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Argentine athletes honoured 50 years on from exploits at Tokyo 1964 Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

Noemi Tortul (left) and Susana Beatriz Olarte have been honoured for their achievements 50 years on from the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games ©Americas Paralympic CommitteeTwo of Argentina's greatest Paralympians have been honoured for their achievements 50 years on from claiming a combined total of six medals at Tokyo 1964. 

Uruguay claim final spot at Rugby World Cup 2015 with play-off win over Russia

By Gary Anderson

Uruguay celebrate clinching a third appearance at a Rugby World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesUruguay will make their third appearance at the Rugby World Cup after three second-half tries saw them come from behind to beat Russia in Montevideo and claim the last remaining spot for next year's showpiece event in England and Wales.

Ablyazin claims floor gold on penultimate day of Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Denis Ablyazin secured gold in the men's floor exercise final on the penultimate day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty ImagesA single step proved a costly mistake for Japan's Kenzo Shirai on the penultimate day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships as he was beaten to floor exercise gold by Russia's Denis Ablyazin in one of five finals at Nanning's Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium.

Dutch win jumping crown at FEI Nations Cup with three clear rounds

By Gary Anderson

The Netherlands claimed the FEI Nations Cup title with a dominant performance in Barcelona ©Getty ImagesWorld champions The Netherlands confirmed their status as the number one jumping team as three of their riders registered clear runs on the way to claiming the title in the discipline at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Nations Cup in Barcelona.

Norwegian officials to meet with IOC to "build bridges" after Oslo 2022 disappointment

By Nick Butler

Norwegian officials will meet with IOC figures to discuss the implications of Oslo's withdrawal ©Getty ImagesA meeting between leading Norwegian officials and representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will take place in order to "build bridges" and learn lessons following the withdrawal of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

New multi-billion ruble Russian sports funding programme unveiled by Vladimir Putin

By Nick Butler

Vladimir Putin has unveiled a new federal funding programme to promote sport in Russia ©AFP/Getty ImagesA new Federal funding programme worth RUB73.9 billion (£1.1 billion/$1.8 billion/€1.4 billion) is to be be introduced to further develop physical education and sports in the world's largest country, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced.

Hosts Morocco call for postponement of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations over Ebola outbreak

By Zjan Shirinian

Next year's Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed because of the Ebola outbreak ©AFP/Getty ImagesNext year's Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed because of the Ebola crisis after a request by the Government of hosts Morocco.

Rio 2016 Education Programme has benefited 100,000 young Brazilians, it is claimed

By Nick Butler

More than 100,000 young people have benefited from the Education Programme, it is claimed ©Rio 2016More than 100,000 young people across 168 schools in and around Rio de Janeiro have benefited from the Rio 2016 Education Programme, it has been claimed, with sports participation and the "Olympic and Paralympic values" two key areas of focus.

Plans to limit Liechtenstein travel times revealed by transport manager of 2015 Winter EYOF

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley, Austria

Sarah Pirklbauer, transport and logistics manager for the 2015 Winter EYOF, believes  travel times to and from Liechtenstein have been reduced as much as possible ©ITGSarah Pirklbauer, transport and logistics manager for the 2015 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), has said the best has been made out of a difficult situation after revealing the plans to minimise athletes' travel times to and from Liechtenstein, co-hosts of the event with Vorarlberg.
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