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UK economy boosted by more than £14 billion since London 2012, Prime Minister to tell Glasgow 2014 conference

By Gary Anderson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes possession of the Olympic Flag at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony ©Getty ImagesBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Oslo 2022 strengthened by messages of support from two major leaders

By Nick Butler

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions chief Gerd Kristiansen has declared her support for Oslo 2022 ©TwitterOslo 2022 has received a boost after the leaders of two of Norway's most influential organisations declared their support for the under fire 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.

No plans for a Commonwealth Paralympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

CGF President Prince Imran (right) reiterated his support for Paralympic events on the Commonwealth programme ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Prince Imran has reiterated his support for the increased number of Parasport events on the Glasgow 2014 programme, although he insisted there are no plans for a standalone Commonwealth Paralympic-style event.

British Athletes Commission pledges to ensure services meet needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual competitors

By Paul Osborne 

The BAC is set to work with Pride Sports to to ensure its services are meeting the needs of LGB athletes ©BACThe British Athletes Commission (BAC), the members' association representing the interests of high-performance athletes in the UK, has announced plans to ensure its services are meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes.

Agitos Foundation to dole out €650,000 to 28 projects through Grant Support Programme

By Gary Anderson

The Agitos Foundation has awarded funding for 2014 to 28 projects ©Agitos FoundationThe Agitos Foundation has announced a list or organisations worldwide that are set to benefit from €650,000 (£513,000/$875,000) of funding through the second year of its Grant Support Programme.

Scottish athletes to receive money for medals at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Scottish medallists are set to receive prize boost should they win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesScottish medallists at the Commonwealth Games will earn a share of a £300,000 ($511,270/€379,423) funding pool made available by Commonwealth Games Scotland as part of its "Medallist Reward Scheme".

I will go on a "self denying ordinance" through Glasgow 2014, claims Scottish First Minister

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Alex Salmond insisted he will avoid the issue of Scottish Independence during Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesFirst Minister Alex Salmond has insisted he will avoid promoting Scottish Independence for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, in a "self denying ordinance" to best aid his campaign.

Sochi to host 2015 SportAccord International Convention

By Duncan Mackay

Next year's SportAccord International Convention is set to be held on the Olympic Park in Sochi ©AFP/Getty ImagesSochi is set to host next year's SportAccord International Convention, a decision that will inevitably prove controversial with relations between Russia and much of the rest of the world at a low ebb following the missile attack last week on the Malaysia Airlines plane.
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