News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:09:41 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Exclusive: Equal prize money is being gradually introduced in major events, promises World Squash President http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/349-squash/1023837-exclusive-equal-prize-money-is-being-gradually-introduced-in-major-events-promises-world-squash-president http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/349-squash/1023837-exclusive-equal-prize-money-is-being-gradually-introduced-in-major-events-promises-world-squash-president By Nick Butler

Narayana Ramachandran, pictured with squash champion Ramy Ashour during the sport's unsuccessful bid to be added to the 2020 Olympic programme, has spoken positively about a move towards equal prize money in the sport ©Getty ImagesWorld Squash Federation (WSF) President N Ramachandran has reiterated a commitment to equal prize money as squash's latest bid for Olympic inclusion takes shape.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Squash Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:47:13 +0000
Record breaking US deal signed to show almost 70 hours of skiing and snowboarding coverage http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skiing/1024053-record-breaking-us-deal-signed-to-show-almost-70-hours-of-skiing-and-snowboarding-coverage http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skiing/1024053-record-breaking-us-deal-signed-to-show-almost-70-hours-of-skiing-and-snowboarding-coverage By Daniel Etchells

The record 69 hours of coverage will showcase US Ski Team Olympic champions like Ted Ligety ©Getty Images NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network have been announced as partners of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) in a record-breaking broadcasting deal. 
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Skiing Winter Sports Sports News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:03:49 +0000
Sweden and Switzerland reach finals at European Curling Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1024068-sweden-and-switzerland-reach-finals-at-european-curling-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1024068-sweden-and-switzerland-reach-finals-at-european-curling-championships By Nick Butler

Swedish skip Niklas Edin spearheaded his team's charge into the final at the European Curling Championships ©WCF/Richard GraySweden's men and Switzerland's women have qualified for finals at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry after winning their respective playoff matches.  ]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Curling Winter Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:06:48 +0000
Sebastian Coe officially announces he will stand to become IAAF President http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1024051-sebastian-coe-officially-announces-he-will-stand-to-become-iaaf-president http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1024051-sebastian-coe-officially-announces-he-will-stand-to-become-iaaf-president By Duncan Mackay

Sebastian Coe has announced officially that he is to stand for the Presidency of the IAAF ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe today officially confirmed that he is to stand to become the next President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:23:00 +0000
IOC stages workshop to help prevent competition manipulation http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1024063-ioc-stages-workshop-to-help-prevent-competition-manipulation http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1024063-ioc-stages-workshop-to-help-prevent-competition-manipulation By Emily Goddard

The International Olympic Committee has staged a dedicated Sports Integrity Workshop for IFs ©IOCThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Interpol have held a dedicated Sports Integrity Workshop to help protect athletes and sport from competition manipulation.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Olympics News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:28:50 +0000
Former BJA chairman takes top role in mixed martial arts despite "spiritual contamination" warning from Vizer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1024045-former-bja-chairman-takes-top-role-in-mixed-martial-arts-despite-spiritual-contamination-warning-from-vizer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1024045-former-bja-chairman-takes-top-role-in-mixed-martial-arts-despite-spiritual-contamination-warning-from-vizer By Daniel Etchells

Densign White is the new chief executive of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation ©IMMAFDensign White, former chairman of the British Judo Association (BJA), has been appointed as the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation's (IMMAF) new chief executive. ]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Judo Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000
New badminton scoring system will not be introduced before Rio 2016, BWF confirms http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/badminton/1024058-new-badminton-scoring-system-will-not-be-introduced-before-rio-2016-bwf-confirms http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/badminton/1024058-new-badminton-scoring-system-will-not-be-introduced-before-rio-2016-bwf-confirms By Paul Osborne

A new scoring system in badminton will not be introduced before Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesA new scoring system will only be introduced after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Badminton Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:05:29 +0000
European Taekwondo Union suspends Belgium for "gross violation" of statutes http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/1024055-european-taekwondo-union-suspends-belgium-for-gross-violation-of-statutes http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/1024055-european-taekwondo-union-suspends-belgium-for-gross-violation-of-statutes By Daniel Etchells

The European Taekwondo Union Council met in Belek yesterday ©ETU
The Belgian National Taekwondo Union (UNBTU) has been suspended by the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) Council for gross violation of ETU and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) statutes.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Taekwondo Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:26 +0000
Olympic medallists among quartet elected to BOA Athletes' Commission http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1024057-olympic-medallists-among-quartet-elected-to-boa-athletes-commission http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1024057-olympic-medallists-among-quartet-elected-to-boa-athletes-commission By Daniel Etchells

The British Olympic Association's Athletes' Commission will serve a four-year term ©Team GBThe British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced four new additions to its Athletes' Commission following an election. 
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured EOC ANOC News News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:31:00 +0000
Tendulkar goes into bat for disgraced Indian women's boxer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1024059-tendulkar-goes-into-bat-for-disgraced-indian-women-s-boxer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1024059-tendulkar-goes-into-bat-for-disgraced-indian-women-s-boxer By Paul Osborne

Sachin Tendulkar has urged the Indian Sports Minister to support boxer Sarita Devil ©FacebookCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has met with Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi to discuss the future of Sarita Devi and urge the nation to support the boxer fighting for her future. 
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Boxing Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:55 +0000
France open Jeju Judo Grand Prix with double gold success http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1024056-france-open-jeju-judo-grand-prix-with-double-gold-success http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1024056-france-open-jeju-judo-grand-prix-with-double-gold-success By Paul Osborne

France take two gold medals on opening day of JeJu Judo Grand Prix ©IJFFrance have stormed out of the blocks at the final Judo Grand Prix of the year as they secure a pair of gold medals on the opening day of action in Jeju City.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Judo Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:21:22 +0000
Feeder squad of Tour de France winner's team provisionally suspended after third doping case http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1024060-feeder-squad-of-tour-de-france-winner-s-team-provisionally-suspended-after-third-doping-case http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1024060-feeder-squad-of-tour-de-france-winner-s-team-provisionally-suspended-after-third-doping-case By Daniel Etchells

Artur Fedosseyev has been provisionally suspended for using anabolic steroids during Augusts Tour de l'Ain ©Wikimedia Commons The continental feeder squad of WorldTour team Astana, for whom Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali rides, has been provisionally suspended in the wake of the announcement that a third rider from its ranks had failed anti-doping controls.]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:22:11 +0000
Straight sets wins for Lapthorne and Reid at Wheelchair Tennis Masters http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/wheelchair-tennis/1024065-straight-sets-wins-for-lapthorne-and-reid-at-wheelchair-tennis-masters http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/wheelchair-tennis/1024065-straight-sets-wins-for-lapthorne-and-reid-at-wheelchair-tennis-masters By Emily Goddard

Andy Lapthorne defeated Lucas Sithole 7-5, 6-1 in today's action at the Wheelchair Tennis Masters ©James JordanGreat Britain's Andy Lapthorne and Gordon Reid claimed straight sets wins on day two of the Wheelchair Tennis Masters at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Wheelchair Tennis Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:49:41 +0000
Truesdale defends title as Russia dominate at European Para-Taekwondo Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/1024061-truesdale-defends-title-as-russia-dominate-at-european-para-taekwondo-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/1024061-truesdale-defends-title-as-russia-dominate-at-european-para-taekwondo-championships By Paul Osborne

Amy Truesdale wins gold at the European Para-Taekwondo Championships in Belek ©FacebookWorld and Commonwealth champion Amy Truesdale has added a another gold to her growing list of accolades as she continued her incredible season at the European Para-Taekwondo Championships in Belek.

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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:30:36 +0000
Japan lead the way as line up unveiled for inaugural Premier 12 World Baseball Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/350-baseball/1024052-japan-lead-the-way-as-line-up-unveiled-for-inaugural-premier-12-world-baseball-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/350-baseball/1024052-japan-lead-the-way-as-line-up-unveiled-for-inaugural-premier-12-world-baseball-championships By Paul Osborne

The line up for the inaugural Premier 12 World Championships has be announced ©Getty ImagesThe line up for the first ever Premier 12 World Baseball Championships has been unveiled by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Baseball & Softball Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:52:38 +0000
Double world champions Diaz and Brose elected to World Karate Federation Athletes' Commission http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/karate/1024054-double-world-champions-diaz-and-brose-elected-to-world-karate-federation-athletes-commission http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/karate/1024054-double-world-champions-diaz-and-brose-elected-to-world-karate-federation-athletes-commission By Paul Osborne

Antonio Diaz and Douglas Brose have been elected onto the WKF Athletes' Commission ©WKFAntonio Diaz and Douglas Brose have been elected onto the World Karate Federation (WKF) Athletes' Commission.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Karate Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:55:32 +0000
Boccia Federation open event bids for Paralympic year http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/boccia/1024062-boccia-federation-open-event-bids-for-paralympic-year http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/boccia/1024062-boccia-federation-open-event-bids-for-paralympic-year By Daniel Etchells

BISFed are due to stage four events in 2016 ©BISFedCountries interested in hosting events in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are being invited to bid by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed), it has been announced. 
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Boccia News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:49:47 +0000