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Three men and three women prepare to do battle for World Marathon Majors crowns

Emily Goddard

Rita Jeptoo is the favourite for the women's World Marathon Majors crown ©Getty ImagesThree men and three women are preparing to do battle for the respective World Marathon Majors crowns and the $500,000 (£306,000/€390,000) winner-take-all prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of the series at the New York City Marathon in November.

Olympic medallists Douglas and Horton lead US National Gymnastics Day celebrations

Emily Goddard

Gabby Douglas and Jonathan Horton will lead the United States' National Gymnastics Day celebrations ©USA Gymnastics/FacebookLondon 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas and Beijing 2008 horizontal bar silver medallist Jonathan Horton have been named to lead the United States' National Gymnastics Day celebrations for the second year running.

Schoolgirl wants foot amputated so she can run faster and fulfil Rio 2016 dream

By Zjan Shirinian

Danielle Bradshaw wants to have her left leg amputated so she can compete at Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesA British schoolgirl who chose to have a leg amputated after suffering a rare congenital disorder which left her confined to a wheelchair, now wants surgeons to cut off the foot on her other leg so she can compete at the Paralympic Games.

Voigt breaks track cycling's hour record

By Zjan Shirinian

Jens Voigt broke the hour record, which has stood for nine years ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's Jens Voigt has broken track cycling's hour record.

Six teams line up for seven-a-side cerebral palsy football America Cup

By Paul Osborne

Six teams will battle for qualification to the 2015 World Championships and Parapan American Games ding the upcoming Americas Cup in Toronto ©FacebookSix nations will battle it out for a spot at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games over the next week as the football seven-a-side Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) America Cup gets underway the Canadian city. 

Slovak Olympic Committee signs up state lottery firm Tipos as exclusive partner

By Gary Anderson

Tipos chairman Ladislav Kriška shakes hands on a new sponsorship agreement with SOC President František Chmelár ©SOCThe Slovak Olympic Committee (SOC) has announced that state lottery firm Tipos has been signed up as its exclusive partner in a deal that runs until the end of 2016.

Milan's San Siro picked as host of 2016 UEFA Champions League final

By Zjan Shirinian

Milan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza will host the final of the Champions League for the fourth time in 2016 ©Getty ImagesMilan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has been chosen as the host of the 2016 UEFA Champions League final.

West Ham offer fans chance to monitor progress on new Olympic Stadium home via time-lapse cameras

By Daniel Etchells

West Ham United Football Club's new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season ©Getty ImagesWest Ham United Football Club have launched a new feature on their website allowing supporters to monitor the conversion of the Olympic Stadium, due to be their new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season.

International Rugby Board clamps down on Olympic qualification loophole

By Paul Osborne

The IRB has tightened up a loophole in its eligibility regulations to prevent players switching allegiances for the sole purpose of Rugby World Cup 2015 ©Getty ImagesPlayers hoping to switch allegiances in the wake of the 2015 Rugby World Cup will have another barrier to hurdle after the International Rugby Board (IRB) plugs a loophole in the Olympic qualification system.
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