News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:47:59 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Brazilian officials unveil long-awaited infrastructure budget in bid to allay Rio 2016 fears http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1019505-brazilian-officials-unveil-long-awaited-infrastructure-budget-in-bid-to-allay-rio-2016-fears http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1019505-brazilian-officials-unveil-long-awaited-infrastructure-budget-in-bid-to-allay-rio-2016-fears By Nick Butler

The long-awaited infrastructure budget for Rio 2016 has been announced today ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Brazilian Government officials have unveiled an infrastructure budget totalling 24.1 billion real ($10.8 billion/£6.4 billion/€7.8 billion) for Rio 2016 as they aim to provide reassurances of their commitment in the wake of huge criticism over behind-schedule preparations.
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:24:15 +0100
Petition set up demanding resignation of International Skating Union President Cinquanta http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skating/1019493-petition-set-up-demanding-resignation-of-international-skating-union-president-cinquanta http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skating/1019493-petition-set-up-demanding-resignation-of-international-skating-union-president-cinquanta By Nick Butler

A petition has been set up seeking the removal of Ottavio Cinquanta as ISU President ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 16 - A petition has been set up calling for the resignation of International Skating Union (ISU) President Ottavio Cinquanta in light of the "severe damage he is inflicting on the sport".]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Skating Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0100
"Still a way to go" to complete stadium hosting first World Cup match, as keys handed over http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019492-still-a-way-to-go-to-complete-stadium-hosting-first-world-cup-match-as-keys-handed-over http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019492-still-a-way-to-go-to-complete-stadium-hosting-first-world-cup-match-as-keys-handed-over By Zjan Shirinian

Arena Corinthians, pictured in January, has been dogged by delays ©FIFA via Getty ImagesApril 16 - The stadium which will host the opening match of this summer's FIFA World Cup has been handed to its owners Corinthians, amid warnings there is "still a way to go" before it is ready.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:16:32 +0100
Gillot to pedal UCI forward as communications chief after shifting from boxing http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1019497-gillot-to-take-uci-forward-as-communications-chief-after-shifting-sports-boxing http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1019497-gillot-to-take-uci-forward-as-communications-chief-after-shifting-sports-boxing By Nick Butler

Sébastien Gilot is shifting communications roles from AIBA to the UCI ©FacebookApril 16 - Sébastien Gillot has been appointed head of communications at the International Cycling Union (UCI) after shifting from a similar role at the International Boxing Association (AIBA).]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:06:23 +0100
Russian "Capital of Sport" Kazan to host 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019498-russian-capital-of-sport-kazan-to-host-2016-world-junior-athletics-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019498-russian-capital-of-sport-kazan-to-host-2016-world-junior-athletics-championships By Nick Butler

The Russian city of Kazan will host the 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Russia's sports hub Kazan will host the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, it has been announced.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:38:43 +0100
Pistorius murder trial hears graphic details of Steenkamp's injuries http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1019502-pistorius-murder-trial-hears-graphic-details-of-steenkamp-s-injuries http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1019502-pistorius-murder-trial-hears-graphic-details-of-steenkamp-s-injuries By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius lowered his head as graphic details of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries were given in court ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Graphic details of the fatal injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius have been given at the athlete's murder trial.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Athletics News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:22:39 +0100
New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/winter-sports/alpine-skiing/1019500-new-slalom-para-snowboard-event-to-be-pioneered-after-successful-sochi-debut http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/winter-sports/alpine-skiing/1019500-new-slalom-para-snowboard-event-to-be-pioneered-after-successful-sochi-debut By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Alpine Skiing News Winter Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:02:02 +0100
Relocating UK Sport to share building with Arts Council and levy board http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1019496-relocating-uk-sport-to-share-building-with-arts-council-and-levy-board http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1019496-relocating-uk-sport-to-share-building-with-arts-council-and-levy-board By David Owen

UK Sport is relocating on June 2 ©UK SportApril 16 – UK Sport, the high performance agency, is to move to new premises, where it will cohabit with other public bodies including Sport England, on June 2.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:48:59 +0100
El Moutawakel refuses to rule out bid for IAAF Presidency to replace Diack http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019491-el-moutawakel-refuses-to-rule-out-bid-for-iaaf-presidency-to-replace-diack http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019491-el-moutawakel-refuses-to-rule-out-bid-for-iaaf-presidency-to-replace-diack By Nick Butler

IOC vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel was honoured by the Senegalese Government ahead of the meeting ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel has refused to rule out a bid for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency when questioned after a gala dinner in Senegal.
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:13:42 +0100
Korean Broadcasting System named official Host Broadcaster for Gwangju 2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/universiade/summer-universiade/gwangju-2015/1019501-korean-broadcasting-system-named-official-host-broadcaster-for-gwangju-2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/universiade/summer-universiade/gwangju-2015/1019501-korean-broadcasting-system-named-official-host-broadcaster-for-gwangju-2015 By Paul Osborne

KBS has been announced as the Host Broadcaster for the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju after signing an MoU with the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee ©Gwangju 2015April 15 - Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has been named the official Host Broadcaster for the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade Universiade News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:02:54 +0100
World Rowing Cups for 2015 and 2016 to fit in with Rio Olympic preparations, FISA announce http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rowing/1019489-world-rowing-cups-for-2015-and-2016-to-fit-in-with-rio-olympic-preparations-fisa-announce http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rowing/1019489-world-rowing-cups-for-2015-and-2016-to-fit-in-with-rio-olympic-preparations-fisa-announce By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's eight at the 2012 World Cup in Lucerne ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Olympic considerations have been a major factor in the World Rowing Cup schedules drawn up for 2015 and 2016, the sport's international body has announced.]]>
mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Featured Rowing Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:00:30 +0100
Ya-Ting Liu breaks 15-year-old Asian record at IPC Athletics Grand Prix http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1019504-ya-ting-liu-breaks-15-year-old-asian-record-at-ipc-athletics-grand-prix http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1019504-ya-ting-liu-breaks-15-year-old-asian-record-at-ipc-athletics-grand-prix By Paul Osborne

Ya-Ting Liu broke a 15-year-old Asian record in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Ya-Ting Liu of Chinese Taipei has smashed a 15-year-old Asian record to romp to victory in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Athletics News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:12:05 +0100
French company involved in Sochi 2014 hired to develop more Russian ski resorts http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2014/1019488-french-company-involved-in-sochi-2014-hired-to-develop-more-russian-ski-resorts http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2014/1019488-french-company-involved-in-sochi-2014-hired-to-develop-more-russian-ski-resorts By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to develop a ski resort in Eastern Russia ©De Agostini/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A French company which designed various Winter Olympic venues in Sochi is to be involved in the construction of mountain ski resorts on Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula.
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Olympics News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:33:43 +0100
Construction workers vote to continue strikes in yet another blow for Rio 2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1019479-construction-workers-vote-to-continue-strikes-in-yet-another-blow-for-rio-2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1019479-construction-workers-vote-to-continue-strikes-in-yet-another-blow-for-rio-2016 By Nick Butler

The extension of strikes will delay already behind schedule construction plans ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Problems engulfing Rio 2016 are showing no signs of easing after workers at the main Olympic Park in Barra voted to continue strikes which are delaying a construction timetable already well behind schedule.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:20:13 +0100
Tens of thousands call for IOC to ban countries with "anti-gay" laws hosting Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1019480-tens-of-thousands-call-for-ioc-to-ban-countries-with-anti-gay-laws-hosting-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1019480-tens-of-thousands-call-for-ioc-to-ban-countries-with-anti-gay-laws-hosting-games By Zjan Shirinian

Russia's anti-gay rights law sparked protests at home and abroad ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - More than 110,000 people have delivered a message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that it should not award Summer or Winter Games to countries with "anti-gay or discriminatory laws".
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Olympics News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:44:53 +0100
"It's time to seriously consider an African Olympics", says IOC Athletes' Commission member http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1019485-it-s-time-to-seriously-consider-an-african-olympics-says-ioc-athletes-commission-member http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1019485-it-s-time-to-seriously-consider-an-african-olympics-says-ioc-athletes-commission-member By Nick Butler

There is a growing school of thought that an African city such as Durban could one day host an Olympic Games ©Latin Content/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Senegal's International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission member Amadou Dia Ba has claimed the time has come for Africa to seriously consider bidding to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Olympics News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:41:03 +0100
Ugandan Parliament opens probe into "national shame" sex abuse scandal involving top female athletes http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019477-ugandan-parliament-opens-probe-into-national-shame-sex-abuse-scandal-involving-top-female-athletes http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1019477-ugandan-parliament-opens-probe-into-national-shame-sex-abuse-scandal-involving-top-female-athletes By Nick Butler

The Ugandan Parliament, pictured in 2012, will open a probe into alleged abuse of female members of the Ugandan athletics team ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A probe has been opened by the Ugandan Parliament into the alleged sex abuse of female national team runners by a male coach.
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:11:45 +0100