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"Miracle On Ice" Olympic ice hockey gold medallist Suter dies aged 57

By Emily Goddard

Bob Suter has died aged 57 ©Getty ImagesBob Suter, a member of the Lake Placid 1980 "Miracle On Ice" Olympic gold medal winning ice hockey team, has died suddenly at the age of 57 of an apparent heart attack.

Prince Harry gets Invictus Games underway at spectacular Opening Ceremony

By Gary Anderson

The Invictus Games are underway after the Opening Ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park ©Getty ImagesThe inaugural Invictus Games are officially underway after a spectacular Opening Ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park attended by members of the Royal Family, including Prince Harry, who has been the driving force behind the event over the past six months.

Tokyo 2020 President meets Putin as joint Russia-Japan cooperation pact proposed

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital ©The KremlinTokyo 2020 Yoshirō Mori today held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and invited him to the Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital.

China's Zhang overcomes South Korean Olympic gold medallist for victory at Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Zhang Jingjing has shot her way to a world title in Granada ©ISSFAn impressive display of accuracy from China's Zhang Jingjing saw her overcome South Korea's Olympic gold medallist Kim Jangmi in the final of the women's 25 metre pistol competition at the Shooting World Championships in Granada.

USA Swimming sets dates for Rio 2016 Trials in Omaha

By Duncan Mackay

Dates have been set for the US Swimming Trials for Rio 2016 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, which also staged the event for Beijing 2008 and London 2012 ©USA SwimmingThe United States Olympic Swimming Trials for RIo 2016 in Omaha will take place between June 26 and July 3, it has been announced today.

Bayley beats world number one to lift Para-table tennis World Championships title

By Gary Anderson

Will Bayley secured his first world title beating Ukrainian Maksym Nikolenko in Beijing ©ITTFGreat Britain's Will Bayley claimed he had played "the best game of my life" after overcoming Ukrainian Maksym Nikolenko to win the gold medal at the Para-table tennis World Championships in Beijing. 

Exclusive: Japan given October deadline to resolve basketball row or risk missing Tokyo 2020

By Paul Osborne

Japan's participation in the basketball event of Tokyo 2020 could eb at risk if they do not solve the issue of the two competing leagues ©Getty ImagesJapan has been given until the end of next month to resolve the issue of two competing basketball leagues or its participation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could be at risk, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann has warned. 

Exclusive: IOC to hold new crisis talks with Gambia after Olympic staff refused entry to headquarters

By Duncan Mackay

Gambia is facing IOC suspension because of Government interference ©GNOCGambia are once again facing the threat of being suspended by the international Olympic Committee (IOC) after the Government failed to keep its promise not to interfere in the running of the country's National Olympic Committee (NOC).

China tops number of foreign volunteer registrations for Rio 2016 after first week

By Nick Butler

Chinese volunteers have led the way in the international stakes in the first week of Rio 2016 volunteer signups ©Getty ImagesChina's passion for major sporting events has been underlined by the fact that, in the first week after the opening of the Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme, there have been more registrations from the country than from anywhere else outside the host nation.
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