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CAS upholds Olaso's five-year tennis ban for match fixing

By Daniel Etchells

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that Guillermo Olaso's punishment will stand ©Getty ImagesSpanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso's appeal against a five-year ban for match fixing has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), it was announced today. 

Asia should take credit for boom in beach games, claims OCA honorary life vice-president

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Wei Jizhong claims Asia can take credit for the boom in global beach and sea sports due to the success of the Asian Beach Games ©OCAAsia can take credit for the boom in global beach and sea sports due to the success of the Asian Beach Games, it was has been claimed by Wei Jizhong, honorary life vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Vanuatu set to open first national sport museum

By Emily Goddard

Vanuatu is opening its first national sport museum ©VASANOC Vanuatu is set to officially open its first national sport museum to celebrate its sporting history next month.

New Zealand Olympic Committee names new Athletes' Commission members

By Emily Goddard

Irene van Dyk has become a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission ©Getty ImagesThe New Zealand Olympic Committee has named netball legend Irene van Dyk, Olympic boxer Alexis Pritchard, hockey player Shea McAleese and former cyclist Cath Cheatley as its new Athletes' Commission members.

Sweeney to lead US ice sledge hockey team after being named captain

By Gary Anderson

Josh Sweeney has been named as the new captain of the US ice sledge hockey team ©Getty ImagesJosh Sweeney, who bagged the solitary goal to clinch an historic second consecutive Paralympic gold medal for the Unites States in the Sochi 2014 final against Russia, has been named the new captain of the American ice sledge hockey team.

Australians Belcher and Spithill lead nominations for 2014 World Sailor of the Year

By Gary Anderson

Mathew Belcher (left) and Will Ryan have been shortlisted for the 2014 ISAF Male Sailor of the Year Award ©Getty ImagesThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced the nominations for the 2014 World Sailor of the Year Awards, which sees Australian Mathew Belcher nominated for a fourth time, while James Spithill makes the cut after leading Oracle Team USA to a dramatic win in this year's America's Cup.

Leading players file lawsuit as Women’s World Cup pitch row escalates

By Gary Anderson

A lawsuit has been filed by leading players over the use of artifical turf at all six venues for the Canada 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup ©LOCSome of the game's leading female players have filed a lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a dispute over the use of artificial turf at next year's Women's World Cup in Canada.

Toronto 2015 launch search for Torchbearers as Relay route announced

By Gary Anderson

The search for Toronto 2015 Torchbearers has begun as route is revealed ©Toronto 2015Organisers of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games have launched a search for more than 3,000 Torchbearers as the route for next year's Torch Relay is revealed.

Stunning late comeback sees China through to last-eight at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Gary Anderson

France were one of four teams to claim a quarter-final spot at the Basketball World Championship for Women today ©AFP/Getty ImagesChina mounted a stunning comeback against Belarus at the Basketball World Championship for Women to secure a quarter-final place, while Canada, France and Serbia all made it through to the last-eight in Turkey.
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