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New UAE National Olympic Committee HQ set for completion after Sheikh Mohammad donation

By Duncan Mackay

Sheikh Mohammed has donated AED35 million so the UAE National Olympic Committee has finish building its new headquarters ©UAE NOCThe United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee has been given a donation of AED35 million (£6.5 million/$9.5 million/€8.5 million) by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to complete its headquarters in Dubai, it has been announced.

Exclusive: China promises to lift ban on Facebook and Twitter if Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

By Nick Butler at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing

Free internet access has been promised throughout Beijing in 2022 ©Beijing 2022There will be unrestricted internet access throughout all of Beijing and Zhangjiakou during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if the cities are awarded the Games, Chinese officials have promised. 

IAAF appeals to CAS over "selective" punishment of six Russian dopers

By Mike Rowbottom

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova pictured after winning the London 2012 3000m Steeplechase title - which she has now forfeited folowing a doping ban that is subject to a further IAAF appeal ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe recent punishments given to six athletes by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) have been criticised as "selective" by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which has now appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Table tennis star Ovtcharov and fencer Vougiouka revealed as latest Baku 2015 ambassadors

By Liam Morgan

German table tennis star Dimitrij Ovtcharov is one of the latest names to be added to the list of international athlete ambassadors for Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has announced German table tennis star Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Greek fencer Vassiliki Vougiouka as the latest international athlete ambassadors for the inaugural European Games.

I wish I could turn back time, admits banned Olympic swimming champion Park

By Liam Morgan

South Korean Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan wishes he could turn back time after he was handed an 18-month doping ban ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan has said he wishes he could "turn back time" after being handed an 18-month doping pan for testing positive for testosterone before the Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

American Samoa Olympic Committee proposes paid secretary general position

By Emily Goddard

The American Samoa Olympic Committee is proposing to introduce a paid secretary general position ©ASNOCThe American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) could soon have a secretary general that is an appointed and paid member of staff from outside of the body, it has been revealed.

Newly crowned Kamworor joins IAAF President for Athletics World Championships online ticket launch

By Mike Rowbottom

IAAF President Lamine Diack attended the ticket launch at the Beijing National Stadium ©Beijing 2015 LOCKenya's Geoffrey Kamworor, winner of the men's title at yesterday's World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, was guest of honour at the online ticket launch in Beijing for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships the city will host this August.

Australia seal fifth Cricket World Cup title with dominant win over New Zealand

By Liam Morgan

Australia claimed their fifth Cricket World Cup title with a commanding win over New Zealand in Melbourne ©Getty ImagesAustralia clinched their fifth Cricket World Cup crown with a seven-wicket victory over fellow co-hosts New Zealand in front of a record 93,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Japan earn another shock win to edge closer to Women's Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals

By Liam Morgan

Japan claimed their second win of the tournament with a 2-0 success against Germany ©Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF ImagesSurprise package Japan took a giant step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship as they beat Germany 2-0 to claim their second successive victory at the Malmö Isstadion.
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