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Zoe Smith won silver in the 63kg final at the Commonwealth Games ( Getty )

Exclusive interview: Smith explains the costs of UK Sport's drastic funding cuts two years ago which have left her and other top British athletes struggling to reach the Tokyo Games in 2020

Read more: Zoe Smith interview: The Olympian forced to crowdfund her way back to the top of the sport

The International Ski Federation has announced it achieved a score of 150 ©Getty Images

Let's be clear: this week's report on governance in Winter Olympic sports indicates some modest improvement over the past year in overall standards in the seven Winter Olympic sports federations.

Read more: David Owen: Governance of many international sports federations is not up to scratch - here's what...

ANOC state they have sent qualification guidelines to NOCs for the World Beach Games ©ANOC

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) said the guidelines for their event, to be held in 2019, were released in partnership with the 15 international federations involved.

Read more: Qualification guidelines for inaugural ANOC World Beach Games sent to NOCs

This photo taken on July 18, 2018 shows an electronic thermometer showing the temperature exceeding 40 degrees Centigrade (104 F) during a media tour at the construction site for the new National Stadium, venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

TOKYO: A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country´s notoriously sweltering summer.

Read more: Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

The US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun

60-year-old had faced calls to quit after gymnastics abuse case
Blackmun has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer

Read more: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun resigns for health reasons in wake of Nassar scandal

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