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Paralympic gold medallists named on 48-strong British team for IPC Athletics World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Jonnie Peacock London 2012 celebrationJune 18 - Jonnie Peacock, Hannah Cockroft and Richard Whitehead are among the Paralympic champions named on the 48-strong British team heading to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships next month.

Youngster Fernandez is heir to the throne, says wheelchair tennis legend Houdet

By James Crook

Stephane HoudetJune 18 - Recently-crowned Roland Garros wheelchair tennis singles and doubles champion Stephane Houdet (pictured left) has heaped praise upon 19-year-old Argentine Gustavo Fernandez, and tipped the up-and-coming youngster to take his place at the head of the game.

Independent report finds 95 per cent of Dutch cyclists used banned drugs

By Duncan Mackay

Steven de Jongh in orange kitJune 17 - Doping was rampant among professional cyclists in the Netherlands during the late 1990s and early 2000s, a report published today by the Dutch Anti-Doping Commission discovered.

World Taekwondo sign MoU with Inas as Paralympic drive continues

By Duncan Mackay

Taekwondo signs MoU with Inas June 2013June 17 - World Taekwondo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Inas, the International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability, which could one day see them taking part in the sport at the Paralympics.

Olympic failure forced Russian judoka to take her own life, says coach

By James Crook

Elena IvaschenkoJune 17 - The coach of Russian judoka Elena Ivashchenko, who was found dead on Saturday (June 15), has claimed that she took her own life because of her failure to win a medal at last Olympic Games in London.

Olympic team manager Peart to lead English swimmers at Glasgow 2014

By Emily Goddard

Dawn Peart Team GB managerJune 17 - Dawn Peart, manager of Britain's swimmers at the last two Olympics, has been named as the team leader for the English swimming squad heading to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Exclusive: Singapore Sports Hub will provide us with facilities to host Commonwealth Games, says Ng Ser Miang

By Duncan Mackay at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne

Singapore Sports HubJune 17 - Singapore's $1.3 billion (£812 million/€1 billion) Sports Hub currently under construction in the Southeast Asian island city-state will provide it with the capacity to bid for a host the Commonwealth Games in the near future, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Ng Ser Miang has claimed.

Cookson "disturbed" by allegations against McQuaid in secret dossier

By Duncan Mackay

Brian Cookson head and shouldersJune 17 - Brian Cookson, President of British Cycling, has admitted that he is "disturbed" by the contents of a confidential dossier concerning Pat McQuaid's involvement in the Lance Armstrong scandal. 

Doping swimmer Glæsner stripped of world title

By Emily Goddard

Mads Glaesner Istanbul 2012June 17 - Danish swimmer Mads Glæsner has been stripped of his 2012 1,500 metres freestyle world title and handed a three-month ban for doping at last year's World Swimming Championships in Istanbul.
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