News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:15 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb "Transformation 2022" strategic plan proposed by Commonwealth Games Federation http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/1026503-transformation-2022-strategic-plan-proposed-by-commonwealth-games-federation http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/1026503-transformation-2022-strategic-plan-proposed-by-commonwealth-games-federation By Michael Pavitt

A new strategic plan has been launched by the CGF ©CGFA new seven-year strategic plan named "Transformation 2022" has been proposed by the ruling Executive Board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Commonwealth Games News Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:01 +0100
Rio 2016 sailing venue must be moved due to pollution health risks, letter claims http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1026500-rio-2016-sailing-venue-must-be-moved-due-to-pollution-health-risks-letter-claims http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1026500-rio-2016-sailing-venue-must-be-moved-due-to-pollution-health-risks-letter-claims By Nick Butler

Pollution concerns on Guanabara Bay remains a major worry ahead of Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesAction must be taken to move the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic sailing competition away from Guanabara Bay because of health risks posed by water pollution, the writer of an open letter has claimed.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:21:12 +0100
Citizenship ceremony marks 100 days to go to Toronto 2015 Pan American Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/pan-american-games/toronto-2015/1026505-citizenship-ceremony-marks-100-days-to-go-to-toronto-2015-pan-american-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/pan-american-games/toronto-2015/1026505-citizenship-ceremony-marks-100-days-to-go-to-toronto-2015-pan-american-games By Emily Goddard

A citizenship ceremony has marked 100 days to go to Toronto 2015 ©Toronto 2015/InstagramA citizenship ceremony welcoming 100 new Canadian citizens has been staged to mark 100 days to go until the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Multi-Sport Games News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:39:50 +0100
Latvian ice hockey player belatedly handed two-year ban following Sochi 2014 doping failure http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/ice-hockey/1026495-latvian-ice-hockey-player-belatedly-handed-two-year-ban-following-sochi-2014-doping-failure http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/ice-hockey/1026495-latvian-ice-hockey-player-belatedly-handed-two-year-ban-following-sochi-2014-doping-failure By Nick Butler

Latvia's Ralfs Freibergs (right) has been handed a two-year ban by the IIHF following his failed doping test at Sochi 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesLatvian Ralfs Freibergs has finally been handed a backdated two-year suspension by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) after he failed a doping test during last year's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Ice Hockey Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:35:47 +0100
Taekwondo world number one Cook receives Moldovan passport in bid to switch nationality from Britain http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/1026498-british-taekwondo-world-number-one-cook-confirms-intention-to-switch-to-moldovan-nationality http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/taekwondo/1026498-british-taekwondo-world-number-one-cook-confirms-intention-to-switch-to-moldovan-nationality By Michael Pavitt

Aaron Cook has not represented Britain since 2012 ©Getty ImagesAaron Cook, taekwondo's current under 80 kilogram world number one, has confirmed his intention to switch nationalities from Britain to Moldova, in order to ensure his qualification for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Taekwondo Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:39:02 +0100
Special breakfast and outside radio broadcast among events marking three years until Gold Coast 2018 http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2018/1026499-early-risers-breakfast-and-outside-radio-broadcast-among-events-marking-three-years-until-gold-coast-2018 http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2018/1026499-early-risers-breakfast-and-outside-radio-broadcast-among-events-marking-three-years-until-gold-coast-2018 By Nick Butler

Celebrations are planned to mark three years to go until Gold Coast 2018 ©Gold Coast 2018Gold Coast 2018 are hoping to provide reassurance that preparations for the Commonwealth Games are on course with a series of events to mark three-years-to-go until the quadrennial event gets underway.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:44:28 +0100
Kazakhstan considering bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1026496-kazakhstan-considering-bid-for-2026-fifa-world-cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/732-world-cup/1026496-kazakhstan-considering-bid-for-2026-fifa-world-cup By Nick Butler

The Astana Arena National Stadium would be a key part of any 2026 World Cup bid ©WikipediaDiscussions are underway regarding a Kazakhstan bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured World Cup Football Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:43:10 +0100
Kamal resigns as President of International Cricket Council http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/1026497-kamal-resigns-as-president-of-international-cricket-council http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/1026497-kamal-resigns-as-president-of-international-cricket-council By Michael Pavitt

Kamal announced his resignation as President three days after the World Cup final ©AFP/Getty ImagesMustafa Kamal has resigned from his post as International Cricket Council (ICC) President in protest at the governing body preventing him from presenting the Cricket World Cup trophy to winners Australia.
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:56:36 +0100
Finland and Russia complete Ice Hockey Women's World Championship semi-final line-up http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/ice-hockey/1026507-finland-and-russia-complete-ice-hockey-women-s-world-championship-semi-final-line-up http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/ice-hockey/1026507-finland-and-russia-complete-ice-hockey-women-s-world-championship-semi-final-line-up By Emily Goddard

Finland have defeated Switzerland to advance to the semi-finals where they face Canada ©Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF ImagesFinland and Russia have completed the line-up for the semi-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship with wins in Sweden today.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Ice Hockey Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:10:58 +0100
Russians sprint to home cross country success at Winter Deaflympics http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1026502-russians-sprint-to-home-cross-country-success-at-winter-deaflympics http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1026502-russians-sprint-to-home-cross-country-success-at-winter-deaflympics By Nick Butler

Alexey Groshev overcame two Ukrainian rivals in cross country sprint events ©Ugra 2015Home duo Anna Fedulova and Alexey Groshev secured male and female cross country sprint honours today at the Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Paralympics News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:19:07 +0100
Tunisia avoid Africa Cup of Nations ban after apologising for "bias" accusation http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1026486-tunisia-avoid-africa-cup-of-nations-ban-after-apologising-for-accusation-against-caf http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1026486-tunisia-avoid-africa-cup-of-nations-ban-after-apologising-for-accusation-against-caf By Daniel Etchells

The Tunisian Football Federation has avoided a ban from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ©FTFThe Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) has avoided a ban from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after formally apologising for accusing the Confederation of African Football (CAF) of bias.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Football Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:26:34 +0100
British and Ukrainian shooters win gold on final day of IPC Shooting World Cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/shooting/1026501-british-and-ukrainian-shooters-win-gold-on-final-day-of-ipc-shooting-world-cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/shooting/1026501-british-and-ukrainian-shooters-win-gold-on-final-day-of-ipc-shooting-world-cup By Nick Butler

Paralympic champion Vasyl Kovalchuk was among the winners today at Stoke Mandeville ©Getty ImagesHome star Stewart Nangle and Ukrainian Vasyl Kovalchuk were the two winners as action concluded today at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup at Stoke Mandeville. ]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Shooting News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:23:34 +0100
Pechstein case comprises international arbitration, warns CAS http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skating/1026504-pechstein-case-comprises-international-arbitration-warns-cas http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skating/1026504-pechstein-case-comprises-international-arbitration-warns-cas By Emily Goddard

Claudia Pechstein is now able to seek damages from the ISU ©Getty ImagesThe Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has spoken out against the legal challenge in Germany over five-time Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein's doping case and warned it comprises the "basic principles of international arbitration".
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Skating Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:17:24 +0100
Long leads powerful US squad for IPC Swimming World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/swimming/1026475-u-s-paralympics-reveals-squad-for-ipc-swimming-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/swimming/1026475-u-s-paralympics-reveals-squad-for-ipc-swimming-world-championships By Michael Pavitt

12-time Paralympic gold medallist Jessica Long has been named in the team ©AFP/Getty ImagesA 25-strong United States squad has been announced for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Swimming News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:17:52 +0100
Norway beat Canada to move joint top at World Men's Curling Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1026494-norway-beat-canada-to-move-joint-top-at-world-men-s-curling-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/curling/1026494-norway-beat-canada-to-move-joint-top-at-world-men-s-curling-championships By Michael Pavitt

Reigning champions Norway defeated Canada to move joint top of the standings © WCF/Michael BurnsDefending champions Norway ended Canada's unbeaten record at the World Men's Curling Championship to draw level with the hosts at the top of the overall leaderboard at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
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michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Curling Winter Sports Sports News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:54:15 +0100
Boston 2024 and USOC deny bid to be dropped if public support does not improve soon http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2024/1026492-boston-2024-and-usoc-deny-bid-to-be-dropped-if-public-support-does-not-improve-soon http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2024/1026492-boston-2024-and-usoc-deny-bid-to-be-dropped-if-public-support-does-not-improve-soon By Daniel Etchells

The latest poll on the Boston 2024 bid revealed a decline in support ©Getty ImagesBoston 2024 chief executive Rich Davey has moved to quell speculation that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) intends to drop the city's bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games if local support does not improve soon. 
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured 2024 Summer Olympics Summer Olympics Olympics News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:47:08 +0100
Rio 2016 tickets go on sale http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1026490-rio-2016-tickets-go-on-sale http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2016/1026490-rio-2016-tickets-go-on-sale By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for Rio 2016 have gone on sale today ©Getty ImagesTickets for Rio 2016 have gone on sale today, with Brazilian residents able to apply for tickets in the first of two draws and non-residents being given the first opportunity to establish the identity of the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) in their respective country.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Olympics News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:01:23 +0100