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Pan Arab Games 2015 in doubt after Morocco pull out over financial fears

By Duncan Mackay

The future of the 2015 Pan Arab Games is in doubt after Morocco became the second country to withdraw from hosting the event ©Getty ImagesMorocco has withdrawn from hosting next year's Pan Arab Games, claiming that they could not afford to stage the event, which was due to take place in Rabat.

Construction work on Rio 2016 Olympic Park progressing well, officials claim

By Daniel Etchells

The structures of Carioca Arenas one, two and three are now visible ©EOM/Renato Sette CamaraConstruction work on the Barra Olympic Park, the heart of Rio 2016, is continuing to progress with the three Carioca Arenas showing the most development.

Serial drugs cheat Gatlin fails to make final three for IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

By Mike Rowbottom

America's serial drugs cheat Justin Gatlin has failed to make the shortlist for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin, whose nomination as one of the 10 male contenders for this year's World Athlete of the Year award has aroused strong criticism given his doping record, has not made it through to the final shortlist.

Pistorius to learn fate next week after court hears final arguments

By Daniel Etchells

Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court today ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius is due to learn the outcome of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday (October 21) after Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the final arguments from both the defence and prosecution lawyers.

Azerbaijan President and First Lady review progress of main stadium for Baku 2015

By Mike Rowbottom in Baku

 Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has visited the National Stadium in Baku ©President of Azerbaijan The committment of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva to next year's inaugural European Games here has been underlined by their visit to the Olympic Stadium, which is under construction as the impending event's centrepiece.

Tensions high as North Korea arrive at Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games

By Daniel Etchells

Pyongyang are believed to have attempted to shoot down balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets floated by civic activists ©Getty Images  North Korea's contingent has arrived at the Guwol Asiad Athletes' Village ahead of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, at a time when inter-Korean relations stand at a crossroads.

Gwangju 2015 provide FISU with detailed report on Summer Universiade preparations

By Daniel Etchells

Members of the FISU Executive Committee take a commemorative photo with members of the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee ©Gwangju 2015A Gwangju 2015 delegation has provided the International University Sports Federation (FISU) with a detailed report on the preparations for the 28th Summer Universiade.

Uzbekistan favourite beaten on day two of International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent

By Daniel Etchells

Uzbekistan's Yakhyo Imamov (far) was beaten by Greece's Roman Moustopoulos to the disappointment of the home crowd ©IJFHome favourite Yakhyo Imamov suffered a shock defeat to Greece's Roman Moustopoulos in the final of the men's under 81 kilogram category on the second day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in the Uzbekistani capital Tashkent. 

Hockey India appoint secretary general as President

By Daniel Etchells

The Indian men's hockey team celebrate their gold medal match triumph against Pakistan at the 2014 Asian Games ©Getty ImagesNarinder Batra has been elected unopposed as President of Hockey India for a four-year term at the organisation's fourth Congress. 
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