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Nigerian weightlifter stripped of gold medal after positive doping test confirmed

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her gold medal ©AFP/Getty ImagesNigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her 53kg weightlifting title this afternoon after a B-sample confirmed her positive doping test, with gold being awarded instead to Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea.

Australian weightlifting ordered to pay compensation after headbutting Welsh athlete

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Francois Etoundi has been ordered to pay compensation and stripped of his accreditation ©Getty ImagesAustralian weightlifter Francois Etoundi has had his accreditation revoked and been ordered to pay £400 ($673/€500) compensation after admitting to assaulting Welsh rival Gareth Evans here in the Athletes' Village earlier this week.

Weak golf market and Russian tensions hit Adidas plans and share price

By David Owen

Adidas' share price has dropped by more than 16 per cent in two days ©AFP/Getty ImagesShares of Adidas, the sportswear group that recently agreed a record kit deal with Manchester United, one of the world's best-known football clubs, have been hit hard following a profit warning.

Solomon Islands Olympic Committee vice-president blames "petty politics" over claims he misused funds

By Zjan Shirinian

The vice-president of the National Olympic Council of Solomon Islands is facing claims he misused funds ©Getty ImagesThe vice-president of the National Olympic Council of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has accused the organisation of "petty politics" and urged it to speedily conclude its investigation into claims he misused funds.

Australia edge gold in diving thriller at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool

By Paul Osborne at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh

Matthew Mitcham and Domonic Bedggood edged gold in the men's 10m platform event today ©Getty ImagesAustralian duo Matthew Mitcham and Domonic Bedggood have secured gold in the men's synchronised 10 metre platform, after they edged England poster boy Tom Daley and diving partner James Denny in an agonisingly close final inside Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool today.

World Bowling launches new website as part of aim to unite sport worldwide

By Zjan Shirinian

World Bowling hopes its new website will help it unite the sport around the planet ©World BowlingWorld Bowling has launched a new website as it makes its first steps towards "uniting the sport worldwide".

Reigning champions and Paralympic gold medallists gearing up for Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The big guns of Australia and the United States are conducting final preparations ahead of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships ©Getty Images As the clock ticks down to the start of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, the teams are conducting final preparations before tip-off, including reigning champions the United States, who are looking for a fifth world title, and Paralympic champions Australia, seeking their first.

Final line-up for Rugby World Cup 2015 nears completion as four teams prepare for battle

By Gary Anderson

Russia will host Zimbabwe in the semi-final repechage match on Saturday for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe penultimate stage of qualifying for Rugby World Cup 2015 is due to take place on Saturday (August 2) as four teams battle it out for a place in the repechage final to determine who will fill the remaining spot in Pool A for next year's tournament.
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