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More than two million meals were prepared for athletes, officials, media, volunteers and spectators during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games making them the biggest catering event in Scotland's history, it has been revealed.
The host city for next year's Summer Universiade, Gwangju, is set to welcome leading officials from the International University Sport Federation (FISU) and delegations from future Universiade hosts during a three-day gathering.
A proposal to offer the world's top riders a share in a €1 million (£794,000/$1.3 million) prize-fund to compete in all three Grand Tour cycling events in 2015 is not "a joke or a publicity stunt" according to one of the men behind the idea, chief executive of the Tinkoff-Saxo team Stefano Feltrin.
World champion rower Kim Crow has backed proposals for harsher punishments for Australian drug cheats who, she claims, are stealing the "innocence of sport" in a written submission to a Senate hearing due to take place in Canberra on Friday (October 17).
Simone Biles claimed two more gold medals on the final day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning to surpass Shannon Miller as the most successful female gymnast from the United States in terms of world titles.
Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan men's clean-sweep at the Chicago Marathon today to claim his first major win, while last year's winner, countrywoman Rita Jeptoo, retained her women's title around the streets of the Windy City.
Kazakhstan's former world champion Maxim Rakov was the most popular winner on the final day of the judo Grand Prix in Astana, taking gold in the men's under 100 kilogram event, while Komronshoh Ustopiriyon created history by winning a first ever title for Tajikistan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Sochi to hand over the winning trophy to Lewis Hamilton after the Briton dominated from start to finish to claim victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix around the city's Olympic Park.
Fiji survived a second-half Samoan fight-back to secure victory in round one of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Gold Coast and take the early initiative in the race for Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification.
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.