News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:20:12 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb New Zealand win tense battle with Australia as India thrash United Arab Emirates at Cricket World Cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/351-other/1025869-new-zealand-win-tense-battle-with-australia-as-india-thrash-united-arab-emirates-at-cricket-world-cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/351-other/1025869-new-zealand-win-tense-battle-with-australia-as-india-thrash-united-arab-emirates-at-cricket-world-cup By Liam Morgan

New Zealand booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals as they scraped to a narrow victory over Australia ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup with a nervy one-wicket win over fellow co-hosts Australia in a thriller in Auckland.
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liam.morgan@insidethegames.biz (Liam Morgan) Featured Other Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:09:05 +0000
Tokyo 2020 set to save $1 billion as venues moved http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2020/1025865-tokyo-2020-set-to-save-1-billion-as-venues-moved http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2020/1025865-tokyo-2020-set-to-save-1-billion-as-venues-moved By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Saitama Super Arena will now host the basketball during Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesA number of changes to the proposed venues for Tokyo 2020 were approved here today by the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board, saving an estimated $1 billion (£650 million/€890 million) as the financial advantages of Agenda 2020 begin to become clear.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Olympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:21:28 +0000
Special Pyeongchang 2018 task force set-up to "speed up" preparations http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2018/1025866-special-pyeongchang-2018-task-force-set-up-to-speed-up-preparations http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2018/1025866-special-pyeongchang-2018-task-force-set-up-to-speed-up-preparations By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

A special task force has been set-up to help Pyeongchang 2018 prepare for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials have agreed to form a special task to try to help get the Winter Olympics there get back on track and ease fears the event is facing trouble.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics Olympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:34:47 +0000
Sochi 2014 made $53 million profit, IOC reveal http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2014/1025856-sochi-2014-made-53-million-profit-ioc-reveal http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2014/1025856-sochi-2014-made-53-million-profit-ioc-reveal By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Sochi 2014 made a profit of $53 million, new figures published by the IOC have revealed ©Getty ImagesSochi 2014 made an operating profit of RUB3.25 billion (£34 million/$53 million/€47 million), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced here. ]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Olympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:45:54 +0000
Tour de France winner's future thrown into doubt as UCI request withdrawal of Astana's racing licence http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1025852-tour-de-france-winner-s-future-thrown-into-doubt-as-uci-request-withdrawal-of-astana-s-racing-licence http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1025852-tour-de-france-winner-s-future-thrown-into-doubt-as-uci-request-withdrawal-of-astana-s-racing-licence By Michael Pavitt

The UCI have moved to revoke Astana's licence following an audit into the teams anti-doping procedures ©Getty ImagesIn an apparent U-turn, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have requested the withdrawal of the Astana Pro Team's World Tour licence, casting into doubt whether Italian Vincenzo Nibali will be able to defend his Tour de France title this summer. 
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:08:44 +0000
Company in charge of Rio 2016 ceremonies opens London office http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1025859-company-in-charge-of-rio-2016-ceremonies-opens-london-office http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1025859-company-in-charge-of-rio-2016-ceremonies-opens-london-office By Nick Butler

Filmmaster events have opened a London office ©FilmmasterFilmmaster Events, the Italian company in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, have opened a London office to enhance their global scope. 
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nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:46:36 +0000
Irish boxing superstar Taylor named latest Baku 2015 athlete ambassador http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/european-games/baku-2015/1025853-irish-boxing-superstar-taylor-named-latest-baku-2015-athlete-ambassador http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/european-games/baku-2015/1025853-irish-boxing-superstar-taylor-named-latest-baku-2015-athlete-ambassador By Michael Pavitt

Olympic champion Katie Taylor has been named as an international ambassador for the European Games ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 have announced that Ireland's London 2012 Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor will be an international athlete ambassador for the inaugural European Games, scheduled for June 12 to 28.
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Baku 2015 European Games Multi-Sport Games News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:01:36 +0000
SportAccord Convention signs up PwC as Gold Partner for 2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sportaccord-convention/2015/1025848-sportaccord-convention-signs-up-pwc-as-gold-partner-for-2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sportaccord-convention/2015/1025848-sportaccord-convention-signs-up-pwc-as-gold-partner-for-2015 By Emily Goddard

SportAccord Convention has signed up PwC as a Gold Partner for this year's World Sport and Business Summit ©PwCSportAccord Convention has signed up PwC as a Gold Partner for this year's World Sport and Business Summit in Sochi.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured SportAccord Convention 2015 News SportAccord Convention News News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee Good Sport Governance Code nearing launch http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/757-paso/1025847-trinidad-and-tobago-olympic-committee-good-sport-governance-code-nearing-launch http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/757-paso/1025847-trinidad-and-tobago-olympic-committee-good-sport-governance-code-nearing-launch By Emily Goddard

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee Good Sport Governance code will help protect athletes ©Getty ImagesThe Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has revealed its Good Sport Governance Code is edging closer to being launched in a bid to help the nation's sports organisations further improve standards.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured PASO ANOC News News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000
British taekwondo world number one Cook set to compete for Moldova at Rio 2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/member-national-association-and-continental-unions-news/1025860-british-taekwondo-world-number-one-cook-set-to-compete-for-moldova-at-rio-2016 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/member-national-association-and-continental-unions-news/1025860-british-taekwondo-world-number-one-cook-set-to-compete-for-moldova-at-rio-2016 By Michael Pavitt

Aaron Cook (right) has not represented Great Britain since 2012 ©Getty ImagesAaron Cook, taekwondo's current world number one in the under 80 kilogram weight category, has sought to change nationality from Britain to Moldova to ensure that he will qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. ]]>
michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Member National Association and Continental Unions News Taekwondo Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:22:42 +0000
2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships launched in host city Cardiff http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1025836-2016-iaaf-world-half-marathon-championships-launched-in-host-city-cardiff http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1025836-2016-iaaf-world-half-marathon-championships-launched-in-host-city-cardiff By Daniel Etchells

The 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships are scheduled to take place in Cardiff on March 26 ©IAAFThe 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Half Marathon Championships have been officially launched in Cardiff.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:00:00 +0000
London 2012 Olympic Stadium to host rugby league match between England and New Zealand http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/1025831-london-2012-olympic-stadium-to-host-rugby-league-match-between-england-and-new-zealand http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/1025831-london-2012-olympic-stadium-to-host-rugby-league-match-between-england-and-new-zealand By Daniel Etchells

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is set to host the second Test of the three-match rugby league series between England and New Zealand this autumn ©Getty ImagesThe London 2012 Olympic Stadium is set to host the second Test of the three-match rugby league series between England and New Zealand this autumn.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured London 2012 Summer Olympics Olympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:00 +0000
Northug silences home crowd by powering Norway to cross-country relay world title http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skiing/1025861-northug-silences-home-crowd-by-powering-norway-to-cross-country-relay-world-title http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skiing/1025861-northug-silences-home-crowd-by-powering-norway-to-cross-country-relay-world-title By Nick Butler

Petter Northug led Norway to a thrilling relay gold over Sweden ©FIS/Nordic FocusPetter Northug produced a trademark sprint finish to break Swedish hearts and lead Norway to a fifth straight cross-country 4x10 kilometres relay title at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Skiing Winter Sports Sports News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:39:32 +0000
Germans on course for home two-man bobsleigh gold at FIBT World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/bobsleigh/1025863-germans-on-course-for-home-two-man-bobsleigh-gold-at-fibt-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/bobsleigh/1025863-germans-on-course-for-home-two-man-bobsleigh-gold-at-fibt-world-championships By Nick Butler

Defending champion Francesco Friedrich is on course for World Championship gold with partner Thorsten Margis at the halfway point in Winterburg ©FIBTDefending champion Francesco Friedrich and brakeman Thorsten Margis lead at the halfway point of the two-man bobsleigh World Championship event in Winterburg, setting a combined time of 1min 52.55sec on home ice.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Bobsleigh Winter Sports Sports News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:20:13 +0000
Destructive De Villiers breaks world record with fastest ever 150 in Cricket World Cup win http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/351-other/1025854-destructive-de-villiers-breaks-world-record-with-fastest-ever-150-at-cricket-world-cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/351-other/1025854-destructive-de-villiers-breaks-world-record-with-fastest-ever-150-at-cricket-world-cup By Nick Butler

AB De Villiers hit the fastest 150 in cricketing history against the West Indies ©AFP/Getty ImagesAB De Villiers produced one of the most sensational innings in cricket history today, hitting an unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls as his South African side crushed West Indies by a mammoth 257 runs in their latest World Cup match in Sydney.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Other Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:29:25 +0000
Weir set for showdown with arch-rival Hug in World Championship race at London Marathon http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1025858-weir-set-for-showdown-with-arch-rival-hug-in-world-championship-race-at-london-marathon http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1025858-weir-set-for-showdown-with-arch-rival-hug-in-world-championship-race-at-london-marathon By Michael Pavitt

Switzerland's Marcel Hug pipped David Weir to the 2014 London Marathon title ©Getty ImagesBritain's David Weir is set to go head to head with Switzerland's Marcel Hug in the men's wheelchair event at the Virgin Money London Marathon, a race that will double as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships. 
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Athletics News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:34 +0000
Swimmers, athlete and table tennis player among inaugural INAS Awards nominees http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1025857-swimmers-athlete-and-table-tennis-player-among-inaugural-inas-awards-nominees http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1025857-swimmers-athlete-and-table-tennis-player-among-inaugural-inas-awards-nominees By Nick Butler

London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Bethany Firth has been nominated for one of the inaugural INAS awards ©Getty ImagesFinal nominations have been revealed today for winners of the inaugural International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability (INAS) Awards ahead of a ceremony in April.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Paralympics News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:38 +0000