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WADA director general claims 25 per cent of sport controlled by organised crime

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

David Howman (centre, right) was speaking at the ICSS Securing Sport 2014 conference in London ©Tomas ZornWorld Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director general David Howman has claimed here today that at least a quarter of all sport played today is controlled by organised crime.

Rio 2016 volunteer registrations pass 100,000 mark with Russia leading foreign applications

By Daniel Etchells

Henrique Gonzalez, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee's human resources director, is encouraged by the response to the volunteer programme ©Getty ImagesMore than 100,000 people from 180 countries have applied for Rio 2016's volunteer programme, designed to select 70,000 people to participate in South America's first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Phelps suspended for six months and barred from World Championships by USA Swimming after drink driving charge

By Emily Goddard

USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months ©Getty ImagesOlympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps has been hit with a six-month suspension and pulled from next year's International Aquatics Federation World Championships after his arrest for driving under the influence last week.

Murofushi aims to widen Olympic legacy of Tokyo 2020 to older generations and disaster-hit communities

By Mike Rowbottom

Koji Murofushi said he wants to recreate some of the buzz seen at Tokyo 1964 ©Facebook/AISTSKoji Murofushi, Japan's Olympic and world gold medallist in the hammer, has today thrown out some new ideas about the possible key aspects of the Tokyo 2020, for whom he was named sports director in June.

Baku 2015 European Games announce TV deal in Germany

By Gary Anderson

SPORT1 will broadcast exclusive coverage of Baku 2015 in Germany ©SPORT1Baku 2015 has announced that SPORT1 has been appointed the exclusive broadcaster of next year's European Games in Germany.

Chinese hammer thrower "shocked" after testing positive at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler

Zhang Wenxiu claims to be shocked following the positive doping test that saw her stripped of her Asian Games hammer title ©Getty ImagesChinese hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu claims to be "shocked" and determined to clear her name following the positive doping test that saw her stripped of the  gold medal she won at the Asian Games last month.

United States Olympic Museum given $10 million grant towards construction

By Zjan Shirinian

The Olympic Museum will be built in Colorado Springs, which is where the Untied States Olympic Committee is based ©Getty ImagesA $10 million (£6 million/€8 million) grant has been given towards the construction of the United States Olympic Museum, as those behind it continue efforts to raise enough money to make the "world-class" facility a reality.

Gwangju 2015 step up efforts as sporting spotlight turns to Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

Gwangju 2015 steps up its effort ahead of next year's Summer Universiade following the conclusion of the 2014 Asian Games ©Gwangju 2015The 2014 Asian Games may have drawn to a close, but the eyes of the sporting world will still be firmly fixed on South Korea as it gets prepared to host another major international sporting event in just under nine months' time, the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade.

Judo continues expansion with visit to the Great North of Canada

By Gary Anderson

The IJF has conducted a two-wek Educational Tour of the wilds of the Great North of Canada ©IJFYoungsters from across the vast expanse of the Great North of Canada had the opportunity, thanks to the International Judo Federation (IJF), to try the sport for the first time and take part in a range of activities during a two-week trip.
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