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Women's rugby sevens confirmed for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Women's rugby sevens will be included for the first time at Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty ImagesGold Coast 2018 will give women the opportunity to compete in rugby sevens for the first time in Commonwealth Games history, it was confirmed here today. 

Dawn Fraser returns to Tokyo to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 Olympics

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Dawn Fraser is back in Tokyo to mark the 50th anniversary of the Olympics where she won a third 100m swimming gold ©Getty ImagesAustralia's swimming legend Dawn Fraser is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history by winning a third consecutive gold in the women's 100 metres freestyle - and also received a disciplinary ban putting a premature end to her career.

Mongolia vow to "escalate" complaint into judging of Asian Games boxing

By Nick Butler

Mongolia are vowing to continue their protest following the contraversial defeat suffered by Tugstsogt Nyambayar ©FacebookMongolia are "escalating" their complaint into the officiating of the Asian Games boxing competition, Chef de Mission Badmaanyambuu Bat-Erdene has revealed, because "something is wrong with the rules".

Rio 2016 language training company appoints marketing firm

By Zjan Shirinian

Havas Sports  Entertainment has been appointed by Education First to handle ithe marketing and communications around its involvement with Rio 2016 ©Havas Sports & Entertainment An international education company which will help teach more than one million Brazilians a second language ahead of Rio 2016 has named the organisation that will handle the marketing and communications around its Olympic work.

Last three events for triathlon's Paralympics debut at Rio 2016 confirmed

By Zjan Shirinian

There will be an even split of men's and women's events when triathlon makes its Paralympics debut at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe final three of six medal events in triathlon when the sport makes its debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has been announced.

Basketball stars urge fans to get behind EuroBasket Women 2015

By Gary Anderson

FIBA Europe secretary general Kamil Novak joins EuroBasket Women 2015 ambassadors Ilona Korstin, Amaya Valdemoro and Edwige Lawson-Wade in Istanbul ©FIBA EuropeThree legends of international women's basketball have called on fans to get out and support their teams as the countdown to EuroBasket Women 2015 gets underway.

Former FIFA watchdog member calls for Blatter to resign to restore "credibility"

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Michael Hershman believes FIFA President Sepp Blatter ought to resign ©Getty ImagesMichael Hershman, founder of Transparency International and former FIFA Independent Governance Committee (IGC) member, has urged the President of world football's governing body, Sepp Blatter, to resign. 

World Rowing extends partnership with WWF until 2019 to promote clean water

By Zjan Shirinian

The World Rowing Federation is continuing its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature to promote clean water ©Getty ImagesThe World Rowing Federation (FISA) has extended its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) until 2019 to promote clean water.

Impressive China secure place in women's team final at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Chinas Bai Yawen performs on the beam during the women's qualifications round ©Getty Images The line-up for the women's team final has been confirmed as hosts China excelled on the last day of qualifications at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning.
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