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Head of key Rio 2016 Olympic body quits

By Duncan Mackay

Marcio Fortes profileAugust 15 - Fresh doubts have been raised over Rio de Janeiro's ability to be ready to host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics following the resignation of Marcio Fortes, head of the Olympic Public Authority (APO). 

Tearful Wimbledon champion calls time on career aged 28

By James Crook

Marion Bartoli announced her retirement because of persistent injuries following her second round defeat in the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati August 15 - France's Marion Bartoli has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 28 due to persistent injury problems, just six weeks on from her maiden Grand Slam success at Wimbledon.

London 2012 James Bond stuntman dies in skydiving accident

By Gary Anderson

August 15 - OLYMPIC STUNTMANBritish stuntman Mark Sutton, who wowed the crowds by parachuting into the Olympic Stadium dressed as James Bond during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics Games, has died following a skydiving accident in the Swiss Alps.

Bondarenko does an Isinbayeva as he wins top class world high jump final

By Mike Rowbottom at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko celebrates his victory in the high jump at the IAAF World Championships in MoscowAugust 15 - Two days after Yelena Isinbayeva had a captive audience here as she made three world record attempts after winning gold, the Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko found himself in the same position after seeing off all his rivals in an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship high jump final of the highest quality.

London 2012 cycling centre set to open next March

By James Crook at Lee Valley VeloPark on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

149764197August 15- Cyclists will be able to take advantage of "the world's best cycling venue" from March next year when the home of the Velodrome and BMX track used at London 2012 opens its doors to the public here in just over six months' time.

German hockey legend Keller hangs up stick on glittering career

By Gary Anderson

August 14 - Natascha KellerFive-time Olympian Natascha Keller of Germany has decided to call it a day by announcing her retirement from all forms of hockey following a glittering career which included a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Uemura leads resignations at All Japan Judo Federation as finally accepts responsibility for scandals

By Duncan Mackay

Haruki Uemura has stood down as President of the All Japan Judo Federation following a series of damaging abuse and financial scandalsAugust 14 - A new era is set to finally be ushered in at the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) after the official resignation today of President Haruki Uemura and 22 other leading officials following the abuse and financial crisis' which have scandalised the country which is the cradle of the sport.

Sochi 2014 releases tickets for Four Nations ice sledge hockey test event

By James Crook

The Shayba Arena will host the Four Nations tournament, an important test event for Sochi 2014August 14 - Sochi 2014 have released tickets for the Four Nations ice sledge hockey test event tournament later this month, which will see some of the world's top sides face off in the Russian city where they will be going for Paralympic gold in six months' time.

Ukrainian swimmers dominate on day three in Montreal with six gold medals

By Gary Anderson

August 14 - Danylo Chufarov set a world record on his way to victory in the mens SM12 200m individual medleyUkrainian swimmers dominated the third day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Swimming Championships as they bagged an impressive six gold medals to put them well ahead in the medal table with 36 overall.
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