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Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are among the high profile athletes to test positive recently
Despite fierce foreign competition, Sam Masters sees a British triumph at the World Conker Championships
Brian Cookson has made a brisk and busy start to his tenure in charge of cycling, with the new president of cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, opening talks with the World Anti-Doping Agency over the creation of an independent inquiry into doping within the sport
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, has appealed for overseas help to contain the ever-increasing leaks of radioactive water at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.
Thomas Bach has been fencing since he was a five-year-old growing up in Bavaria. It appears to have equipped him perfectly for the cut and thrust of sporting politics that leaves the 59-year-old as the man to beat in Tuesday’s election to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee.
Reserved Belgian bows out as president on Tuesday night and should be proud of his fight against doping and for equality at the Olympics
Istanbul and Madrid swept aside as IOC members choose the safe option
Tokyo celebrates victory after PM reassures IOC that radiation from nuclear plants is no longer a threat
Rupert Everett has joined the campaign calling for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics in response to Russia’s anti-gay laws, describing the country’s attitude to homosexuality as “very cruel”.
Pole vault champion's anti-homosexual quotes have put the country into the spotlight further that she will have thought
Russian pole vaulter back-tracks and blames the quotes on her poor English
Sportsmen, actors and politicians condemn Russian authorities for stoking up gay hatred as Stephen Fry likens Sochi Games to those held in Berlin under Nazi Germany
Berthold Beitz, who died on 30 July at the age of 99, was honoured for saving hundreds of Jews in Poland during the Second World War and became one of post-war West Germany's leading industrialists.
Minister confirms that athletes and fans who ‘flaunt’ their sexuality will be prosecuted
Deaflympics begins in Bulgaria, but suffers from lack of funding and media attention