Favourite Nehwal beaten in women's singles last four at BWF World Superseries Finals

By Daniel Etchells

Saina Nehwal missed out on a place in the women's singles final ©Getty ImagesPre-tournament favourite Saina Nehwal suffered a surprise defeat to Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-finals of the women's singles at the Badminton World Federation Superseries Finals in Dubai today.

Egypt and Brazil added to Karate1 Premier League Series as WKF release calendar for 2015

By Paul Osborne

Egypt and Brazil have been added to the Karate1 Premier League Series for 2015 ©WKFEgypt and Brazil are set to host a Karate1 Premier League event for the first time as the World Karate Federation (WKF) disclose the calendar for the 2015 Premier League Series.

Wagner, Kunieda and Kamiji top wheelchair tennis world rankings

By Nick Butler

David Wagner will end the season as quad singles world number one ©Getty ImagesUnited States' quad tennis star David Wagner will end 2014 as the world's top ranked singles and doubles player, while Japanese duo Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji lead the male and female wheelchair singles standings.  

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).

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.

Sport Accord Convention appoint Vital Communications to expand global reach

By Nick Butler

SportAccord Convention have announced VITAL Communications to assist with April's Conference ©SACVital Communications have been appointed to "expand the reach" of the SportAccord Convention (SAC) ahead of next April's World Sport and Business Summit in Sochi.

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).

Former Lebanese Olympic Committee President killed in car crash

By Daniel Etchells

Antoine Chartier, former President of the Lebanese Olympic Committee, has died in a car crash ©LOCThe former President of the Lebanese Olympic Committee (LOC) Antoine Chartier has been killed in a car crash at the age of 77. 

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.
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