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Indian boxers facing new ban after IOA refuse to recognise AIBA-sanctioned body

By Daniel Etchells

The governance of boxing in India is divided ©Getty ImagesIndia is facing a resumption of its ban from international boxing after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rejected Boxing India's application for national federation recognition, instead backing the controversial Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF).

Pope Francis expresses "best wishes" for Rome 2024 following CONI centenary Mass

By Nick Butler

Pope Francis met Italian athletes and officials during the celebration at St. Peters Basilica ©AFP/Getty ImagesPope Francis has reiterated his support for Rome's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics following a special Mass in the Vatican, although he joked "he will not be around" to see the Games, should the bid be successful.

Jeptoo set to be stripped of World Marathon Majors title after B-sample confirms EPO use

By Daniel Etchells

Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Chicago Marathon in October after testing positive for EPO the month prior ©Getty Images
Rita Jeptoo, winner of the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM) women's series, is set to be stripped of her title and handed a two-year ban after the "B" sample of an out-of-competition drug test confirmed her use of erythropoietin (EPO).

Selection process underway to choose Rio 2016 volunteers

By Paul Osborne

A selection process to select Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers is underway ©Alex Ferro/Rio 2016The selection process to choose the 70,000 volunteers needed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is underway in Brazil, it has been announced.

French Olympic wrestler handed year ban for missing doping tests

By Paul Osborne

Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year after missing doping tests ©Getty ImagesFrance's Beijing 2008 Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for one year for missing doping tests.

Wrocław moves dates of 2017 World Games to avoid clash with World Athletics Championships

By Paul Osborne

The dates of Wroclaw World Games 2017 have been moved forward by two weeks ©Wroclaw 2017The dates of the 2017 World Games in Wrocław, Poland have been brought forward by two weeks in order to avoid a conflict with other major sporting events, it has been announced.

Favourite Nehwal beaten in women's singles last four at BWF World Superseries Finals

By Daniel Etchells

Saina Nehwal missed out on a place in the women's singles final ©Getty ImagesPre-tournament favourite Saina Nehwal suffered a surprise defeat to Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-finals of the women's singles at the Badminton World Federation Superseries Finals in Dubai today.

Egypt and Brazil added to Karate1 Premier League Series as WKF release calendar for 2015

By Paul Osborne

Egypt and Brazil have been added to the Karate1 Premier League Series for 2015 ©WKFEgypt and Brazil are set to host a Karate1 Premier League event for the first time as the World Karate Federation (WKF) disclose the calendar for the 2015 Premier League Series.

Beach rugby competition to celebrate sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil's men's and women's sevens teams will compete against those of Argentina and Italy on the Ipanema beach in Rio ©World RugbyRugby sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016 will be celebrated today as international stars compete in a special invitational beach rugby competition on the Brazilian capital's Ipanema coastline. 
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