IOC vice-president "ill-informed and wrong" when criticising Rio 2016, claims leading official

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 have insisted that much progress is now being made after a lot of unjust criticism ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates was "ill-informed and wrong" when criticising preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games earlier this year, according to a leading official within the Organising Committee.

Nigeria's 16-year-old gold medal winning weightlifter fails doping test at Glasgow 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Chika Amalaha has tested positive after winning the 53kg gold medal ©Getty ImagesNigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha has registered the first positive doping test of Glasgow 2014 and, pending the outcome of her B sample, will be stripped of the gold medal she won in the 53 kilogram competition on Friday (July 25).

Wrestlers competing at Nanjing 2014 named

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles has announced the names of the 112 wrestlers who will compete at Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesThe 112 wrestlers who will compete at next month's Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing have been named by the sport's governing body.

More than 50 million tune in to Eurosport for 2014 Tour de France

By Paul Osborne

More than 50 million people tuned in to Eurosport's coverage of this year's Tour de France ©Getty ImagesMore than 50 million people tuned in to Eurosport's coverage of this year's Tour de France, won by Vincenzo Nibali in the biggest time margin since 1997, latest viewing figures have shown.

Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley announces retirement from cycling

By Zjan Shirinian

Emma Pooley's final competitive cycling race will be in Sunday's Glasgow 2014 road event ©AFP/Getty ImagesOlympic silver medallist Emma Pooley has announced her retirement from cycling, ahead of her final race at Glasgow 2014.

Anti-doping campaign to take place at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The IWRF is running a Say No To Doping campaign at the upcoming World Championships ©IWRFThe International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is set to run an anti-doping campaign at its World Championships which get underway in Odense, Denmark on Friday (August 1).

Basketball legend Yao Ming announced as Nanjing 2014 ambassador

By Gary Anderson

Yao Ming has been announced as the latest Nanjing 2014 Ambassador ©Getty Images China's former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Yao Ming has been announced as the latest ambassador for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

Bailey-Cole and Okagbare claim sprint titles at packed Hampden Park

By Nick Butler at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Kemar Bailey-Cole sprints to victory in the men's 100m final ©Getty ImagesKemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria won the respective 100 metres finals in front of a packed crowd tonight to crown a pulsating second day of athletics action here.
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Glasgow 2014 Medal Table

Country Total
 Australia 32 27 36 95
 England 32 26 27 85
 Scotland 13 10 12 35
 Canada 13 5 14 32
 India 10 15 10 35
 New Zealand 10 9 11 30
 South Africa 9 7 8 24
 Singapore 4 1 1 6
 Wales 3 10 12 25
 Nigeria 3 5 6 14
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