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Russian sport "impacted" by financial problems but will still meet targets, claims ROC President

By Nick Butler

Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov has admitted financial problems will affect sporting investment ©Getty ImagesRussia will continue to carry out and fulfil its sporting aims despite the financial slump that has badly affected the country, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov has promised, although he has admitted there will be "impacts".

Tokyo 2020 events should be held in Fukushima to show recovery from nuclear disaster, claims Governor

By Nick Butler

Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to be held in his region ©WikimediaFukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for events during Tokyo 2020 to be held in his region to demonstrate improvements made there since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Baku 2015 branding to feature on Azerbaijan Airlines boarding passes

By Nick Butler

Azerbaijan Airlines boarding passes will show the Baku 2015 logo ©Baku 2015Branding for Baku 2015 will feature on Azerbaijan Airlines boarding passes as effort to maximise exposure rises with less than six months to go until the inaugural European Games. 

Devi "relieved" after handed year suspension rather than life ban

By Nick Butler

Indian boxer Sarita Devi has issued a second apology to AIBA for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games ©Getty ImagesIndia's Sarita Devi has been handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) following her outburst on the medals podium at the Asian Games in Incheon.

United World Wrestling launches campaign to develop sport for women

By Paul Osborne

United World Wrestling is launching a campaign that focuses on the development of women in wrestling ©United World WrestlingUnited World Wrestling has launched a new campaign to focus on the development of women in the sport across the globe.

Indonesian Asian Games champions out on day one of BWF World Superseries Finals

By Emily Goddard

Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari were forced to withdraw from the BWF World Superseries Finals because of injury ©BWFIndonesia's Asian Games women's and men's doubles champions suffered a shock exit on day one of the Badminton World Federation Superseries Finals in Dubai.

British Paralympic legend Dame Sarah to take on world hour cycling record

By Nick Butler

Dame Sarah Storey will attempt to break the world hour cycling record next year ©Getty ImagesDame Sarah Storey, Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian, will attempt to break the women's hour world record in February, it has been announced.

European gold medallist blames failed drugs test on contaminated supplements

By Nick Butler

British 400 metres hurdler Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton each failed tests in July ©Getty ImagesBritish athletes Gareth Warburton and Rhys Williams will hear verdicts following failed doping tests in early January, it is expected, with each reportedly blaming contaminated supplements for their failures.

Russia edge China on medals table as World Mind Games close

By Nick Butler

Russia finished top of the overall medals table as the World Mind Games concluded today ©SportAccordRussia finished on top of the medals table as the SportAccord World Mind Games drew to a close in Beijing today, despite a final day medal assault from the host nation.
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