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Investment firm announced as title sponsor of ITU World Traithlon Series rankings

By Liam Morgan

The ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings have been renamed as the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings ©ITUThe International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Traithlon Series rankings have been renamed as the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings, it has been announced.

World Rugby request applications for research funding

By Michael Pavitt

World Rugby are requesting initial concept documents from interested parties ©World RugbyWorld Rugby are inviting submissions for potential funded research projects, as part of their commitment to enhancing player welfare and medical practices in the sport.

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.

British Swimming announces squad for IPC Swimming World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Ellie Simmonds one of 18 swimmers named in the British squad ©Glasgow 2015Britain have announced an 18-strong team for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships which are set to be held between July 13 to 19 in Glasgow.

Canada claim two victories to maintain 100 per cent record at World Men's Curling Championship

By Liam Morgan

Canadian skip Pat Simmons led his side to two victories on the second day on home ice in Halifax ©WCFCanada maintained their 100 per cent record at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship with two victories on the second day of competition to the delight of the home crowd at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Jeremiasz and Ellerbrock clinch two titles after victories at Cajun Classic

By Michael Pavitt

Michael Jeremiasz has undergone a renaissance at the Cajun Classic after winning the men's singles and doubles ©Getty ImagesFrance's Michael Jeremiasz completed a dream run at the Cajun Classic to claim men's wheelchair singles and doubles titles in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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.
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