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Four medals won on penultimate day of Universiade action in Slovakia as venues praised

By Michael Pavitt

Winter Universiade action in Slovakia draws to a close on Sunday, following a Closing Ceremony ©FISUThe penultimate day of Winter Universiade action in the Slovakian venues of Štrbstké Pleso and Osrblie saw the Czech Republic and Germany clinch their first gold medals of the competition, while Kazakhstan and the Ukraine also tasted success.

Taekwondo to be added to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme as sailing and football seven-a-side miss out

By Nick Butler

Taekwondo will be one of 22 Paralympic sports featuring at Tokyo 2020 ©IPCTaekwondo will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, it was decided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board today, meaning a total of 22 sports will feature, but sailing and football seven-a-side will miss out.

European Youth Olympic Festival chief confirms "balanced budget" for the Games

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Philipp Groborsch, chief executive of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival, claims the costs of the Games are under control ©ÖOC/GEPAPhilipp Groborsch, chief executive of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which closed here last night, claimed the Organising Committee has reached a "balanced budget", with the overall cost of the Games estimated to stand at €6.5 million (£4.9 million/$7.3 million).

Comăneci confirms attendance after 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships awarded to Bucharest

By Liam Morgan

Bucharest was chosen as the host city for the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastic Championships at an UEG meeting in Lausanne ©UEGBucharest, Romania will host the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships with Olympic legend Nadia Comăneci set to be in attendance, the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has announced.

Australia seal place in history books by claiming Asian Cup title

By Liam Morgan

Australia sealed their maiden Asian Cup title with a dramatic win over South Korea in the final in Sydney ©Getty ImagesAustralia sealed their first Asian Cup title today with a dramatic 2-1 win after extra time over South Korea at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Williams clinches sixth Australian Open title after dispatching Sharapova

By Michael Pavitt

Serena Williams secured her sixth Australian Open title ©AFP/Getty ImagesSerena Williams closed in on Margaret Court's all time record of Grand Slam titles after claiming her 19th victory, as she beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.

Germany claim final Olympic handball qualifying tournament slot on eve of world final

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany celebrate victory over Slovenia in the seventh-place play-off match at the World Handball Championships - and an automatic place in next year's Olympic Qualification tournament ©Getty ImagesAs hosts Qatar prepare for a historic appearance against Olympic champions France in tomorrow's final of the World Handball Championships, wild cards Germany took a vital step towards reaching next year's Rio 2016 Games as they beat Slovenia 30-27 in the play-off for seventh place.

Bobridge falls agonisingly short in attempt to break cycling hour record

By Michael Pavitt

Jack Bobridge's attempt took place during the Australian National Track Championships ©Cycling AustraliaJack Bobridge came up narrowly short in his attempt to break the hour record in Melbourne today, as he finished 500 metres behind Austrian Matthias Brändle's mark of 51.850km, set last October at the Aigle velodrome in Switzerland.

Russia secure female clean sweep at European Figure Skating Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Russia were the last country to sweep the ladies podium in 2002 ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia's female figure skaters backed up their performances in the short programme by sealing a clean sweep of the European Championship podium at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm today.
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