News - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:47:05 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Edmonton 2022 unveils plans for each Commonwealth nation to medal at Games By Emily Goddard at the Grange St Paul's Hotel in London

Reg Milley has said he would like to see each of the 71 Commonwealth nations winning at least one medal at the 2022 Games ©Getty ImagesEdmonton 2022 has unveiled its vision to see each of the 71 Commonwealth nations and territories securing at least one medal at the Games in eight years' time.
]]> (Emily Goddard) Featured Commonwealth Games 2022 Commonwealth Games News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:30:37 +0100
FEI secretary general De Vos joins race for Presidency as final six candidates confirmed By Gary Anderson

Ingmar De Vos (left) has designs on taking over the FEI Presidency from Princess Haya (second from left) ©Getty ImagesInternational Equestrian Federation (FEI) secretary general Ingmar De Vos has put himself forward as one of six final candidates in the running to replace Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein as President of the organisation, it was announced today. 
]]> (Gary Anderson) Featured Equestrian Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:43:59 +0100
St Petersburg launch bid for 2022 European Athletics Championships By Duncan Mackay

St Ptersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesSt Petersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships, it has been announced.]]> (Duncan Mackay) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:44:09 +0100
Boost for Olympic bid as Women's Baseball World Cup posts good TV figures By Gary Anderson

Japan have opened their account at the Women's Baseball World Cup with a win over Australia ©WBSCThe Women's Baseball World Cup in Japan has opened up with impressive broadcast figures of the host country's clash with Australia via cable-network TV Asahi while the game was also broadcast globally online through Mexico City-based AYM Sports.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Featured Baseball & Softball Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:09:19 +0100
Sochi set to host 2015 IWAS World Games By Duncan Mackay

A team has been visiting Sochi to inspect facilities being proposed for next year's IWAS World Games ©Russian Paralympic CommitteeSochi is in line to host the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games next year following a successful inspection visit to the Russian city which staged this year's Winter Olympics and Paralympics.]]> (Duncan Mackay) Featured Paralympics News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:48:00 +0100
Iran stun United States in five thrilling sets at Volleyball World Championship By Zjan Shirinian

Iran beat the United States 17-15 in the decider to make it two wins out of two at the World Championship ©Getty ImagesIran stunned the United States in five thrilling sets of volleyball to win their second game of the Men's World Championship.
]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Volleyball Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:44:24 +0100
Ukraine beat 2010 finalists Turkey at FIBA Basketball World Cup By Zjan Shirinian

Turkey did not have enough in the locker to beat Ukraine ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeaten 2010 finalists Turkey have lost their second match of the FIBA Basketball World Cup after a tight battle against Ukraine.
]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Basketball Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:23:27 +0100
Quintana loses Vuelta a España lead to Contador after heavy fall By Spencer Brown

Alberto Contador leads the Vuelta after rival Quintana suffered a heavy crash on today's stage ©AFP/Getty ImagesColombian Nairo Quintana plummeted down the rankings after a brutal crash on stage 10 of the Vuelta a España, allowing Spain's Alberto Contador to seize the overall lead.]]> (Spencer Brown) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:33:35 +0100
Row leads to resignation of Archery Association of Malta leadership By Gary Anderson

The Archery Association of Malta is set for fresh elections after the resignation of its Executive Committee ©Archery Association of MaltaA row has led to the resignation of the Executive Committee of the Archery Association of Malta with President John Schembri, treasurer Brian Micallef and membership secretary Edgar Formosa all standing down.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Featured Archery Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:13:26 +0100
Scotland's Gallacher gets Ryder Cup nod as Europe captain McGinley names wildcards for Gleneagles By Gary Anderson

Stephen Gallacher will be the crowd favourite as the Scot was named to the European Ryder Cup team today for Gleneagles ©Getty ImagesStephen Gallacher is sure to get vociferous backing from the home crowds at Gleneagles Golf Club after the Scot was named as one of Europe captain Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks, alongside English duo Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, for the Ryder Cup clash with the United States later this month.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Featured Golf Summer Sports Sports News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:35:18 +0100
Houdet quietly confident of retaining US Open wheelchair tennis title By Emily Goddard

Stéphane Houdet is hoping to retain his US Open title this week ©Getty ImagesFrench wheelchair tennis player Stéphane Houdet has said he is confident of retaining his US Open title at the tournament, which is due to get underway at Flushing Meadows in New York City on Thursday (September 4).
]]> (Emily Goddard) Featured Wheelchair Tennis Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:13:33 +0100
Heat takes its toll as "dizzy" Bouchard crashes out of US Open By Zjan Shirinian

The heat and attrition of the US Open got the better of Eugenie Bouchard as she lost her fourth road encounter ©Getty ImagesThe searing New York City heat took its toll on rising tennis star Eugenie Bouchard today, as she crashed out of the US Open in straight sets.
]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Tennis Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:24:05 +0100
Boultbee defeated in FISA election as Briton takes over as head of key Commission By Duncan Mackay

Britain's Rosie Mayglothling has been elected as the new chair of the FISA Competitive Rowing Commission ©British RowingBritain's Rosie Mayglothling has been elected chair of the Competitive Rowing Commission after defeating incumbent John Boultbee at the FISA 2014 Ordinary Congress in Amsterdam today.]]> (Duncan Mackay) Featured Rowing Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:55:44 +0100
Baku 2015 signs first international broadcast agreement By Duncan Mackay at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron in Baku

NTV Spor has signed a deal to broadcast the first-ever European Games next year in Turkey ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 today announced its first international broadcast agreement for next year's inaugural European Games, with leading Turkish sports channel NTV Spor. ]]> (Duncan Mackay) Featured Baku 2015 European Games Multi-Sport Games News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:36:51 +0100
Hosszu unstoppable as she makes Swimming World Cup history By Zjan Shirinian

Katinka Hosszu has now set five world records in six days across two World Cup meets ©Getty ImagesHungary's Katinka Hosszu has continued her irresistible form by becoming the most medalled swimmer at a single Swimming World Cup meet, with two more world records to her name.
]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Aquatics Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:45:59 +0100
Japan dominate in Okinawa with 10 gold medals at WKF Premier League event By Gary Anderson

Japanese athletes dominated the medal count at the WKF Premier League event in Okinawa ©JKFan/WKFJapan made home advantage count in Okinawa as 10 gold medals went the way of the host nation during the World Karate Federation Premier League meeting, which saw Iran and France as the only other two nations to top the podium.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Featured Karate Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:37:47 +0100
Prominent sailing patron and luxury brand builder Yves Carcelle dies By David Owen

Yves Carcelle has been described as a pioneer by Bernard Arnault, head of the LVMH luxury group ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe sport of sailing has lost a well-known patron with the death from cancer of Yves Carcelle, the long-time chief executive of Louis Vuitton, at the early age of 66.
]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Sailing Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:31:00 +0100