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Carolina Kostner, the Sochi 2014 figure skating bronze medallist, has spoken of her disappointment after being given a 16-month ban from sport having been found to have assisted her former boyfriend, Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer, cover up his doping.
More than a quarter of a century after the Seoul Olympic Games, stanozolol, the anabolic steroid that triggered Ben Johnson's positive test, was responsible for more doping cases in 2014 than any other single cause.
Germany, who won a late wild card into the Qatar 2015 World Handball Championships, earned revenge in their first match today against the team who originally eliminated them from this year's finals, Poland.
Lindsey Jacobellis claimed her fourth World Championship crown on the second day of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, while Italy's Luca Matteotti claimed his first ever title in the men's event.
Norway's Fanny Welle-Strand Horn claimed the first International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup victory of her career, taking advantage of perfect conditions in Ruhpolding to win the women's 7.5 kilometres race ahead of Belarus' Darya Domracheva.
United World Wrestling has today confirmed substantial changes to its sports presentation, including colour changes to its mats and uniforms, while the Wrestling Federation of Kosovo has been approved as a provisional member.
Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold produced a stylish return to the top of the podium on the World Cup skeleton circuit this afternoon in Königssee, securing a first ever win on the German track.
A raft of changes have been announced by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) following their Extraordinary Council meeting in Bangkok, including the departure of Jean-Marie Ayer from his position as the body's secretary general.
Deadlines "remain tight" ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has admitted following the fourth Project Review visit of the Coordination Commission.
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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Paraguay's Camilo Pérez López Moreira is a newly-elected International Olympic Committee member who has set his sights on making an impact in tennis. Michael Pavitt sat down with the influential South American.