USOC edging "closer to decision" as four cities in 2024 Olympic race meet for briefing

By Zjan Shirinian

Clockwise (from top left) Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles ©Getty ImagesThe four United States cities battling to be their country's candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have come together for a briefing as chiefs say they are edging "closer to a decision".

Wales in crisis at Glasgow 2014 after second athlete withdraws due to doping

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

European champion Rhys Williams has become the second Welshman to withdraw from Glasgow 2014 on a doping charge ©Getty ImagesA crisis surrounding the Welsh squad at Glasgow 2014 has deepened after Rhys Williams, one of the team's biggest hopes for an athletics medal, withdrew from the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

Peruvian capital Lima bidding to host 2017 IOC Session

By Zjan Shirinian

Lima is hoping its second consecutive bid to host an IOC Session is successful ©AFP/Getty ImagesPeru has launched a bid to host the 129th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in 2017, in what it is hoped can act as a "symbol" for the future.

FIFA warns Ghanaian Football Association over Government interference

By Gary Anderson

The football authorities in Ghana have been warned by FIFA over Government interference ©Getty Images World football governing body FIFA has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) expressing concerns over a Government investigation into the team's performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

First Grand Prix in Baku set to mark "new frontier" for Formula One

By Nick Butler

A Formula One race in Baku has now been officially confirmed ©AFP/Getty ImagesA Formula One Grand Prix in Baku in 2016 will herald a "new frontier" for the sport, Azerbaijan's Youth and Sports Minister, Azad Rahimov, has insisted today following official confirmation of the inaugural event.

Navardauskas takes stage 19 to become first Lithuanian to win in Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Ramunas Navardauskas raises his hands in celebration as he becomes the first Lithuanian to win a stage on the Tour de France ©Getty Images Ramunas Navardauskas rode his way into the history books today by winning a rainy stage 19 to become the first man from Lithuania to claim a victory in the Tour de France.

WTF submits final application for Para-taekwondo Tokyo 2020 bid

By Paul Osborne

The World Taekwondo Federation has submitted its final application for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) today submitted its final application for inclusion on the programme at Tokyo 2020 to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Elliott sets world record as Australia continue gold medal charge at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Maddison Elliott became a Commonwealth Games champion and world record holder in Glasgow tonight ©Getty Images Para-swimmer Maddison Elliott was the star on another successful night for the Australian swimming team here as she was crowned Commonwealth Games champion in the 100 metre freestyle S9 event, setting a world record.

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Glasgow 2014 Medal Table

Country Total
 England 12 11 9 32
 Australia 11 9 12 32
 Scotland 7 3 5 15
 Canada 4 1 4 9
 India 3 4 3 10
 New Zealand 2 2 4 8
 Cyprus 1 1 1 3
 Nigeria 1 0 1 2
 Singapore 1 0 0 1
 Wales 0 3 3 6
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