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First ever Para-skeleton World Cup won by British ex-serviceman

By Nick Butler

Ex-serviceman Matt Richardson won the inaugural Para-skeleton World Cup event ©HelpforHeroesGreat Britain's former soldier Matt Richardson has won the first ever Para-skeleton World Cup event in Park City, hailed afterwards as a "historic official start of a Paralympic sport".

Joint Olympic bids from countries set to be allowed under Agenda 2020 proposals

By Duncan Mackay at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Thomas Bach was joined by a group of top athletes as he launched his Agenda 2020 proposals ©IOCMore flexibility in bidding, including joint bids from countries, and the opportunity for host cities to propose sports to feature in the Games, were among the main themes when International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020 here today. 

Doha wins right to stage 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Doha beat Barcelona and Eugene to be awarded the 2019 IAAF World Championships ©IAAFDoha will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships after beating rivals Barcelona and Eugene in a secret ballot vote at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council meeting in Monaco today.

FIFA lodges criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes

By Daniel Etchells 

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has acted on the advice of German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert ©Getty Images FIFA has asked Swiss prosecutors to investigate possible criminal offences committed by individuals involved in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes.

Polish volleyball head arrested over World Championship corruption allegations

By Nick Butler

Mirosław Przedpełski pictured attending the World Championships in Poland ©FIVBA recommendation that the President and vice-president of the Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) be removed from their positions has been made by the body's Executive Committee, following their involvement in a corruption scandal. 

Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission meeting cancelled

By Paul Osborne

Next week's Pyeonchang 2018 Coordination Commission has been cancelled ©Getty ImagesThe fourth Coordination Commission for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang has been cancelled, it was revealed today. 

Ostrava beats Bydgoszcz to be awarded third IAAF Continental Cup in 2018

By Mike Rowbottom

Ostrava have been awarded the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup ©IAAFOstrava, hosts of the annual Golden Spike meeting, will stage the International Association of Athletics Federation's third Continental Cup in 2018 after beating rival Bydgoszcz in today's vote of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council in Monaco.

New look and logo for rebranded World Rugby launched

By Daniel Etchells at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel

World Rugby replaces the International Rugby Board ©World RugbyThe 2014 International Rugby Board (IRB) World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx) in London has concluded with the official unveiling of the logo and look of the governing body's new name, World Rugby. 

Non IOC-recognised territories set to compete at 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Games

By Nick Butler

An amendment passed alongside the ongoing CAC Games in Veracruz means many new territories could compete in Colombia in 2018 ©Getty ImagesTerritories and dependencies not recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including Martinique, Guadeloupe and the Turks and Caicos Islands, are set to compete at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) following a landmark amendment passed at the CAC General Assembly.
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