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Decision to move World Championship marathons from Doha to London nothing to do with heat, claims IPC

By Gary Anderson

The marathon events of next year's IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in London ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics has announced that London will stage the marathon events of next year's World Championships - but have denied it has anything to with the hot temperatures in Doha, who will host the other events. 

Scotland, birthplace of sevens, set to lose World Series leg

By Paul Osborne

Scotland are set to lose their leg of the Sevens World Series from 2016 ©Getty ImagesScotland, birthplace of rugby sevens, is set to lose its hosting rights to a leg of the World Series from 2016 to France.

Furong Lin wins sixth gold to end Asian Para Games swimming action

By Gary Anderson

Furong Lin of China ended swimming competition at the Asian Para Games with his sixth gold medal ©Incheon 2014China's Furong Lin won a sixth gold medal on the final day of swimming at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games to become the most decorated athlete of the competition.

Ticket sales for 2015 Rugby World Cup hit record level of 950,000

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England are in high demand ©Getty ImagesA total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as demand reached record levels in last month's general sale it was announced today.  

Morocco Atlas Lions latest franchise to sign up to World Series of Boxing

By Gary Anderson

The World Series of Boxing has announced the signing of the Moroccan Atlas Lions for Season V ©WSBThe Morocco Atlas Lions have been unveiled as the latest addition to Season V of the World Series of Boxing following an official signing ceremony in Casablanca.

First Paralympic coach inducted into Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

By Paul Osborne

Tim Frick has become the first ever coach to be indicted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame ©Wheelchair Basketball Canada/Bogetti-Smith PhotographyWheelchair basketball coach Tim Frick has become the first Paralympic coach to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Dubai praised by badminton world champion ahead of World Superseries Finals

By Nick Butler 

World champion Chen Long on the Dubai Creek during his visit to the Emirate ©BWFBadminton world champion Chen Long has described Dubai as a "wonderful place to compete" following a promotional visit to the Emirate ahead of the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals.

Kondo shines as Japan dominates day one of Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Ami Kondo of Japan (blue) added the junior world title to her senior crown at the IJF Junior World Championships in Florida ©IJFSenior world champion Ami Kondo confirmed her status as one of the major talents in the sport after adding the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championship title to her collection on a day that saw Japan claim three of the four gold medals on offer in Fort Lauderdale.

FIFA Inspection Committee chief says preparations for 2018 World Cup are on track

By Daniel Etchells

Christian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, addressed the media outside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ©Getty ImagesChristian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, claims preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia are "going according to plan" after world football's governing body completed their inspection of five of the tournament's venues.
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