News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:00:27 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Summer Youth Olympic Games: Day five of competition http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/live-blogs/1022023-summer-youth-olympic-games-day-five-of-competition http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/live-blogs/1022023-summer-youth-olympic-games-day-five-of-competition ]]> paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Nanjing 2014 Live Blogs Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics Olympics News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:10:09 +0100 IOC President pays visit to "fantastic" Sports Lab at Nanjing 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022042-ioc-president-pays-visit-to-fantastic-sports-lab-at-nanjing-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022042-ioc-president-pays-visit-to-fantastic-sports-lab-at-nanjing-2014 By Paul Osborne at the Sports Lab in Nanjing 

Thomas Bach enjoys a day visiting the demonstration sports on show at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©ITGThomas Bach made a rock star-like appearance at the Sports Lab here at Nanjing 2014 today as four demonstration sports try to make a good enough impression to help them gain a full on the Olympic programme. 
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics Olympics News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:33 +0100
Ten Sports sign television deal to broadcast Gold Coast 2018 in sub-continent http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2018/1022033-ten-sports-sign-television-deal-to-broadcast-gold-coast-2018-in-sub-continent http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2018/1022033-ten-sports-sign-television-deal-to-broadcast-gold-coast-2018-in-sub-continent By Duncan Mackay

Ten Sports have signed a dea to broadcast the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast ©CGFAnother television deal has been signed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for coverage of Gold Coast 2018, with Dubai-based Ten Sports retaining the rights for the sub-continent broadcast rights.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:28:53 +0100
Olympic Committee of Serbia President released from hospital after stomach surgery http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1022035-olympic-committee-of-serbia-president-released-from-hospital-after-stomach-surgery http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1022035-olympic-committee-of-serbia-president-released-from-hospital-after-stomach-surgery By Gary Anderson

Serbia Olympic Committee President Vlade Divac has been released from hospital following stomach surgery ©Getty ImagesOlympic Committee of Serbia President Vlade Divac has been released from hospital and is being monitored closely after undergoing emergency stomach surgery earlier this month.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured EOC ANOC News News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:20:00 +0100
Jury panel meets to decide nominees and winners for inaugural ANOC Gala Awards http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/1022027-jury-panel-meets-to-decide-nominees-and-winners-for-inaugural-anoc-gala-awards http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/1022027-jury-panel-meets-to-decide-nominees-and-winners-for-inaugural-anoc-gala-awards By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The ANOC jury met in Nanjing to decide the winners of the inaugural ANOC Awards ©ANOCA first meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committee's (ANOC) Awards Jury has taken place here to decide the winners and nominees of the inaugural ANOC Gala Awards Dinner, due to be held on November 7.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured ANOC News News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:21:45 +0100
Historic return of Olympic golf hailed as strong advert ahead of Rio 2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/golf/1022038-historic-return-of-olympic-golf-hailed-as-strong-advert-ahead-of-rio-2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/golf/1022038-historic-return-of-olympic-golf-hailed-as-strong-advert-ahead-of-rio-2016 By Nick Butler at Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing

Lee Soyoung won the first Olympic golf title in 110 years ©Getty ImagesBudding stars from South Korea and Italy took the honours here today as the first Olympic gold medals were awarded in golf for more than a century. ]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Golf Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:37:34 +0100
Malawi Boxing Association to be investigated after international suspension from AIBA http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1022036-malawi-boxing-association-to-be-investigated-after-international-suspension-from-aiba http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1022036-malawi-boxing-association-to-be-investigated-after-international-suspension-from-aiba By Gary Anderson

AIBA has suspended the Malawi Boxing Association over concerns about elections earlier this year ©Getty ImagesThe Malawi National Council of Sports is set to investigate the country's boxing federation after it was handed a suspension by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) over elections held last January.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Boxing Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:58:08 +0100
Egypt claim weightlifting and swimming titles in golden early-evening spell at Nanjing 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022040-egypt-claim-weightlifting-and-swimming-titles-in-golden-early-evening-spell-at-nanjing-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022040-egypt-claim-weightlifting-and-swimming-titles-in-golden-early-evening-spell-at-nanjing-2014 By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Sara Ahmed celebrates her dominant weightlifting victory ©Nanjing 2014In little more than an hour, weightlifter Sara Ahmed and swimmer Akram Ahmed secured a golden double for Egypt, and the first two victories for African athletes at these Summer Youth Olympic Games.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics Olympics News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:14 +0100
Manchester gearing up for inaugural European Indoor Moguls Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skiing/1022037-manchester-gearing-up-for-inaugural-european-indoor-moguls-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skiing/1022037-manchester-gearing-up-for-inaugural-european-indoor-moguls-championships By Gary Anderson

The Chill Factore in Manchester will host the first ever European Indoor Moguls Championships next month ©Chill FactoreThe Chill Factore in Manchester is set to play host to the inaugural International Ski Federation (FIS) European Indoor Moguls Championships which will feature some of the top skiers from Britain and Europe next month.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Skiing Winter Sports Sports News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:50:18 +0100
Record number of Para-dressage riders set to compete at World Equestrian Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/equestrian/1022026-record-number-of-para-dressage-riders-set-to-compete-at-world-equestrian-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/equestrian/1022026-record-number-of-para-dressage-riders-set-to-compete-at-world-equestrian-games By Gary Anderson

Sophie Christiansen is part of a strong British team set to take part in Para-dressage events at the World Equestrian Games ©Getty ImagesThe World Equestrian Games, set to get underway in Normandy, France on Saturday (August 23) will see a record number of 100 riders and horses from 33 countries taking part in Para-dressage competition.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Equestrian News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:33:35 +0100
Brazil prevented from competing in Nanjing 2014 relay after registration row http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022034-brazil-prevented-from-competing-in-nanjing-2014-relay-after-registration-row http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022034-brazil-prevented-from-competing-in-nanjing-2014-relay-after-registration-row By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Brazil were prevented from competing in the men's 4x100m medley relay after athletes were not registered to race ©Getty ImagesThe Brazilian men's 4x100 metre medley relay team was prevented from competing in the event's heats during yesterday's morning swimming session at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, Brazilian media have claimed.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics Olympics News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:22:07 +0100
Big two confirm playoff places as remain unbeaten at Women's Softball World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/350-baseball/1022030-big-two-confirm-playoff-places-as-remain-unbeaten-at-women-s-softball-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/350-baseball/1022030-big-two-confirm-playoff-places-as-remain-unbeaten-at-women-s-softball-world-championships By Gary Anderson

The United States maintained their 100 per cent start at the Women's Softball World Championships with a sixth win on the spin ©Haarlem 2014/FacebookAfter disruption and delays due to heavy rain in Haarlem, the Women's Softball World Championship got back on track with 11 matches today which saw Japan and the United States maintain unbeaten records and secure their places in the playoffs.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Baseball & Softball Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:09:55 +0100
UCI awards 2015 Track World Cycling Championships to Paris http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1022025-uci-awards-2015-track-world-cycling-championships-to-paris http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1022025-uci-awards-2015-track-world-cycling-championships-to-paris By Emily Goddard

The 2015 Track World Cycling Championships will be held at France's new velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Cycling Union (UCI) has revealed Paris as the host of next year's Track World Championships.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:33:55 +0100
Canadian shot putter to be belatedly awarded Beijing 2008 bronze medal http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022024-canadian-shot-putter-to-be-belatedly-awarded-beijing-2008-bronze-medal http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022024-canadian-shot-putter-to-be-belatedly-awarded-beijing-2008-bronze-medal By Nick Butler

Dylan Armstrong of Canada has belatedly been awarded a shot put bronze medal from Beijing 2008 ©AFP/Getty ImagesCanadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong will finally be awarded an Olympic bronze medal from Beijing 2008 following the disqualification of initial third place finisher, Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, for a failed drugs test.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:33:19 +0100
Australia launches search for future Paralympic stars http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1022031-australia-launches-search-for-future-paralympic-stars http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1022031-australia-launches-search-for-future-paralympic-stars By Emily Goddard

Australia has launched a search for future Paralympic stars through the Para-sports Draft ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) have opened applications for the Para-sports Draft which aims to get more people into disability sport.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Paralympics News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:44:26 +0100
French Olympic chief concerned over impact of large-scale nature of Nanjing 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022003-french-olympic-chief-concerned-over-impact-of-large-scale-nature-of-nanjing-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1022003-french-olympic-chief-concerned-over-impact-of-large-scale-nature-of-nanjing-2014 By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Denis Masseglia has doubts about the impact of Nanjing 2014 on the Youth Olympics ©CNOSFFrench Olympic Committee (CNOSF) President Denis Masseglia has raised concerns over the scale of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here, and whether a future host will be able to match an event that he claims is "almost at the level of the Olympic Games".]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics Olympics News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:47:05 +0100
Late bid to get Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo 2020 National Stadium plans scrapped fail http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2020/1022012-late-bid-to-get-zaha-hadid-designed-tokyo-2020-national-stadium-plans-scrapped-fail http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2020/1022012-late-bid-to-get-zaha-hadid-designed-tokyo-2020-national-stadium-plans-scrapped-fail By Duncan Mackay

A late proposal by Japanese architects to renovate the old National Stadium in Tokyo has been deemed unrealistic by the Sports Ministry ©AFP/Getty ImagesA last ditch attempt by a group of Japanese architects to get the Government to sanction a renovation of the National Stadium, rather than build a new one in time for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, appears to have failed. ]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Olympics News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:08:33 +0100