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Australian Olympic Committee changes constitution to recognise indigenous heritage

By Nick Butler

AOC President John Coates and sprinting legend Cathy Freeman announcing the historic change this morning ©TwitterA landmark change to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Constitution has been unveiled today, with the body vowing to use sport to recognise and support indigenous populations.

"Every effort should be made" to ensure boxer Devi is pardoned, claims cricket superstar

By Paul Osborne

Sachin Tendulkar has come out in support of disgraced Indian boxer Sarita Devi ©Getty ImagesCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, India's best known sportsman, has come out in support of disgraced boxer Sarita Devi and urged Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to ensure her career is not terminated prematurely.

Panama secures first ever medal at Women's World Boxing Championships

By Paul Osborne

Semi-finallists have been decided for the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships ©AIBAAtheyna Bylon has secured Panama's first ever medal in an International Boxing Association (AIBA) competition after she progressed to the semi-final of the Women's World Championships with victory over Guluzar Kazar at at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju City.

Hisayoshi brings Qingdao Judo Grand Prix crashing to a close

By Paul Osborne

Harasawa Hisayoshi took just 15 seconds to win gold on the final day of the Qingdao Grand Prix ©IJFThe Qingdao Judo Grand Prix was brought to a crushing conclusion today as Japan's Harasawa Hisayoshi ended the day's action with a victory inside 15 seconds at the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium.

Barefoot Bahraini wins cross country title at Phuket 2014 - and then carries on running

By Nick Butler on Naiyang Beach in Phuket 

The early stages of the men's cross country race before they progressed onto the sand ©ITGCross country running made its Asian Beach Games debut here today, with Bahrain cruising to four gold medals in a sport which proved both gruelling and picturesque, as well as slightly farcical.

Brazil cruise past Germany to advance to semi-finals of IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil (left) proved far too strong for Germany (right) ©IBSABrazil were in ominous form as they beat Germany 4-0 to book their place in the semi-finals of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship in Tokyo.

Goudie and Marshall to lead Team Canada medical team for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Paul Osborne

Dr Andrew Marshall has been appointed assistant chief medical officer for Team Canada at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games ©CPCDoctors Richard Goudie and Andrew Marshall have been appointed chief medical officer and assistant chief medical officer for Team Canada at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, it has been announced.

Albanian NOC launches nine-month volunteering project

By Daniel Etchells

Volunteer Charles Turcas (right) has been chosen to contribute to the development of sport and Olympic values ©NOCAThe Albanian National Olympic Committee has launched a nine-month volunteering project in collaboration with members of the French Association of National Olympic Committees.

World's newest nation South Sudan provisionally recognised by IAAF

By Nick Butler 

The IAAF Council have accepted an application from South Sudan for provisional recognition ©Philippe Fitte/IAAFSouth Sudan has been accepted as a provisional member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in a major boost in the world's newest nation's quest to gain Olympic inclusion.
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