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Rio 2016 brand director Lula hails success of Games mascots launch

By Mike Rowbottom

The newly unveiled mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics (left) and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesBeth Lula, brand director at Rio 2016, has hailed the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots a huge success, commenting: "We are very proud of our mascots and very happy that they were welcomed by the public and media in Brazil."

Japan handed suspension by International Basketball Federation

By Paul Osborne 

Japan has been suspended by FIBA ©Getty ImagsJapan has been suspended by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) after failing to meet set criteria by last month's deadline.

Queen Elizabeth receives inaugural International Equestrian Federation Lifetime Achievement award

By Emily Goddard

Queen Elizabeth II has become the first person to receive the FEI Lifetime Achievement award ©PAQueen Elizabeth II has received the first ever International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her dedication to the sport.

British Culture Minister writes to FIFA chief calling for publication of 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding report

By Daniel Etchells

Sajid Javid says FIFA is risking significant damage to football as a whole by not disclosing the full report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesBritain's Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid, has written a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter urging football's world governing body to publish a full account of the investigation into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Badminton World Federation signs up to IBIS in an effort to tackle corruption in sport

By Paul Osborne

The BWF has signed up to IBIS in an effort to battle corruption and match fixing in sport ©Getty ImagesThe Badminton World Federation (BWF) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) as it looks to reaffirm its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match fixing and corruption in sport.

Australia cleared of deliberately losing Basketball World Cup game

By Emily Goddard

Basketball Australia has been cleared of violating FIBA's internal regulations ©FIBAAustralia has been cleared of violating International Basketball Federation (FIBA) regulations after an investigation ruled that the nation had not deliberately lost a match at this year's World Cup.

Sunset+Vine to work alongside Channel 4 for coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Paul Osborne

Channel 4 has handed Sunset+Vine the production contract to its live coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©Channel 4Channel 4 has awarded the production contract to its live coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to Sunset+Vine.

Jeju prepares to host final Judo Grand Prix of the year

By Paul Osborne

The Jeju Judo Grand Prix is due to get underway tomorrow ©IJFCompetitors from across the globe have made the trip to South Korea's Jeju City as they prepare for the final Judo Grand Prix of the season.

Medal record corrected for Innsbruck 1964 US skating pair half-century after event

By Daniel Etchells

The confusion surrounding Vivian and Ronald Joseph's bronze medal stemmed from the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck ©Olympic MuseumMore than 50 years after competing at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, United States figure skating duo Vivian and Ronald Joseph can finally lay claim to bronze medals.
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