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The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced some of the names appearing on the Rugby World Cup - Past and Future panel that will speak at the second World Rugby Conference and Exhibition, which is due to get underway in 100 days in London.
The medals to be handed out at next month's Invictus Games have been unveiled today and each one will feature a line from the poem which gave its name to the Games, Invictus by William Ernest Henley which states "I am the master of my fate".
Syringes and needles belonging to athletes from India were found in the Athletes' Village during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games but there is "nothing sinister" about the discovery, according to Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive, Mike Hooper.
Paralympic champion Ian Silverman has smashed the men's 400 metres freestyle S10 world record, which has stood for nearly 13 years, to take gold on the first day of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in California.
German Paralympic champion Markus Rehm - who was told he could not compete at the European Athletics Championships because his prosthetic leg would give him an advantage - has been named July's Allianz Athlete of the Month, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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