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Beijing 2022 receives strong endorsement on one year anniversary of Olympic host city being decided

By Nick Butler

Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Zhang Hong has come out in support of Beijing 2022 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has received a welcome boost on the one year anniversary of the host city being selected, after an endorsement from Olympic speed skating champion Zhang Hong.

Rio doping laboratory returned three football "false positives" - WADA

By David Owen

The laboratory in Rio returned three "false positive cases", all concerning footballers ©Getty ImagesFurther details of alleged shortcomings at the Rio de Janeiro doping control laboratory - whose accreditation was revoked last year by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a hugely embarrassing blow for Brazilian authorities - have emerged in minutes of a WADA meeting in South Africa now available on the agency's website.

IOC President Bach welcomes appointment of Cho as head of Pyeongchang 2018

By Nick Butler

Cho Yang-ho has been confirmed as the new President of Pyeongchang 2014 ©Pyeongchang 2018International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the official appointment of Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of business giants Hanjin Group, as the new President of Pyeongchang 2018. 

McDonald’s signs up as official supporter of Baku 2015 European Games

By Gary Anderson

McDonalds has been announced as an official supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Global fast food giant McDonald's has today been announced as an official supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games.

AIBA to assess use of headguards after Australian boxer forced out of Glasgow 2014 by injury

By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

AIBA has promised a review of the use of headguards following criticism at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said it will reassess its decision to scrap headguards after Australian boxer Daniel Lewis was denied the opportunity of boxing for at least a bronze medal here at Glasgow 2014, when a doctor deemed a cut was too severe for him to carry on in the competition.

Australian athletics head coach stripped of accreditation after row with Olympic champion Pearson

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Eric Hollingsworth, pictured at the training camp in Gateshead, has now been stripped of his accreditation ©Getty ImagesAthletics Australia (AA) head coach Eric Hollingsworth has had his accreditation revoked and will be sent home from Glasgow 2014 as the fall-out of his public criticism of the country's most high profile athlete, Olympic 100 metre hurdles champion Sally Pearson, continues. 

International Weightlifting Federation working hard to tackle doping problems despite teenage positive

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

The IWF believe they are making progress with regard to tackling doping problems ©Getty ImagesOfficials from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have outlined the varied work being done to tackle lingering doping problems in the sport, which they claim are proving successful despite the failed test registered by Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha here this week.

Revenge on Rudisha as Amos takes Commonwealth Games gold with stunning finish

By Gary Anderson at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Nijel Amos celebrates after overcoming Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha ©Getty Images The race that everyone who turned up here to see tonight at a wet Hampden Park did not disappoint, as Nijel Amos of Botswana gained revenge on world record holder David Rudisha to take Commonwealth Games gold in the 800 metres.

Whitlock and Fragapane secure hat-trick as England continue to dominate artistic gymnastics at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne at The Hydro in Glasgow

England won three of five gold medals available on day three of the artistic gymnastics in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesEngland's stranglehold on the artistic gymnastics was loosened today, but only just, as the nation secured three of the five gold medals on offer inside The Hydro on day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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