News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:50:13 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Commonwealth Games: Opening day of competition http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/live-blogs/1021483-commonwealth-games-opening-day-of-competition http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/live-blogs/1021483-commonwealth-games-opening-day-of-competition ]]> duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Glasgow 2014 Live Blogs Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:56:39 +0100 Brazil to spend $600 million in bid to win 30 medals at Rio 2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1021484-brazil-to-spend-600-million-in-bid-to-win-30-medals-at-rio-2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1021484-brazil-to-spend-600-million-in-bid-to-win-30-medals-at-rio-2016 By Nick Butler

Brazil will perform much better than at previous Games on home turf in Rio, it is hoped ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil is aiming to win between 27 and 30 medals on home turf during Rio 2016, according to a leading official at the Brazilian Olympian Committee (COB), which would mark a huge increase on the 17 medals they secured at London 2012.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:33 +0100
Mo Farah withdraws from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1021486-mo-farah-withdraws-from-glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1021486-mo-farah-withdraws-from-glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Mo Farah has pulled out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesDouble Olympic and world gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness, it was announced today. 
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:37:45 +0100
UK public raises more than £2.5 million for UNICEF during Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021482-uk-public-raises-more-than-2-5-million-for-unicef-during-glasgow-2014-opening-ceremony http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021482-uk-public-raises-more-than-2-5-million-for-unicef-during-glasgow-2014-opening-ceremony By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

More than £2.5 million was raised for UNICEF during the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony ©TwitterA total of £2.5 million ($4.25 million/€3.15 million) has already been raised to help UNICEF save and change children's lives right across the Commonwealth following the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 last night. 
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:42:28 +0100
We certainly hope our FIFA ticketing deal will be extended, says Match chairman amid police probe http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1021478-we-certainly-hope-our-fifa-ticketing-deal-will-be-extended-says-match-chairman-amid-police-probe http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1021478-we-certainly-hope-our-fifa-ticketing-deal-will-be-extended-says-match-chairman-amid-police-probe By Emily Goddard

Jaime Byrom has said he hopes Match's ticketing deal with FIFA will be extended ©Getty ImagesJaime Byrom, executive chairman of Match, has said he hopes his firm's World Cup ticketing deal with FIFA will be extended despite being embroiled in an investigation into a $100 million (£59 million/€74 million) touting operation.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Football Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:51:10 +0100
Judo returns to Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014 as England once again the team to beat http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1021476-judo-returns-to-commonwealth-games-at-glasgow-2014-as-england-once-again-the-team-to-beat http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1021476-judo-returns-to-commonwealth-games-at-glasgow-2014-as-england-once-again-the-team-to-beat By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow 

Judo will make its return to the Commonwealth Games when action gets underway tomorrow ©Getty ImagesJudo will make its third appearance at the Commonwealth Games when athletes take to the tatami at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here tomorrow, as England will once again look to dominate the medal haul.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Judo Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:01:51 +0100
Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony gets Commonwealth Games off to uniquely Scottish start http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021477-glasgow-2014-opening-ceremony-gets-commonwealth-games-off-to-uniquely-scottish-start http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021477-glasgow-2014-opening-ceremony-gets-commonwealth-games-off-to-uniquely-scottish-start By Gary Anderson at Celtic Park in Glasgow

An extravaganza of music and dance helped launch the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Celtic Park tonight ©Getty ImagesAn extravaganza of music, dance and celebration got the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games off to a spectacular start here at Celtic Park tonight as the people of Glasgow and Scotland put on a party like only they can to start the 20th edition of the Games.]]>
gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:40:00 +0100
Ethics Committee investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be made public http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1021444-ethics-committee-investigation-into-2018-and-2022-world-cups-will-not-be-made-public http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1021444-ethics-committee-investigation-into-2018-and-2022-world-cups-will-not-be-made-public By Nick Butler

Lawyer Michael Garcia's report is expected to shed more light on the Qatar 2022 scandal ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn Ethics Committee investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup to Russia and Qatar respectively will not be completed for another six weeks, and when it is finished, it will not be made public.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured World Cup Football Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:26:11 +0100
UK economy boosted by more than £14 billion since London 2012, Prime Minister to tell Glasgow 2014 conference http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/1021458-uk-economy-boosted-by-more-than-14-billion-since-london-2012-prime-minister-to-tell-glasgow-2014-conference http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/1021458-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.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured London 2012 Summer Olympics Olympics News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0100
Oslo 2022 strengthened by messages of support from two major leaders http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1021466-oslo-2022-strengthened-by-messages-of-support-from-two-major-leaders http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1021466-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.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured 2022 Winter Olympics Winter Olympics Olympics News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:44:23 +0100
Caithness unopposed as she seeks re-election as President of World Curling Federation http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1021472-caithness-unopposed-as-she-seeks-re-election-as-president-of-world-curling-federation http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1021472-caithness-unopposed-as-she-seeks-re-election-as-president-of-world-curling-federation By Duncan Mackay

Kate Caithness will be unopposed for a second term as President of the World Curling Federation ©WCF Britain's Kate Caithness is set to retain her position as President of the World Curling Federation (WCF) after being named today as the only candidate for the next four-year term.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Curling Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:42 +0100
No plans for a Commonwealth Paralympic Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1021465-no-plans-for-a-commonwealth-paralympic-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1021465-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.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Paralympics News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:12 +0100
British Athletes Commission pledges to ensure services meet needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual competitors http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1021467-british-athletes-commission-pledges-to-ensure-services-meet-needs-of-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-competitors http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1021467-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.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:19 +0100
Poland’s Majka seals second stage win in Tour de France http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1021473-poland-s-majka-seals-second-stage-win-in-tour-de-france http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1021473-poland-s-majka-seals-second-stage-win-in-tour-de-france By Gary Anderson

Rafal Majka secured his second stage win today in this years Tour de France ©Getty Images Rafal Majka of Poland has won stage 17 of the Tour de France to seal his second win in this year's race after he soloed his way to the top of the ascent of Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet from 2.4 kilometres out.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:03:59 +0100
Agitos Foundation to dole out €650,000 to 28 projects through Grant Support Programme http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1021464-agitos-foundation-to-dole-out-650-000-to-28-projects-through-grant-support-programme http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1021464-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.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Paralympics News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:02:38 +0100
Scottish athletes to receive money for medals at Glasgow 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021468-scottish-athletes-to-receive-money-for-medals-at-glasgow-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021468-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".
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0100
I will go on a "self denying ordinance" through Glasgow 2014, claims Scottish First Minister http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021460-i-will-go-on-a-self-denying-ordinance-through-glasgow-2014-claims-scottish-first-minister http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021460-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.
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:24:27 +0100