. 

Paris 2024 Olympic hopes still alive despite being written off over Expo bid

By David Owen

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has signalled the intention to bid for Expo 2025,. but that will not derail a study into a 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid by Paris ©Getty ImagesThe French sports establishment is set to press on with efforts to piece together a blueprint for a winning Paris Olympic bid, in spite of comments this week by Manuel Valls, the French Prime Minister, that have been widely interpreted as sounding a death-knell for the French capital's prospects of entering the 2024 race.

Baku 2015 signs deal with Arab States Broadcasting Union for Games coverage in 20 nations

By Daniel Etchells

Baku 2015 has signed an extensive agreement with Arab States Broadcasting Union ©ASBUBaku 2015 has announced the signing of an extensive agreement with long-time Olympic Games rights holder Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), who will provide coverage of the inaugural European Games in 20 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

No concussions at Asian Games vindicates scrapping of headguards, claims AIBA

By Gary Anderson

There were no reports of concussion during boxing competition at the Asian Games where male fighters wore no headguards ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Boxing Association (AIBA) has claimed its decision to scrap the use of headguards has been further vindicated by no instances of concussion during the Asian Games.

Gatlin closes social media accounts after "anonymous hacker" abuses student critic

By Mike Rowbottom

Justin Gatlin's inclusion among the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards has caused huge controversy ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin's agent Renaldo Nehemiah has announced the twice-banned former Olympic 100 metres champion has closed his Instagram and Twitter accounts because of an "anonymous hacker" who had posted an abusive reply to a Norwegian runner who had criticised the United States sprinter on his Instagram account.

Jail would "break" Pistorius, court told

By Zjan Shirinian

The court heard that Oscar Pistorius would "break" if he was jailed ©Themba Hadebe/AFP/Getty ImagesPrison would "break" Oscar Pistorius and be unable to accommodate his disability, his sentencing hearing has been told.

Commonwealth Games England appoints interim chief executive

By Daniel Etchells

Richard Graham has been appointed interim chief executive of Commonwealth Games England ©CGECommonwealth Games England (CGE) has announced the appointment of Richard Graham, former head of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), as its interim chief executive.

Gwangju gets set to host FISU Executive Committee meeting ahead of 2015 Summer Universiade

By Gary Anderson

The Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee will host a three-day meeting of the FISU Executive Committee ©Gwangju 2015The host city for next year's Summer Universiade, Gwangju, is set to welcome leading officials from the International University Sport Federation (FISU) and delegations from future Universiade hosts during a three-day gathering.

Britain looks to Armed Forces for next generation of sporting talent

By Emily Goddard

UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport and the British Army have launched the Army Elite Sport Programme ©Army Elite Sport ProgrammeUK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) have partnered with the British Army to create the Army Elite Sport Programme to identify the next generation of world-class sporting talent.
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