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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

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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