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France enjoy golden first day of European Judo Championships

By Paul Osborne

France have won two gold medals on day one of the European Judo Championships to move top of the overall medal table ©EJU/Carlos FerreiraApril 24 - Hosts France ended day one of the European Judo Championships in Montepllier at the top of the medal table following victory's for Automne Pavia and Loïc Korval.

Exclusive: Sparkes appeals for funds to sustain British water polo’s winning streak

By David Owen

British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes has appealed for private individuals to support Britain's women's water polo team ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - David Sparkes, British Swimming's chief executive, has appealed to private individuals to put their hands in their pockets to ensure that Great Britain's in-form women's water polo team can prepare as well as possible for a make-or-break European Championships in Budapest.

Marathon legend Ramaala confirms plans to run for Athletics South Africa Presidency

By Nick Butler

Hendrick Ramaala competing in the 2009 London Marathon ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Veteran marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala will run for the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Presidency next month in a bid to replace former rival James Evans, he has revealed.

Exclusive: Wu looks set to run for final term as AIBA President

By Emily Goddard

C K Wu has revealed he is considering to run for a final four-year term as President of AIBA ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 24 - C K Wu looks set to run for a final four-year term as President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), insidethegames can exclusively reveal.

Russian Sports Minister criticises "premature" Sochi bid for 2017 World Skating Championships

By Nick Butler

The Championships would be held in the Iceberg Skating Palace in which figure skating at Sochi 2014 was held ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Sochi's bid for the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships has been cast in doubt after it was criticised by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko for being submitted without Government approval. 

Eight teams gear up for Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan

By Emily Goddard

Eight teams are preparing to do battle for the one 2016 Champions Trophy spot up for grabs at the Men's Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Eight teams are currently preparing for the Men's Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Malaysian city Kuantan this week where they will do battle to claim the one 2016 Champions Trophy qualification spot up for grabs.

Prokhorov to stand down as head of Russian Biathlon Union after "failing" at Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

Mikhail Prokhorov is standing down from his post as head of the Russian Biathlon Union ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov is standing down from his post as head of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) after the squad failed to hit medals target he set for them at Sochi 2014.

FEI disqualifies Paget from Burghley Horse Trials in doping case

By Emily Goddard

Jonathan Paget has been disqualified from last year's Burghley Horse Trials in his horse's doping case ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has disqualified Jonathan Paget from the standings of last September's Burghley International Horse Trials after his horse Clifton Promise tested positive for a banned substance.

Moscow the stage as Russia and Cuba square-up in first World Series of Boxing semi-final

By Gary Anderson

April 23 - Artem Chebotarev and Cuban Arlen Lopez are set to do battle in the Moscow Arena ©WSBThe Moscow Arena will be the setting for the first semi-final of this season's Word Series of Boxing (WSB) tomorrow as the Russian Boxing Team take on the Cuba Domadores, who have impressed in their debut campaign in the competition.
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