News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:00:26 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Exclusive: Kosovo to be accepted as FINA member before Baku 2015 - but want process sped up http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/aquatics/1024507-exclusive-kosovo-to-be-accepted-as-fina-member-before-baku-2015-but-want-process-sped-up http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/aquatics/1024507-exclusive-kosovo-to-be-accepted-as-fina-member-before-baku-2015-but-want-process-sped-up By Nick Butler

Kosovo is seeking FINA membership following their IOC acceptance ©FINAKosovo Olympic Committee (KOC) President Besim Hasani has called on the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to speed up its process to accept Kosovan membership, questioning why this has not already occurred.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Aquatics Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:03:58 +0000
Rio Mayor promises "completely open" audits of all Olympic-associated projects http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1024500-rio-mayor-promises-completely-open-audits-of-all-olympic-associated-projects http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1024500-rio-mayor-promises-completely-open-audits-of-all-olympic-associated-projects By Nick Butler

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has provided an upbeat Christmas message about preparations ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes has claimed Olympic and Paralympic preparations are back on schedule, and insisted Organisers are "completely open" to full financial audits of all projects connected to the Games.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:43:34 +0000
IOC backs new Heritage Committee for "Plugstreet" ahead of Christmas truce centenary http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1024494-ioc-back-new-heritage-committee-for-plugstreet-ahead-of-christmas-truce-centenary http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1024494-ioc-back-new-heritage-committee-for-plugstreet-ahead-of-christmas-truce-centenary By Mike Rowbottom

British and German soldiers fraternise on the Western Front during one of the unofficial Christmas Day 'truces' in 1914 ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee is among backers for a Heritage Committee set up ahead of this year's centenary of the 1914 Christmas Truce by the Belgian municipality which includes Ploegsteert, scene of one of the most celebrated unofficial ceasefires on Christmas Day during which British and German soldiers exchanged gifts and played impromptu games of football.]]>
mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Featured News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:43:22 +0000
Sion rumoured to bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/1024499-sion-to-bid-for-2026-winter-olympic-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/1024499-sion-to-bid-for-2026-winter-olympic-games By Emily Goddard

The Swiss city of Sion is rumoured to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games ©Martin Doelberg/WikipediaSion in Switzerland is set to launch a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been reported.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Winter Olympics Olympics News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:36:47 +0000
Jamaican Parliament pass new law to give country's anti-doping body more power http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1024502-jamaican-parliament-pass-new-law-to-give-country-s-anti-doping-body-more-power http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1024502-jamaican-parliament-pass-new-law-to-give-country-s-anti-doping-body-more-power By Nick Butler

Structural changes have been agreed to improve the running of JADCO ©JADCOStructural changes to the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) have been agreed in order to improve the running of the organisation.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:39:06 +0000
IPC leader Sir Philip and French President Hollande meet in Paris to discuss Paralympics http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-paralympics/1024505-ipc-leader-sir-philip-and-french-president-hollande-meet-in-paris-to-discuss-paralympics http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-paralympics/1024505-ipc-leader-sir-philip-and-french-president-hollande-meet-in-paris-to-discuss-paralympics By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven and French President François Hollande have met in Paris ©IPC/FacebookInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and French President François Hollande have met in Paris to discuss the impact and legacy hosting a Paralympic Games can have on a nation.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Summer Paralympics Paralympics News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:44:50 +0000
Japanese pair shock Chinese as Asia dominates at BWF World Superseries Finals http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/badminton/1024504-japanese-pair-shock-chinese-as-asia-dominates-at-bwf-world-superseries-finals http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/badminton/1024504-japanese-pair-shock-chinese-as-asia-dominates-at-bwf-world-superseries-finals By Nick Butler

Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi gained a shock Japanese victory over China in the women's doubles ©Getty ImagesJapanese pair Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi produced a major shock at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals in Dubai today, beating Chinese world champions to women's doubles gold.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Badminton Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:03:35 +0000
Prize money for FIFA Women's World Cup winners to double at Canada 2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1024497-prize-money-for-fifa-women-s-world-cup-winners-to-double-at-canada-2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1024497-prize-money-for-fifa-women-s-world-cup-winners-to-double-at-canada-2015 By Nick Butler

Prize money for the FIFA Women's World Cup, the draw for which took place at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau earlier this month, will be higher than ever before ©AFP/Getty ImagesPrize money for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winners has doubled, while the total prize pot has increased by 50 per cent, it has been announced.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured World Cup Football Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:47:54 +0000
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1024508-boxing-legend-muhammad-ali-hospitalised-with-pneumonia http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1024508-boxing-legend-muhammad-ali-hospitalised-with-pneumonia By Emily Goddard

Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia ©Getty ImagesBoxing great Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman has said.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Boxing Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:02:34 +0000
Toronto 2015 welcoming applications for Young Reporters Programme http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/pan-american-games/toronto-2015/1024498-toronto-2015-welcoming-applications-for-young-reporters-programme http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/pan-american-games/toronto-2015/1024498-toronto-2015-welcoming-applications-for-young-reporters-programme By Paul Osborne

Toronto 2015 is welcoming applications for the Toronto 2015 Young Reporters Programme ©Toronto 2015Applications are being welcomed for the Toronto 2015 Young Reporters Programme, a sport management and journalism training initiative to be held during next summer's Pan American Games.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Multi-Sport Games News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:05:35 +0000
Browne and McFadden recognised at USA Track and Field sports awards http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1024506-browne-and-mcfadden-recognised-at-usa-track-and-field-yearly-sports-awards http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1024506-browne-and-mcfadden-recognised-at-usa-track-and-field-yearly-sports-awards By Paul Osborne

Richard Browne has been named USA Track and Field Para Athlete of the Year ©Getty ImagesRichard Browne and Tatyana McFadden have been named Male and Female Para-Athletes of the Year by USA Track and Field, the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Paralympics News Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:28:18 +0000
David saves four match points to win thrilling eighth squash world title http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/349-squash/1024495-david-saves-four-match-points-to-win-thrilling-eighth-squash-world-title http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/349-squash/1024495-david-saves-four-match-points-to-win-thrilling-eighth-squash-world-title By Nick Butler

Nicol David celebrated winning an eighth squash singles title in thrilling fashion ©Squash 2020Malaysian superstar Nicol David capped a perfect year with a thrilling victory at the Women's World Squash Championships in Cairo, saving four successive match points to beat home hope Raneem el Weleily.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Squash Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:39:02 +0000
Schaffelhuber reclaims top spot as giant slalom races unfold at IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/winter-sports/alpine-skiing/1024496-schaffelhuber-reclaims-top-spot-as-giant-slalom-races-unfold-at-ipc-alpine-skiing-europa-cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/winter-sports/alpine-skiing/1024496-schaffelhuber-reclaims-top-spot-as-giant-slalom-races-unfold-at-ipc-alpine-skiing-europa-cup By Paul Osborne

Anna Schaffelhuber reclaimed top spot in the women's sitting events at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Austria ©Getty ImagesThere was a reversal of fortunes on the second day of action at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup as five-time Sochi 2014 champion Anna Schaffelhuber beat Austrian sitting-class rival, Claudia Loesch.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Alpine Skiing News Winter Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:13:00 +0000
Indian boxers facing new ban after IOA refuse to recognise AIBA-sanctioned body http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1024488-indian-boxers-facing-new-ban-after-ioa-refuse-to-recognise-aiba-sanctioned-body http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1024488-indian-boxers-facing-new-ban-after-ioa-refuse-to-recognise-aiba-sanctioned-body By Daniel Etchells

The governance of boxing in India is divided ©Getty ImagesIndia is facing a resumption of its ban from international boxing after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rejected Boxing India's application for national federation recognition, instead backing the controversial Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF).
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Boxing Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:05:24 +0000
Pope Francis expresses "best wishes" for Rome 2024 following CONI centenary Mass http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2024/1024485-pope-francis-expresses-best-wishes-for-rome-2024-following-coni-centenary-mass http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2024/1024485-pope-francis-expresses-best-wishes-for-rome-2024-following-coni-centenary-mass By Nick Butler

Pope Francis met Italian athletes and officials during the celebration at St. Peters Basilica ©AFP/Getty ImagesPope Francis has reiterated his support for Rome's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics following a special Mass in the Vatican, although he joked "he will not be around" to see the Games, should the bid be successful.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured 2024 Summer Olympics Summer Olympics Olympics News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:30:28 +0000
Jeptoo set to be stripped of World Marathon Majors title after B-sample confirms EPO use http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1024484-jeptoo-s-world-marathon-majors-success-in-serious-doubt-after-use-of-epo-confirmed http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1024484-jeptoo-s-world-marathon-majors-success-in-serious-doubt-after-use-of-epo-confirmed By Daniel Etchells

Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Chicago Marathon in October after testing positive for EPO the month prior ©Getty Images
Rita Jeptoo, winner of the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM) women's series, is set to be stripped of her title and handed a two-year ban after the "B" sample of an out-of-competition drug test confirmed her use of erythropoietin (EPO).]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:55:59 +0000
Selection process underway to choose Rio 2016 volunteers http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1024483-selection-process-underway-to-choose-rio-2016-volunteers http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1024483-selection-process-underway-to-choose-rio-2016-volunteers By Paul Osborne

A selection process to select Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers is underway ©Alex Ferro/Rio 2016The selection process to choose the 70,000 volunteers needed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is underway in Brazil, it has been announced.]]>
paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:18:37 +0000