News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:30:29 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb US to top medals table at Rio 2016 ahead of China and Russia, projection claims http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1023437-us-to-top-medals-table-at-rio-2016-ahead-of-china-and-russia-projection-claims http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1023437-us-to-top-medals-table-at-rio-2016-ahead-of-china-and-russia-projection-claims By Nick Butler

A new projection has been released predicting a possible Olympic medals table at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesUnited States will finish ahead of China once again on the Rio 2016 Olympic medals table, with Russia in third followed by France, Germany and Great Britain, according to a projection by Italian expert Luciano Barra.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0100
Kosovo unable to compete in canoeing and kayaking at Rio 2016, says ICF secretary general http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/canoeing/1023414-kosovo-unable-to-compete-in-canoeing-and-kayaking-at-rio-2016-says-icf-secretary-general http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/canoeing/1023414-kosovo-unable-to-compete-in-canoeing-and-kayaking-at-rio-2016-says-icf-secretary-general By Daniel Etchells

Kosovo will have to wait until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to have the opportunity to compete in canoeing and kayaking ©Getty ImagesKosovo will not be able to become a member of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) in time to compete in canoeing and kayaking at Rio 2016, it has been revealed. 
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Canoeing Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Indian Olympic Association President to hold crisis talks over suspension of boxer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1023440-indian-olympic-association-president-to-hold-crisis-talks-over-suspension-of-boxer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1023440-indian-olympic-association-president-to-hold-crisis-talks-over-suspension-of-boxer By Gary Anderson

IOA President N. Ramachandran has been asked to try and resolve the row over suspended boxer Sarita Devi ©Getty ImagesIndian Olympic Association (IOA) President N. Ramachandran is set to discuss the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi with officials from the country's Sports Ministry next week.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Boxing Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:13:48 +0100
Former 800m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi killed in car crash http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023441-former-800m-world-champion-mbulaeni-mulaudzi-killed-in-car-crash http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023441-former-800m-world-champion-mbulaeni-mulaudzi-killed-in-car-crash By Daniel Etchells

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's glittering career included 800m success at the 2009 IAAF World Championships ©Getty ImagesFormer 800 metres world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has tragically died in a car accident at the age of 34.]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:54:34 +0100
Olympic wresting gold medallist puts memorabilia up for sale in bankruptcy auction http://www.insidethegames.biz/collecting/1023424-olympic-wresting-gold-medallist-puts-memorabilia-up-for-sale-in-bankruptcy-auction http://www.insidethegames.biz/collecting/1023424-olympic-wresting-gold-medallist-puts-memorabilia-up-for-sale-in-bankruptcy-auction By Paul Osborne

Rulon Gardner will have a number of possessions put up in a bankruptcy auction in Salt Lake City ©Erkelens & Olson Sales and AuctionOlympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner is auctioning off items from his wrestling career in order to pay off his multi-million dollar debt.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Collecting News Collecting Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0100
Logo and mascot for 2016 Asian Beach Games approved by OCA http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/continental-associations/oca/1023435-asian-beach-games-draft http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/continental-associations/oca/1023435-asian-beach-games-draft By Nick Butler

The Asian Beach Games are taking place in the major Vietnamese tourist hub of Nha Trang ©Getty ImagesA logo and mascot has been selected for the 2016 Asian Beach Games taking place in the Vietnamese city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured OCA ANOC News News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0100
Japan claims fifth gold at Judo Junior World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1023439-japan-claims-fifth-gold-at-judo-junior-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1023439-japan-claims-fifth-gold-at-judo-junior-world-championships By Gary Anderson

Miho Minei (white) came out on top of her battle with compatriot Nami Nabekura as Japan won a fifth gold at the IFJ Junior World Championships ©IJFMiho Minei won women's under 63 kilogram gold in Fort Lauderdale to ensure Japan has won at least one gold medal each day so far at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Judo Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:19:50 +0100
IOC praised by Human Rights Watch for "gold medal" winning Host City Contract changes http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1023422-ioc-praised-by-human-rights-watch-for-gold-medal-winning-host-city-contract-changes http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1023422-ioc-praised-by-human-rights-watch-for-gold-medal-winning-host-city-contract-changes By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Human Rights Watch have praised the IOC for Host City Contract changes ©HRWHuman Rights Watch has claimed other organisations should follow the lead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in ensuring non-discrimination and ethical standards in Host City contracts.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Olympics News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:23:15 +0100
Tokyo 2020 chief "worried" by National Olympic Stadium demolition delays http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2020/1023431-tokyo-2020-chief-worried-by-national-olympic-stadium-demolition-delays http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2020/1023431-tokyo-2020-chief-worried-by-national-olympic-stadium-demolition-delays By Daniel Etchells

Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee, is worried about the delays in the demolition of the old National Olympic Stadium ©Getty ImagesDemolishing the old National Olympic Stadium could have a negative impact on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020, Japan's former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, who is closely involved in both events, has warned. ]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Olympics News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:17:11 +0100
Problems with roof forces £36 million London 2012 Olympic Stadium conversion cost hike http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/1023410-problems-with-roof-forces-36-million-london-2012-olympic-stadium-conversion-cost-hike http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/1023410-problems-with-roof-forces-36-million-london-2012-olympic-stadium-conversion-cost-hike By Daniel Etchells

The cost of converting the Olympic Stadium now stands at £189.9 million ($304.3 million/€240.6 million) ©West HamA further £35.9 million ($57.5 million/€45.5 million) will be paid by the London Legacy Development Corporation towards the cost of converting the Olympic Stadium, it has been revealed.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured London 2012 Summer Olympics Olympics News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:27 +0100
Major tennis events will be held in Rio 2016 venue long after Olympics, it is hoped http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1023423-major-tennis-events-will-be-held-in-rio-2016-venue-long-after-olympics-it-is-hoped http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1023423-major-tennis-events-will-be-held-in-rio-2016-venue-long-after-olympics-it-is-hoped By Daniel Etchells

Juan Margets, executive vice-president of the International Tennis Federation, visited Rio last week to see the construction progress and meet the organisers of the 2016 Games ©Getty ImagesMajor international tournaments will be held at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre long after the Games, International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive vice-president Juan Margets has claimed.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:03:16 +0100
UCI and WADA appeal decision to clear Czech rider of doping http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1023420-uci-and-wada-appeal-decision-to-clear-czech-rider-of-doping http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1023420-uci-and-wada-appeal-decision-to-clear-czech-rider-of-doping By Paul Osborne

The UCI and WADA have lodged an appeal against the Croatia Olympic Committee's decision to clear Roman Kreuziger of anti-doping violations ©Getty ImagesBoth the International Cycling Union (UCI) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have appealed the Czech Olympic Committee's (CAC) decision to clear Tinkoff-Saxo rider Roman Kreuziger on charges relating to anomalies in his biological passport.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:15:28 +0100
European Football Leagues body claims Qatar 2022 should remain in summer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1023428-european-football-leagues-body-claims-qatar-2022-should-remain-in-summer http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1023428-european-football-leagues-body-claims-qatar-2022-should-remain-in-summer By Daniel Etchells

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues' General Assembly was held in Stockholm today ©EPFLThe FIFA World Cup in 2022 should still be held in the summer in Qatar despite numerous calls for it to be moved, the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) has claimed.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured World Cup Football Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:16:59 +0100
Olympic champion Mandic reigns supreme at Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/1023436-taekwondo-draft http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/1023436-taekwondo-draft By Gary Anderson at Manchester Central Covention Complex

World number one and London 2012 champion Milica Mandic of Serbia showed her class once more with victory in Manchester ©Getty Images Serbia's Olympic champion Milica Mandic proved why she is ranked as the number one female in the over 67 kilogram category after cruising to victory over Dutchwoman Reshmie Oogink on the opening evening of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix here.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Taekwondo Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:10:18 +0100
Asian Para Games close with spectacular show of traditional dance and music http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/asian-games/incheon-2014/1023429-asian-para-games-close-with-spectacular-show-of-traditional-dance-and-music http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/asian-games/incheon-2014/1023429-asian-para-games-close-with-spectacular-show-of-traditional-dance-and-music By Gary Anderson

The Asian Para Games drew to a close with a spectacular Closing Ceremony at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon ©Incheon 2014A Closing Ceremony full of traditional Korean song and dance at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon brought the 2014 Asian Para Games to a close today.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Incheon 2014 Asian Games Multi-Sport Games News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:48:49 +0100
Hong Kong and Qatar become conditional members of World Curling Federation http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1023427-hong-kong-and-qatar-become-conditional-members-of-world-curling-federation http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1023427-hong-kong-and-qatar-become-conditional-members-of-world-curling-federation By Paul Osborne

The Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation have each been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation ©Getty ImagesCurling is sweeping to pastures new with the news both Hong Kong and Qatar have been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF).
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Curling Winter Sports Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:53:31 +0100
Serbia "win" abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier with Albania - but docked three points http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1023430-serbia-win-abandoned-euro-2016-qualifier-with-albania-but-docked-three-points http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1023430-serbia-win-abandoned-euro-2016-qualifier-with-albania-but-docked-three-points By Paul Osborne

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned, however, the team have also been handed a three point deduction due to the violence that ensued at the game ©Getty ImagesSerbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover over Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned due to politically charged violence earlier this month, although they have received a three point deduction.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Football Summer Sports Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:44 +0100