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Alcott and Kamiji win in rainy Nottingham to secure British Open titles

By Nick Butler

Dylan Alcott upset the home crowd by winning the quad singles title ©James Jordan/Tennis FoundationAustralia's Dylan Alcott broke British hearts by defeating Andy Lapthorne in the quad singles final at the wheelchair tennis British Open in Nottingham, while Japan's Yui Kamiji claimed the women's singles title. 

Big changes to Olympic sports programme on way after Agenda 2020 Summit

By David Owen at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

IOC HQSignificant changes to the way in which sports events are selected for the Olympic programme look to be on the way, following a wide-ranging Summit meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s lakeside headquarters here.

IOC President calls for "dialogue and peace" after Malaysia Airlines tragedy

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

IOC President Thomas Bach and Australian Glasgow 2014 Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti are among those to pay tribute to those killed in the Malaysian Airlines tragedy ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today repeated his call for Russia and Ukraine to try to solve their current conflict after 298 people were killed abroad the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down earlier this week.

Brock-Doyle brought in at late notice to head Glasgow 2014 communications

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Jackie Brock-Doyle, the former director of communications and public affairs, has been brought in by Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesJackie Brock-Doyle, director of communications and public affairs during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, has been drafted at late notice to carry out a similar role for Glasgow 2014. 

Brazzaville 2015 African Games set to struggle for big names after losing Rio 2016 incentive

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

ANOCA President Lassana Palenfo has admitted that an agreement has not been reached ©AFP/Getty ImagesA dispute between the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the African Union means the 2015 All-Africa Games in Brazzaville will no longer serve as a qualification event for Rio 2016.

Glasgow 2014 norovirus outbreak traced to toilet in Athletes' Village

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

More than 50 people have now been affected by norovirus at Glasgow 2014 ©Glasgow 2014Numbers of workers affected by an outbreak of norovirus at the Glasgow 2014 Athlete's Village has passed 50 with four days until the Games get underway.

Japan launches Paralympic talent ID programme for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Japan's performance at London 2012 was their worst in the Paralympics for 40 years ©Getty ImagesA talent identification programme for Tokyo 2020 is to be launched next month by the Japanese Para-Sports Association.

McIlroy moves six shots clear to close in on maiden Open triumph

By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy moved a step closer to a maiden British Open triumph with another superb round ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy tightened his formidable grip on the Claret Jug today after a third superb round in the British Open at Royal Liverpool to take a six-shot lead into the fourth and final day of action.

Majka climbs to stage 14 victory as Nibali extends lead in Tour de France

By Nick Butler

Rafal Majka of Poland won stage 14 of the Tour de France ©AFP/Getty ImagesVincenzo Nibali increased his stranglehold on the Tour de France title with second place behind Poland's Rafal Majka on another punishing mountainous stage today.
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