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Favourites progress on opening day of Canoe Slalom World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

The Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships logo ©Deep Creek 2014There were very few surprises on the opening day of the Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, as the competition's big hitters safely secured progression from the qualification heats.

Glasgow 2014 volunteers donating life-size Clyde statue to children's hospital

By Zjan Shirinian

A life-size statue of Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde is being donated to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children ©Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty ImagesA life-size statue of Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde is being donated to a children's hospital.

North Korea given "Gangnam Style" welcome to Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

The North Korean Flag is raised in the Athletes' Village at Incheon 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesNorth Korea's Flag has been raised at the Athletes' Village here today on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games, with DJ Psy's iconic K-Pop song Gangnam Style played as the delegation was welcomed. 

Doha and Dubai both ready to host future Olympics, claims Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Media Village in Incheon

Qatari capital Doha, as well as Dubai, would be capable of hosting a future Olympic Games, Sheikh Ahmad has claimed ©Getty ImagesBoth Doha and Dubai are "ready" to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has claimed, although he admits a potential bid would face criticism from other parts of the world.

Rio 2016 golf course still in limbo after no compromise reached

By Emily Goddard

The Rio 2016 Olympic golf course is still in limbo after no was compromise reached at a hearing ©Getty ImagesThe future of the golf course being constructed for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games remains in limbo after the City of Rio and the course developer failed to reach a compromise on changes to the plans as proposed by a Brazilian court.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to allow women members in historic ballot

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews have voted to allow women to become members ©Getty ImagesThe Royal and Ancient Golf Club has broken with over two-and-a-half centuries of tradition by allowing women to become members for the first time.

Murray reveals he's a "Yes" man for Scottish Independence

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Murray has confirmed his allegiance to the "Yes" campaign in the Scottish independence vote ©Getty ImagesOlympic gold medallist and former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has shown his support for Scottish independence after posting a tweet condemning the negativity of the "No" campaign.

Hosts Poland and France complete semi-final line-up at Volleyball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Poland celebrates after coming through a five-set thriller with Russia in Łódź ©Getty ImagesHosts Poland created history by becoming the first side ever to win four consecutive five-set matches at the Volleyball World Championships with their victory over Olympic champions Russia to ensure progress to the semi-finals where they will be joined by France, who also came through a five-setter against Iran.

North Korean gymnast stripped of Asian Games medals for lying about age

By Nick Butler at the Media Village in Incheon

North Korea's Cha Yong Hwa, who won two medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, has been banned for falsifying her age ©Getty ImagesNorth Korea has been dealt a blow ahead of the start of the Asian Games here tomorrow with the news that gymnast Cha Yong-hwa has been banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 for falsifying her age. 
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