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Defending champions Australia off to winning start at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Paul Osborne

Australia got their World Wheelchair Basketball Championships title defence off to a strong start with victory over Sweden ©Getty ImagesAustralia began their World Wheelchair Basketball Championships title defence in sparkling fashion today after a 71-62 victory over Sweden in Incheon. 

Cricket announce details of new women's competition to help raise standards

By Nick Butler

The inaugural event offers an opportunity to qualify for the 2017 World Cup, and to follow in the footsteps of 2013 winners Australia ©Getty ImagesAn inaugural edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's Championship, a new tournament acting as a qualifying competition for the Women's World Cup, will get underway in August, it has been announced. 

ITU announces three of six medal events for Rio 2016 as triathlon prepares for Paralympic debut

By Paul Osborne

The ITU has announced three of the six medal events for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio ©Getty ImagesThe International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced three of the six medal events to be contested as Rio 2016 as triathlon gets set to makes its debut on the Paralympic programme.

Olympic swimming gold medallist to be special guest at annual Asia to Europe race across Bosphorus

By Gary Anderson

Four-time Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn will be a special guest at the Bosphorus Cross Continental swimming race ©AFP/Getty ImagesDutch Olympic swimming legend Inge de Bruijn will be the special guest of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (NOCT) at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental swimming race due to take place later this month.

Universities in Iran and Greece agree collaborative effort in development of wrestling

By Paul Osborne

The University of Guilan in Iran and the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece have signed a collaborative agreement ©FILAUniversities in Iran and Greece have signed an agreement to collaborate coursework, seminars and research in the sport of wrestling, it was announced today.

China seal double gold on opening day of Suzhou Taekwondo Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

China secured two of three gold medals on offer on day one of the Suzhou Taekwondo Grand Prix ©WTFHosts China have taken an early lead at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Suzhou, picking up two of the three gold medals on offer on the opening day of competition.

FIFA official behind illegal sales of World Cup tickets, Brazilian police claim

By Paul Osborne

A FIFA official is thought to be behind the illegal sale of thousands of World Cup tickets in Brazil ©Getty ImagesAn official from football's world governing body FIFA is behind the illegal sales of thousands of tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it has been claimed. 

CAS accepts cocaine "sabotage" claim and overturns two-year ban for Olympic judo medallist

By Nick Butler

Charline Van Snick has had her two year ban lifted, although she remains stripped of her World Championship medal ©Getty ImagesA two-year doping ban handed to London 2012 judo bronze medal winner Charline Van Snick following a positive test for cocaine has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after they agreed she was probably the victim of sabotage.

Belo Horizonte Fan Fest closed after fatal overpass collapse but "no threat" to World Cup semi-final

By Gary Anderson

The Fan Fest in Belo Horizonte for today's matches at the FIFA World Cup has been closed out of respect for the two people killed by the collapse of an overpass yesterday ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA World Cup organisers have closed the Fan Fest due to take place in Belo Horizonte for today's two quarter-final matches following the death of two people when an overpass collapsed in the Brazilian city yesterday.
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