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Brașov's 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid backed by Romanian volunteers

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley, Austria

Volunteers from the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Brașov show their support for the city's bid to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Brasov 2020 Youth Olympic GamesVolunteers from the winter edition of the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Brașov have come together to support the Romanian city's bid to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Formidable duo Schempp and Domracheva both seal hat-trick of victories at biathlon World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Schempp sealed a deserved hat-trick with his third consecutive win in the pursuit event ©Getty ImagesGermany's Simon Schempp and Darya Domracheva of Belarus extended their formidable form as they both sealed a hat-trick of International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup victories in Antholz, Italy.

Prevc and Frenzel earn ski jumping and Nordic combined victories in Sapporo

By Michael Pavitt

Peter Prevc earned his first victory of the season ©AFP/Getty ImagesPeter Prevc earned his first victory of the season at the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup, posting jumps of 130 and 131 metres to win the ski jumping competition in Sapporo, while Eric Frenzel continued his recent domination of Nordic combined events.

Williams sisters both earn comeback victories to reach round four at Australian Open

By Liam Morgan

Serena Williams had to come from behind to beat Elina Svitolina to reach the fourth round in Melbourne ©Getty ImagesSerena and Venus Williams both battled back to earn three-set victories at the Australian Open, while men's top seed Novak Djovokic also progressed to the fourth round with a comfortable win over Fernando Verdasco.

International Swimming Federation announce new sponsorship deal with Chinese company Hosa

By Liam Morgan

FINA have announced another sponsorship deal with Chinese sportswear company HosaThe International Swimming Federation (FINA) have announced Chinese sportswear company Hosa as the sponsor of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.

Mapp seals historic title with gold at inaugural Para-bobsleigh World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Corie Mapp won the inaugural Para Bobsleigh World Cup event in Austria ©bajanjoeGreat Britain's Corie Mapp made history as he became the first-ever gold medallist at the inaugural International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) Para-bobsleigh World Cup event at Igls, Austria.

London 2012 Paralympian named in Australian able-bodied table tennis squad

By Michael Pavitt

Melissa Tapper and Hu Heming compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesTable Tennis Australia (TTA) have announced that 2012 London Paralympian Melissa Tapper has been named in the Australian able-bodied squad.

Jordan's Black Iris Best Sportsman award now open to the public

By Paul Osborne

The public are now able to vote for the Best Sportsman of 2014 at the Black Iris awards ©JOCThe first of three Black Iris awards have opened for public vote as fans are given the opportunity to vote on who they think Jordan's best sportsman has been over the past year.

Ethiopian double at Dubai Marathon but Bekele forced to withdraw

By Nick Butler

Aselefech Mergia Medessa and Lemi Berhanu secured an Ethiopian double at the Dubai Marathon ©Getty ImagesLemi Berhanu and Aselefech Mergia secured an Ethiopian double at the Dubai Marathon, but compatriot Kenenisa Bekele's bid to continue his road running rise faltered after he failed to finish the gruelling 26.2 mile tester.
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