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London 2012 gold medallist Jade Jones makes winning start to 2015 campaign

By Daniel Etchells

London 2012 gold medallist Jade Jones has started her 2015 campaign with a gold medal at the European Clubs' Championship in Antalya, Turkey ©Getty ImagesOlympic champion Jade Jones began her 2015 campaign in style by claiming one of three gold medals for GB Taekwondo at the third European Clubs' Championship in Antalya, Turkey.

Fox and Fearnley honoured at inaugural AIS Sport Performance Awards

By Michael Pavitt

Jessica Fox was named Athlete of the Year after winning two world titles in 2014 ©TwitterCanoeist Jessica Fox and five-time New York City wheelchair marathon winner Kurt Fearnley were among the award winners at the inaugural Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Sport Performance Awards, held at Melbourne Museum.

Nevada investigates lifting ban on Olympic betting

By Liam Morgan

The gaming commission in Nevada are reportedly considering a proposal to allow bets to be placed on the Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesNevada's Gaming Control Board is reportedly considering a proposal that would allow the State's sports book to start taking bets on the Olympic Games.

New poll provides well-timed boost to backers of Paris 2024 bid

By David Owen

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is set to receive the feasibility study as the city considers a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesA new opinion poll has suggested that the French back the idea of a Paris Olympic bid, as top sports officials prepare for this week's delivery of a key feasibility study to political leaders, including Anne Hidalgo, the city's Mayor.

IOC remove post on Olympic Athletes' Hub website after Pyeongchang 2018 complaint

By Liam Morgan

The IOC have been forced to make an embarassing u-turn by deleting a derogatory post about South Korea ©IOCThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been forced to delete a post on its Olympic Athletes' Hub website after it contained derogatory comments about South Korea.

Morocco rejects $1 million fine and ban for withdrawing as Africa Cup of Nations hosts

By Daniel Etchells

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation intends to fight the sanctions imposed for withdrawing as hosts of this year's Africa Cup of Nations ©FRMFThe Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has vowed to contest the sanctions imposed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after the country withdrew as this year's hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to fears over Ebola.

Basketball giant Yao among Chinese sporting "legends" unveiled as Beijing 2022 ambassadors

By Nick Butler

Beijing 2008 flagbearer Yao Ming will play a key role in raising the profile of the bid for 2022 ©AFP/Getty ImagesChinese basketball superstar Yao Ming has been unveiled as one of six sporting ambassadors backing Beijing 2022's Olympic and Paralympic bid, alongside four winter sporting champions and a triple Paralympic gold medallist. 

World Series of Boxing chief appointed AIBA deputy executive director

By Daniel Etchells

Karim Bouzidi has been appointed the deputy executive director of AIBA ©WSBKarim Bouzidi, the World Series of Boxing (WSB) chief executive, has been appointed the deputy executive director of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Olympic champion Jade Jones becomes latest international ambassador for Baku 2015

By Liam Morgan

Britain's first-ever taekwondo gold medallist Jade Jones has become the latest athlete to be named as an international ambassador for the Baku 2015 European Games ©Getty ImagesBritish Olympic taekwondo gold medallist Jade Jones has been announced as the latest international athlete ambassador for the inaugural European Games in Baku later this year. 
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