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Toronto 2015 welcoming applications for Young Reporters Programme

By Paul Osborne

Toronto 2015 is welcoming applications for the Toronto 2015 Young Reporters Programme ©Toronto 2015Applications are being welcomed for the Toronto 2015 Young Reporters Programme, a sport management and journalism training initiative to be held during next summer's Pan American Games.

Browne and McFadden recognised at USA Track and Field sports awards

By Paul Osborne

Richard Browne has been named USA Track and Field Para Athlete of the Year ©Getty ImagesRichard Browne and Tatyana McFadden have been named Male and Female Para-Athletes of the Year by USA Track and Field, the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.

David saves four match points to win thrilling eighth squash world title

By Nick Butler

Nicol David celebrated winning an eighth squash singles title in thrilling fashion ©Squash 2020Malaysian superstar Nicol David capped a perfect year with a thrilling victory at the Women's World Squash Championships in Cairo, saving four successive match points to beat home hope Raneem el Weleily.

Schaffelhuber reclaims top spot as giant slalom races unfold at IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup

By Paul Osborne

Anna Schaffelhuber reclaimed top spot in the women's sitting events at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Austria ©Getty ImagesThere was a reversal of fortunes on the second day of action at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup as five-time Sochi 2014 champion Anna Schaffelhuber beat Austrian sitting-class rival, Claudia Loesch.

Indian boxers facing new ban after IOA refuse to recognise AIBA-sanctioned body

By Daniel Etchells

The governance of boxing in India is divided ©Getty ImagesIndia is facing a resumption of its ban from international boxing after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rejected Boxing India's application for national federation recognition, instead backing the controversial Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF).

Pope Francis expresses "best wishes" for Rome 2024 following CONI centenary Mass

By Nick Butler

Pope Francis met Italian athletes and officials during the celebration at St. Peters Basilica ©AFP/Getty ImagesPope Francis has reiterated his support for Rome's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics following a special Mass in the Vatican, although he joked "he will not be around" to see the Games, should the bid be successful.

Jeptoo set to be stripped of World Marathon Majors title after B-sample confirms EPO use

By Daniel Etchells

Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Chicago Marathon in October after testing positive for EPO the month prior ©Getty Images
Rita Jeptoo, winner of the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM) women's series, is set to be stripped of her title and handed a two-year ban after the "B" sample of an out-of-competition drug test confirmed her use of erythropoietin (EPO).

Selection process underway to choose Rio 2016 volunteers

By Paul Osborne

A selection process to select Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers is underway ©Alex Ferro/Rio 2016The selection process to choose the 70,000 volunteers needed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is underway in Brazil, it has been announced.

French Olympic wrestler handed year ban for missing doping tests

By Paul Osborne

Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year after missing doping tests ©Getty ImagesFrance's Beijing 2008 Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for one year for missing doping tests.
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