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Kosovo set to compete at Rio 2016 after granted Olympic recognition

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Provisional recognition has been granted to the Kosovo Olympic Committee by the IOC ©AFP/Getty ImagesProvisional recognition has been granted to Kosovo by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), meaning athletes from the country are set to compete at Rio 2016.

Exclusive: Leading Gambian sports official slams "dictatorial" IOC interference in country

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

IOC action in The Gambia has been strongly criticised in a longstanding dispute ©Getty ImagesA leading sports official in The Gambia has accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of being "dictatorial" as the country faces the threat of suspension. 

IOC heading for clouds with new technology at Rio 2016 and beyond

By Nick Butler

Cloud-based computer systems have been hailed as the future of the Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesMarta Sanfeliu, general manager of Olympic TOP sponsor Atos, has claimed the Olympic environment is "perfect" for cloud-based technology following confirmation the system will be used on a far greater scale at Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Badminton world number one fails drugs test, it is claimed

By Nick Butler

Lee Chong Wei has been one of sport's outstanding players for the last decade ©AFP/Getty ImagesBadminton has been left reeling this morning by widespread reports that Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia's world number one ranked men's singles player and one of the biggest stars in the sport, has failed a drugs test. 

Head of FIFA World Cup Inspection Group wants matches at Qatar 2022 after midnight

By Daniel Etchells

Harold Mayne-Nicholls (right) led FIFA's technical commission which assessed the Qatar 2022 bid ©Getty ImagesThe administrator who led the FIFA Inspection Group that evaluated the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has claimed matches could be staged after midnight in Qatar to avoid the searing heat in the Gulf country. 

Croatian boxer suspended for life after punching referee

By Paul Osborne

Croatian boxer Vido Loncar has been provisionally suspended for life after punching the referee at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb ©YoutubeCroatian boxer Vido Loncar has been provisionally suspended for life after punching the referee at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

Indian boxer to miss World Championships after banned by AIBA for Incheon 2014 medal protest

By Paul Osborne

Sarita Devi has been provisonally suspended by the AIBA after refusing her medal at the Asian Games in Incheon ©Getty ImagesIndia's Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after her protest on the medal podium at the Asian Games in Incheon last month, meaning she will miss next month's World Championships. 

World Olympians Association launches #TargetEbola campaign

By Daniel Etchells

Joël Bouzou (right), WOA President, and Pernilla Wiberg (centre), two-time Olympic gold medallist, present Dr Francis Dove Edwin (left) with funding for the first #TargetEbola container of supplies ©WOAThe World Olympians Association (WOA) has launched a campaign, #TargetEbola, to help combat Ebola in Sierra Leone and other areas in West Africa.

Tennis legend welcomes world's best junior judoka to Fort Lauderdale

By Gary Anderson

The IJF Junior World Championships are set to get underway in Fort Lauderdale today ©IJFTwo-time tennis Grand Slam winner Illie Nastase was a special guest at the draw for the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships which get underway in Fort Lauderdale today.
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