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Italian Prime Minister set to unveil Rome 2024 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to announce a Rome 2024 Olympic bid tomorrow ©Getty ImagesA Rome bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics is expected to be confirmed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tomorrow.

Current athletics doping allegations "up there" with Ben Johnson scandal, admits Coe

By Nick Butler

Sebastian Coe believes the current doping scandal rocking athletics is as bad as the most infamous ones of the past ©Getty ImagesDoping allegations currently rocking athletics, if proven, will create as big as a scandal as the one involving Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson in 1988, International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Presidential candidate Sebastian Coe believes.

Germany claim gold in India to win 10th Hockey Champions Trophy

By Emily Goddard

Germany have won their 10th Hockey Champions Trophy ©Getty ImagesGermany secured a 2-0 victory over Pakistan in Bhubaneswar today to claim their 10th Hockey Champions Trophy.

Hamilton overtakes McIlroy to claim 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

By Mike Rowbottom

Lewis Hamilton is crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year ©BBCFormula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was a surprise winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow tonight as he finished ahead of golfer Rory McIlroy, who won British Open and US PGA titles and contributed to Europe's Ryder Cup victory.

South Africa retain home Sevens World Series title

By Emily Goddard

South Africa have defeated New Zealand to retain their home Sevens World Series title ©World Rugby Sevens SeriesSouth Africa today defeated New Zealand 26-17 in their home Sevens World Series final to retain their title in front of some 36,425 fans.

Exclusive: California bid for 2024 Games would be "perfect" for surfing's Olympic ambitions, claims ISA President

By Mike Rowbottom

Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, feels his sport's Olympic ambitions are growing more realistic ©Getty ImagesFernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, believes it would be "perfect" for his sport's ambitions of joining the Olympic programme if the United States, expected to announce this week whether it intends to bid for the 2024 Summer Games, should choose a host city in California.

Kenyan-born Turks dominate men's race at European Cross Country Championships

By Nick Butler

The Turkish winner and runner-up celebrate after crossing the finish line ©TwitterKenyan-born Turks Polat Kemboi Arikan and Ali Kaya secured a 1-2 finish at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria today, while Gemma Steel and Kate Avery of Great Britain were similarly dominant in the women's race.

South Korea reign supreme again at World Bowling Men's Championships

By Daniel Etchells at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre, Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi

Kang Hee Won celebrates his masters success with his supporters ©ITGSouth Korea's Kang Hee Won won the masters competition gold medal after a 213-198 victory against the United States' Mike Fagan here at the 2014 World Bowling Men's Championships (WBMC). 

Armless table tennis phenomenon receives award for "bravery" and "fortitude"

By Nick Butler

Egyptian table tennis player Ibrahim Hamato will receive a special award ©TwitterEgyptian Para-table tennis player Ibrahim Hamato, whose exploits became a global internet sensation earlier this year, will receive a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in recognition of his "bravery" and "fortitude".
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