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Pakistan avoid Olympic suspension but warned by IOC situation is being monitored

By Duncan Mackay at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

Pakistan today avoided suspension when the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board discussed their situation ©IOCPakistan have avoided suspension from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the Government's decision to recognise the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) led by Syed Arif Hasan. 

Battle of the Brands pits Adidas against Nike in both World Cup semi-finals

By David Owen

Adidas and Nike go head-to-head in both World Cup semi-finals ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesAnd so, with just four of the 64 matches remaining, Brazil 2014 has come down, as one always suspected it might, to a duel between the two biggest brands and the two confederations whose top teams have monopolised the World Cup trophy for 84 years.

Pistorius trial adjourned for a month as defence closes case

By Zjan Shirinian

The trial of Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned for a month as both the prosecution and defence prepare their closing arguments ©There are no juries at trials in South Africa, so the athlete's fate will be decided by the judge, assisted by two assessors.Defence lawyers in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have wrapped up their case, with proceedings adjourned for one month.

Brazil humiliated in FIFA World Cup semi-final as Germany thump them 7-1

By Zjan Shirinian

Andre Schuerrle celebrates scoring his team's seventh goal, which completed a thrashing of Brazil ©Getty ImagesBrazil were humiliated in front of a stunned home crowd as Germany thumped them 7-1 to reach the final of the FIFA World Cup.

Former IOC President Rogge praises Belgian colleague awarded with Olympic Order

By Nick Butler at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne

IOC President Thomas Bach awarded the Olympic Order to Guido de Bondt here today ©ITGGuido De Bondt, one of Belgium's longest standing ambassadors to the Olympic Movement, was awarded the Olympic Order here this afternoon after a tribute from his former colleague and compatriot Jacques Rogge.

German Kittel proves sprint king again as he takes third Tour de France stage win

By Gary Anderson

Marcel Kittel has continued his stunning start to the Tour de France with his third stage win ©Getty Images Germany's Marcel Kittel continued his remarkable start to this year's Tour de France by claiming his third stage win from four during today's ride from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole, while defending champion Chris Froome of Great Britain recovered from a crash early on to finish in the main peloton.

United States suffer shock defeat at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Gary Anderson

The United States suffered a surprise defeat to Italy at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships today ©Getty Images Italy caused an upset at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Incheon today as they sprang a surprise defeat on the United States in the first game of the second group phase as reigning champions Australia impressed against Colombia.

Jorgensen picks up USOC Athlete of the Month award after historic win in Chicago

By Gary Anderson

Gwen Jorgensen has picked up the USOC Athlete of the Month award for the second successive month after victory in Chicago ©Getty Images Gwen Jorgensen was chosen as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month for June after claiming a sixth career win in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series event in Chicago last month.

Lima to host 2015 IOC Athlete Career Programme Forum

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

The 2015 IOC Athletes Career Programme will be held in the city of Lima in Peru ©Getty ImagesLima will host the 7th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athlete Career Programme Forum to be held in early 2015, it was announced here today.
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