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Russian Paralympic heroes from Sochi 2014 recognised in "Return to Life" Awards Ceremony

By Nick Butler

A range of leading figures in Russian Paralympic sport have been honoured in the Return to Life Awards ©Russian Paralympic CommitteeAn annual "Return to Life" Awards Ceremony has been held by the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC), with the stars of Sochi 2014 among those honoured.

Russian drug allegations have to be dealt with in "proper way" claim IOC

By Duncan Mackay at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Olympic 800 metres champion Maria Savinova is among the Russian athletes accused of taking banned drugs by German television ©Getty ImagesThere is a "determination" within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deal with the allegations of systematic doping among Russian athletes, it was claimed here today.

Criticism over Rio 2016 timetable not raised at IOC Executive Board meeting

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

IOC President Thomas Bach and Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman pose with the Rio 2016 mascot following the Executive Board meeting today ©IOC/Ian JonesThe planned schedule for events at Rio 2016 is set to remain unchanged, it has been revealed, despite criticism over the late timing for finals in some sports.

All-Ireland bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup officially launched

By Nick Butler

Leading Irish rugby players and officials gather at the Royal School Armagh for the announcement of the bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ©www.Inpho.ieAn All-Ireland bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been given the green light this morning by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

Exclusive: Key to safeguarding taekwondo's Olympic status is evolution, says President

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

Chungwon Choue (left) insists taekwondo needs to continue to evolve to maintain its standing as a Summer Olympic Games core sport ©WTFChungwon Choue, President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), claims the sport needs to continue to evolve in order to maintain its standing as one of the core Olympic disciplines. 

Canada chooses Winter Olympic gold medallist as Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

Jean-Luc Brassard has been appointed as Canada's Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 ©COCOlympic gold medallist Jean-Luc Brassard has been appointed as Chef de Mission for Canada's team at Rio 2016, it has been announced.

The Netherlands win bid to host 2017 UEFA Women's European Championships

By Paul Osborne

The Netherlands will host the 2017 Women's European Championships ©KNVBThe Netherlands will host the 2017 UEFA Women's European Championships, the first time the tournament will feature 16 teams.

Two more world records for Hosszú on day three of World Short-Course Swimming Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Katinka Hosszú celebrates her 100m individual medley success ©Getty ImagesHungary's Katinka Hosszú claimed world records in the 200 metres backstroke and 100m individual medley on day three of the World Short-Course Swimming Championships at The Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha's Aspire Zone.

Japan in total control on opening day of Tokyo Grand Slam

By Paul Osborne

Japan dominate opening day of Tokyo Grand Slam ©IJFIt was a near-perfect day for Japan at the season-ending International Judo Federation (IJF) Tokyo Grand Slam as the host nation secured four of the five gold medals on offer inside the Metropolitan Gymnasium.
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