From October 2014

Olympic links: 31 October, 2014

Team USA pumpkins

Beijing 2022 bid fights air pollution, Qatar confident of getting 2019 athletics Worlds, GB bobsledder quits in selection row, shooter wants reintroduction of mixed-gender events, ex-GB volleyballer's 'search for a proper job', and ten-pin bowling changes scoring system with eye on Olympics.

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Olympic links: 30 October, 2014

Rowers cooking

Fifa mounts new defence of 2015 World Cup synthetic turf, gymnastics boss to step down, top volleyball player quits sport with depression, Aussie MP in row over Ato Boldon 'explicit emails', join the US ski team for an Alpine singalong, GB rowers learn to cook, and the cyclist who saved Italian Jews from the Nazis.

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Olympic links: 29 October, 2014

BMX at Santiago del Estero

UK Sport launches public consultation on funding policy, table tennis player trashes ad hoardings, Boston 2024's new website, Rio's triathlon test event confirmed, Nicola Sanders retires, French place at Rio eventing in jeopardy, and GB cyclists in terrifying treble aborted landing.

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Olympic links: 27 October, 2014

World Taekwondo Grand Prix

GB hockey goalie second in Great Dutch Bake-Off, former world champion runner dies in car accident, Shiffrin wins first giant slalom, Rio missing volunteer targets, Glasgow bids for 2019 World Indoors, Afghan women's road cycling team, Skate America, Ryan Lochte's $400 tip, and husband to push wife in four-man bobsleigh.

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Olympic links: 24 October, 2014

Ted Ligety shovelling snow

IOC's Agenda 2020 latest, from cancer to Euro gold, helmet cameras in equestrian sport, Canada winter sports funding changes, Team Sky goes sailing, latest taekwondo scoring tweaks, Wada appeals Roman Kreuziger case, and guess the athlete owner of a sausage dog named Chorizo.

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Olympic links: 23 October, 2014

GB bobsleigh sleds

Kosovo provisionally recognised by IOC, 2015 Tour de France route, Lesotho tries to tempt high-altitude athletes, how to respond to a doping allegation, building South Korean ice hockey 'from scratch', Australia has 220 potential Rio medallists, and what would your Beijing 2022 slogan be?

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Olympic links: 22 October, 2014

Afterglow skiing shot

Badminton superstar fails drug test according to reports, lightsuit skiing proves illuminating, boxer attacks referee, Gebrselassie out of Great South Run, Vuelta introducing women's race, new documentary follows Missy Franklin, wrestling in Cuba, and a round-up of Pistorius links.

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Olympic links: 21 October, 2014

LED volleyball net

2018 World Cup chief exec says Sochi "got many things wrong", why men's long jump record remains unbroken, Bangalore half-marathon runners get lost, Kenyan cyclist dies in collision, showjumping helmet-cam ban, LED volleyball nets "are horrible", and Louis Smith is selling juicers.

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Olympic links: 20 October, 2014

Track Euros in Guadeloupe

Downhill ski world champ tears Achilles playing football, Gatlin out of award running, how smog affects Beijing marathon masks, wind curtails GB rowing champs, GB one-two in ice dance contest, hockey Olympian safe after Nepal disaster, and which Olympians won medals in every event they entered?

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