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Rio 2016 golf protesters confront Bach as IOC Executive Board meeting draws to close

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Golf protester Rio 2016Campaigners angry at construction of the golf course being built for next year's Olympics, which they claim will damage the environment, confronted International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here today. 

Blatter sets December 18 deadline for Qatar 2022 World Cup final

By Michael Pavitt

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed the 2022 World Cup will go on no later than December 18 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than December 18.

Zimbabwe appoints Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Liam Morgan

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee have appointed veteran sports administrator Titus Zvomuya as their Chef de Mission for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ©FacebookThe Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) have announced the appointment of Titus Zvomuya as their Chef de Mission for Rio 2016. 

Meyers Taylor and Garrett seal America's maiden two-woman's bobsleigh world title

By Michael Pavitt

Cherrelle Garrett and Elana Meyers Taylor saw off competition from German pairs to win the two-woman world title ©FIBTElana Meyers Taylor and brakewoman Cherrelle Garrett claimed the United States' first two-woman's title, fighting off competition from German teams at the BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) World Championships in Winterberg.

Johaug earns third gold on penultimate day of FIS Nordic Ski World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Therese Johaug earned her third gold of the World Championships with a comfortable victory in the women's 30km cross country ©AFP/Getty ImagesNorway's Therese Johaug won her third gold medal of the Nordic Sk World Championships in Falun, taking victory in the 30 kilometres mass start cross-country event.

Dame Sarah Storey falls short of women's cycling hour record in London

By Michael Pavitt at the Lee Valley Velopark in London.

Dame Sarah Storey was attempting to break the record of Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel who has held the record since 2003 ©Getty ImagesEleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey has fallen short in her attempt to break the International Cycling Union (UCI) women's hour record at here today. 

Kingsbury claims sixth straight victory to seal overall moguls World Cup title

By Liam Morgan

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury is now just one victory away from a place in the record books following yet another win in Tazawako ©Getty ImagesCanada's Mikael Kingsbury moved to within one win of sealing a place in the history books as he claimed his sixth successive moguls victory at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup at Tazawako, Japan.

Another downhill podium sweep for Austria at Garmisch-Partenkirchen

By Liam Morgan

Hannes Reichelt took victory in Germany by the narrowest of margins as he beat compatriots Romed Baumann and Matthias MayerAustria continued their recent run of domination in the men's downhill event as they claimed their second consecutive podium sweep at the Alpine Skiing World Cup at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Košir claims maiden overall title with victory at Alpine Snowboard World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Slovenia's Zan Kosir claimed the first crystal globe of his career thanks to his victory in the parallel giant slalom in Asahikawa ©Getty ImagesDouble Olympic medallist Žan Košir of Slovenia sealed his maiden career overall title by claiming victory in the parallel giant slalom event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Snowboard World Cup in Asahikawa.
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