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Three Lance Armstrong allies banned for roles in "widespread" doping

By Zjan Shirinian

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping ©Getty ImagesApril 22 - Three men who worked with Lance Armstrong during his Tour de France cheating have been handed bans for their role in the "widespread" use of drugs in the US Postal Service (USPS) cycling team.

Dawson to remain in charge of IGF despite stepping down as R&A chief executive

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Peter Dawson will leave his position as chief executive of the R&A in September 2015 ©Getty Images Peter Dawson will remain as President of the International Golf Federation (IGF) until Rio 2016 despite the Royal & Ancient (R&A) today announcing he is stepping down as its chief executive in September next year.

Judo stars gear up for European Championships in Montpellier

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Olympic champion Lasha Shavdatuashvili will lead a strong Georgian challenge for medals in Montpellier ©Getty ImagesSome of the world's top judo stars including Olympic and world champions will descend on Montpellier this week for the European Championships.

JTA growth in Olympic market recognised by Queen's Award for Enterprise

By Duncan Mackay

JTA have been awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade after increasing its turnover to £2.5 million, mainly thanks to overseas clients in the Olympic Movement ©JTAApril 22 - British-based international relations and communications agency JTA have been awarded a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade after increasing its turnover to £2.5 million ($4.2 million/€3 million), most of it coming from overseas clients linked to the Olympic Movement. 

Indian Badminton League set to be postponed until next year to avoid fixture congestion

By Nick Butler

Hyderabad Hotshots celebrate winning the inaugural Indian Badminton League in 2013 ©Hindustan Times/Getty ImagesApril 22 - A hectic international schedule is likely to force the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) to be pushed back to early 2015 instead of being held later this year.

World number ones lead entries for Rolland Garros wheelchair tennis event

By Nick Butler

Shingo Kunieda will be seeking to continue the form he showed in winning the Australian Wheelchair Tennis Open earlier this year ©Getty ImagesApril 22 - Men's and women's world number one players Shingo Kunieda and Sabine Ellerbrock are among 14 to have received direct entries for the Roland Garros Wheelchair Tennis Event, it has been announced today.

Moscow to spend $8 billion on hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Nick Butler

A huge amount will be spent in Moscow on hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - Moscow will spend more than 291 billion rubles (£4.8 billion/$8.1 billion/€5.8 billion) on hosting matches during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it has been revealed.

French and New Zealand sailors impress on opening day of season's final World Cup event

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Jean Baptiste Bernaz is one of two French sailors to top their class after the first day of action in Hyères ©Getty Images Hosts France and New Zealand were the dominant nations on the first day of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Hyères, as they top the early leaderboard in four of the 10 Olympic classes being contested.

Paralympic and world champion Simmonds takes gold on final day in Glasgow

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Ellie Simmonds finished the week in Glasgow with gold in the 400m freestyle ©Getty Images Paralympic and world champion Ellie Simmonds demonstrated her prowess in the 400 metres freestyle once again by taking gold on the final day of the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.
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