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Taekwondo to be added to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme as sailing and football 7-a-side miss out

By Nick Butler

Taekwondo will be one of 22 Paralympic sports featuring at Tokyo 2020 ©IPCTaekwondo will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, it was decided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board today, meaning a total of 22 sports will feature, but sailing and football 7-a-side will miss out.

Australia seal place in history books by claiming Asian Cup title

By Liam Morgan

Australia sealed their maiden Asian Cup title with a dramatic win over South Korea in the final in Sydney ©Getty ImagesAustralia sealed their first Asian Cup title today with a dramatic 2-1 win after extra time over South Korea at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

European Youth Olympic Festival chief confirms "balanced budget" for the Games

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Philipp Groborsch, chief executive of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival, claims the costs of the Games are under control ©ÖOC/GEPAPhilipp Groborsch, chief executive of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which closed here last night, claimed the Organising Committee has reached a "balanced budget", with the overall cost of the Games estimated to stand at €6.5 million (£4.9 million/$7.3 million).

Beijing 2008 athletics medallist breaks Para-cycling world record after switching sports

By Nick Butler

Kate Horan has broken the flying 200m world record ©TwitterNew Zealand's athlete turned Para-cyclist Kate Horan has broken the flying 200 metres world record during the country's National Championships in Cambridge.

Ukrainian biathletes at the double on fifth day of IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Liam Morgan

Oleksandra Kononova claimed her fourth gold medal at the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable ©Getty ImagesUkraine enjoyed double success on the fifth day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships as Oleksandra Kononova and Ihor Reptyukh both claimed gold in the long distance biathlon events in Cable.

Russian set to be stripped of London 2012 Olympic title after doping ban

By Nick Butler

London 2012 Olympic steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova will be stripped of her title after receiving a two year ban ©etty ImagesYulia Zaripova will be stripped of her 3,000 metres steeplechase Olympic title after being handed a backdated two-year suspension for doping today, while 2011 world heptathlon champion Tatyana Chernova has received a similar ban after failing for anabolic steroids. 

Two-nation European Youth Olympic Festival has worked but Olympic Games is different story, warns Hickey

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees, is not getting carried away with the success of the first-ever Olympic event to be co-hosted by two nations ©ÖOC/GEPAPatrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), has claimed he will reserve his judgment on the ease of hosting an Olympic Games in two different countries.

Closing Ceremony brings end to groundbreaking European Youth Olympic Festival

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Karl Stoss and Leo Kranz, Presidents of the Austrian and Liechtenstein Olympic Committees respectively, wave the EOC flag before handing it over to the next EYOF winter edition hosts, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo ©ÖOC/GEPAA short but sweet Closing Ceremony brought down the curtain on the 24th edition of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) after five days of memorable winter sport action here in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein.

Lawsuits to be filed against German TV station after "systematic doping" in Russian athletics accusation

By Nick Butler

Two lawsuits will be submitted against German TV station ARD next week, Valentin Balakhnichev has claimed ©Getty ImagesTwo lawsuits will be reportedly submitted next week by the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) against German television channel ARD after a documentary alleging systematic doping within the sport, the body's head has revealed.
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