From January 2015

Olympic links: 30 January, 2015

Nordic combined accreditation office

Canadian ski champions win Dragons' Den funding, Rio 2016 torch relay details, drought affects Rio rowing venue, ill Brits withdraw from figure skating Euros, bid to reopen Pechstein doping case, Chernova drug rumours in Russia, new documentary on 'ambiguously male' Olympic champion.

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Olympic links: 29 January, 2015

Michael Phelps in Knoxville

Qatar's imports impressive at handball Worlds, Bubka confirms run for IAAF presidency, doping in Brazilian swimming, Rio torch relay details to be revealed, Shaun White plays down X Games failure, Iran modifies stance on female volleyball fans, pro hockey team thrives against the odds in Sochi.

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Olympic links: 28 January, 2015

Sailing World Cup in Miami

Rio's most (and least) popular sports so far, 'no plan B' if 2016 sailing venue not cleaned up, Russia will fight attempts to strip banned walkers of medals, Park Tae-hwan hospital staff 'unaware testosterone banned', Yohan Blake and Tori Bowie talk 2015, future of basketball's BBL could be under threat.

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Olympic links: 27 January, 2015

Ki Bo-bae

Swimming champion Park Tae-hwan fails drugs test, Trinidad and Tobago getting new velodrome, Tokyo 2020 signs first domestic sponsor, England rugby skipper Katy Mclean talks Rio, Lance Armstrong in BBC interview, Martina Hingis could make an Olympic comeback, Korean archer goes poptastic.

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Olympic links: 26 January, 2015

Britain's team at the European Youth Olympic Festival - see below.

Elise Christie wins Euro titles, 14-year-old sets X Games record, Daley abandons 'demon dive', ice hockey launches new World Cup, top Russian athletics coach resigns, European Youth Olympic Festival begins, performance director takes pressure off Ennis-Hill, how pro golfers will adjust to Olympic anti-doping.

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Olympic links: 23 January, 2015

Greg Bretz

Athletics Australia backs Tallent in racewalking medal row, Elise Christie still haunted daily by Sochi, Maddie Bowman shines at X Games as Shaun White misses out for first time since 2001, Rio architect says golf course will be absolutely fine, snooker bids for Tokyo 2020 inclusion, and what is it about Hope Solo?

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Olympic links: 22 January, 2015

Fiji rugby players

Summerhayes wins world silver, IAAF says Russian racewalkers are 'major concern' as Aussie rival says Russia is 'laughing at the world', players drop women's World Cup artificial turf complaint, Olympic champion carries injured deer home, BT Sport close to Baku 2015 deal, trouble in Scottish curling.

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Olympic links: 21 January, 2015

Biathlon from Casey Smith's blog

Five Russian racewalkers are banned, Radcliffe says she's 'not competitive', Berlin proposes 2024 referendum, sports drink manufacturer unhappy with Welsh athletes' ruling, leading golf sponsor on sport's Olympic future, GB skier hopes to reach Worlds two months after breaking back.

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Olympic links: 20 January, 2015

Kids with hockey tactics board in Zimbabwe

Vonn wins again to set new record, Wada promises doping report by end of 2015, Boston looks to other cities for 2024 bid, Bolt judges world's babies, Katie Taylor in new RTE documentary, swimmer in hospital with brain blood clot, Rudman and Bromley have second child.

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Olympic links: 19 January, 2015

Lindsey Vonn

Vonn equals record, freestyle ski Worlds latest, Kostner reacts to 16-month ban, Tom Daley meets Brazil synchro team, Human Rights Watch on 2022 bids, Rio brings in cruise ship for Games, US Army boxers prep for Rio, Welsh athletes given doping decision, GB weightlifting legend dies.

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