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World Flying Disc Federation adds two new national members

By Daniel Etchells

The World Flying Disc Federation now has 62 members ©WFDFThe World Flying Disc Federation's (WFDF) Congress has approved the United Arabian Ultimate (UAU) and the Féderation Congolaise de Disque Volant (FCDV) as national members.

Exclusive: IOC to contact Tarpischev after Williams condemns his comments as "sexist" and "racist"

By Duncan Mackay

Serena Williams has claimed Shamil Tarpischev is "sexist" and "racist" following comments she made about him ©Getty ImagesShamil Tarpischev is to be asked by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for his position after Serena Williams today accused him of being "sexist" and "racist" following remarks he made about her and sister Venus.

European Games could fill vital need as Olympics go to other continents, says Baku 2015 sports director

By Mike Rowbottom in Baku

Preparations for Baku 2015 are continuing well with the successful mountain bike test event ©Baku 2015The European Games, the inaugural hosting of which is due to take place here between June 12 and 28 next year, could find future hosts from cities which have been unsuccessful in bidding for the Olympics, according to Pierce O'Callaghan, the Baku 2015 director of sport.

FIFA satisfied with 2018 World Cup venue visit so far, says Inspection Committee chief

By Daniel Etchells

Christian Unger, the head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, said world football's governing body is satisfied with what it's seen thus far ©Getty ImagesChristian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, claimed they are satisfied with the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi after completing the third leg of the week-long visit to Russia to view the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Indian Government to investigate claims athletes at Para Asian Games under scrutiny from officials

By Gary Anderson

The personal belongongs of Indian athletes at the Asian Para Games are reportedly being searched at their accommodation in Incheon ©Getty ImagesAn investigation has been launched into claims that Indian team officials are conducting searches of personal belongings of athletes competing at the Asian Para Games in Incheon and asking for blood samples for HIV testing. 

Platini to take part in European Union Sports Ministers meeting

By David Owen

UEFA President Michel Platini is to travel to Rome to attend a meeting of European Union Sports Ministers ©Getty ImagesUEFA President Michel Platini will go to Rome this week to discuss the body's Financial Fair Play (FFP) initiative with European Union (EU) Sports Ministers.

Japan ends 2014 as top nation in female wrestling

By Gary Anderson

Triple Olympic champion Kaori Icho is one of four Japanese wrestlers to top the female world rankings list ©United World WrestlingFour female Japanese wrestlers top to their respective categories in the 2014 United World Wrestling rankings after impressive performances at this year's World Championships and Asian Games.

Honour to be the theme of World Judo Day 2014

By Gary Anderson

Honour is the theme of World Judo Day 2014 ©IJFThe International Judo Federation (IJF) has revealed that honour will the theme of this year's World Judo Day celebrated annually on October 28.

Antalya to stage the wheelchair tennis 2015 BNP Paribas World Team Cup

By Gary Anderson

Stephane Houdet will be out to defend Frances men's World Group crown in Antalya at next year's World Team Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that Antalya, Turkey, will host next year's BNP Paribas World Team Cup.
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