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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.

Contenders announced for IRPA Try of the Year

By Daniel Etchells

Francois Hougaard's try against New Zealand in South Africa's Rugby Championship win is among the contenders ©Getty ImagesThe contenders for the 2014 International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) Try of the Year have been revealed by World Rugby, with the winner to be announced before the end of the year.

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.

Ethics Committee chairmen agree to release 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding report to FIFA's compliance chief

By Daniel Etchells

Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, will evaluate the work done by FIFA's Ethics Committee ©Getty Images
Hans-Joachim Eckert and Michael Garcia, the two officials at the centre of FIFA's study into corruption allegations surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, have agreed to release a full copy of their report to the chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala.

Sports Minister convenes emergency meeting of Polish Volleyball Federation to discuss corruption scandal

By Nick Butler

Sports and Tourism Minister Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation ©TwitterPolish Sports and Tourism Minister Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) following the arrest of the body's President over corruption allegations.

World number one Elshorbagy through to PSA World Championship final

By Daniel Etchells

Mohamed Elshorbagy will meet fellow Egyptian Ramy Ashour in the PSA World Championship final ©PSAEgypt's world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy booked his place in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship final after an emphatic 3-0 victory against defending champion Nick Matthew in Doha.

Elite will prosper but Europe could suffer as IAAF announces new qualifying standards

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hote in Monte Carlo

Beijing's Birds Nest stadium will see new qualifying standards employed for its IAAF World Championships next year ©Getty ImagesA new unified qualification system for next year's World Championships in Beijing, announced at the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) Council meeting, is likely to improve the overall quality of the event, but may result in some countries struggling to field a wide range of competitors.
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