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IPC President set to highlight importance of Information Technology at upcoming New Delhi Conference

By Paul Osborne

President Sir Philip Craven is set to make a keynote address at the upcoming United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation conference in New Delhi ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven is set to make a keynote address at the upcoming United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Conference in New Delhi.

Paraguay and Japan to contest fifth place at IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Japan snatched a 1-0 win against Germany to set up an encounter with Paraguay ©IBSAParaguay and Japan will battle it out for fifth place at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship on Monday (November 24) after beating Colombia and Germany respectively in today's placement matches in Tokyo.

"New sports can come, but athletics is the heart of the Olympic Games," says IAAF President Diack

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

IAAF President Lamine Diack has said athletics will remain 'the heart and soul' of the Olympics ©Getty ImagesInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack departed from his official speech for the World Athlete of the Year awards here tonight to stress the unique place athletics holds as the "heart and soul" of the Olympic Movement.

Egypt's Ashour beats compatriot in PSA World Championship final

By Daniel Etchells

Ramy Ashour celebrates his PSA World Championship success ©PSAEgypt's Ramy Ashour defied his critics to claim his third Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship crown, beating compatriot and world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy in a thrilling final in Doha.

Archery on the rise thanks to The Hunger Games

By Daniel Etchells

Statistics released by USA Archery suggest an increase in archery interest since 2013, especially among women and teenagers ©LionsgateUSA Archery has released membership statistics suggesting interest in the sport has continued to increase dramatically since the film premiere last year of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", especially among women and teenagers.

Exclusive: New anti-doping code may lead to cuts in the number of tests in the Netherlands - and elsewhere

By David Owen

The Doping Autoriteit is facing the prospect of further reducing the number of tests it is able to conduct ©Getty ImagesThe Dutch national anti-doping organisation (NADO), the Doping Autoriteit, is facing the prospect of further reducing the number of tests it is able to conduct after the new World Anti-Doping Code comes into effect on January 1.

IOC member Gumel edges rival to return as President of Nigerian Olympic Committee

By Nick Butler

Habu Gumel has been re-elected President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee ©FIVBInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member Habu Gumel has returned to his role as President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee after winning a bitterly contested election with incumbent rival Sani Ndanusa.

Lavillenie and Adams voted IAAF World Athletes of the Year

By Mike Rowbottom at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo

Valerie Adams and Renaud Lavillenie pose with their IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards ©Getty ImagesRenaud Lavillenie had the perfect end to his "perfect year" here tonight as he received the Men's World Athlete of the Year award at the International Athletics Foundation Gala, with the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Women's award going to New Zealand's shot putter Valerie Adams, unbeaten now in 56 consecutive competitions.

Rio 2016 mascot launch set for next week - as Athens, Beijing and London counterparts visit

By Daniel Etchells

Athens 2004's Athená and Beijing 2008's Fu Niu Lele visited the Vista Chinesa ©Rio 2016 The launch of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be revealed on Monday (November 24) following the visit of their predecessors to Rio de Janeiro., it has been announced.
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