News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:36:43 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Commonwealth Games: Day eight of competition http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/live-blogs/1021613-commonwealth-games-day-eight-of-competition http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/live-blogs/1021613-commonwealth-games-day-eight-of-competition ]]> duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Glasgow 2014 Live Blogs Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:25 +0100 IOC President Bach welcomes appointment of Cho as head of Pyeongchang 2018 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2018/1021616-ioc-president-bach-welcomes-appointment-of-cho-as-head-of-pyeongchang-2018 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2018/1021616-ioc-president-bach-welcomes-appointment-of-cho-as-head-of-pyeongchang-2018 By Nick Butler

Cho Yang-ho has been confirmed as the new President of Pyeongchang 2014 ©Pyeongchang 2018International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the official appointment of Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of business giants Hanjin Group, as the new President of Pyeongchang 2018. ]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics Olympics News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:43:08 +0100
Australian athletics head coach stripped of accreditation after row with Olympic champion Pearson http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021615-australian-athletics-head-coach-stripped-of-accreditation-after-row-with-olympic-champion-pearson http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021615-australian-athletics-head-coach-stripped-of-accreditation-after-row-with-olympic-champion-pearson By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Eric Hollingsworth, pictured at the training camp in Gateshead, has now been stripped of his accreditation ©Getty ImagesAthletics Australia (AA) head coach Eric Hollingsworth has had his accreditation revoked and will be sent home from Glasgow 2014 as the fall-out of his public criticism of the country's most high profile athlete, Olympic 100 metre hurdles champion Sally Pearson, continues. ]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:53:17 +0100
McDonald’s signs up as official supporter of Baku 2015 European Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/european-games/baku-2015/1021617-mcdonald-s-signs-up-as-official-supporter-of-baku-2015-european-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/european-games/baku-2015/1021617-mcdonald-s-signs-up-as-official-supporter-of-baku-2015-european-games By Gary Anderson

McDonalds has been announced as an official supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Global fast food giant McDonald's has today been announced as an official supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Baku 2015 European Games Multi-Sport Games News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:22:36 +0100
Beijing 2022 receives strong endorsement on one year anniversary of Olympic host city being decided http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1021618-beijing-2022-receives-strong-endorsement-on-one-year-anniversary-of-olympic-host-city-being-decided http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1021618-beijing-2022-receives-strong-endorsement-on-one-year-anniversary-of-olympic-host-city-being-decided By Nick Butler

Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Zhang Hong has come out in support of Beijing 2022 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has received a welcome boost on the one year anniversary of the host city being selected, after an endorsement from Olympic speed skating champion Zhang Hong.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured 2022 Winter Olympics Winter Olympics Olympics News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:32 +0100
Rio doping laboratory returned three football "false positives" - WADA http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1021624-rio-doping-laboratory-returned-three-football-false-positives-wada http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1021624-rio-doping-laboratory-returned-three-football-false-positives-wada By David Owen

The laboratory in Rio returned three "false positive cases", all concerning footballers ©Getty ImagesFurther details of alleged shortcomings at the Rio de Janeiro doping control laboratory - whose accreditation was revoked last year by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a hugely embarrassing blow for Brazilian authorities - have emerged in minutes of a WADA meeting in South Africa now available on the agency's website.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:32:37 +0100
AIBA to assess use of headguards after Australian boxer forced out of Glasgow 2014 by injury http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1021614-aiba-to-assess-use-of-headguards-after-australian-boxer-forced-out-of-glasgow-2014-by-injury http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/boxing/1021614-aiba-to-assess-use-of-headguards-after-australian-boxer-forced-out-of-glasgow-2014-by-injury By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

AIBA has promised a review of the use of headguards following criticism at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said it will reassess its decision to scrap headguards after Australian boxer Daniel Lewis was denied the opportunity of boxing for at least a bronze medal here at Glasgow 2014, when a doctor deemed a cut was too severe for him to carry on in the competition.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Boxing Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:10:25 +0100
Whitlock and Fragapane secure hat-trick as England continue to dominate artistic gymnastics at Glasgow 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/gymnastics/1021626-whitlock-and-fragapane-secure-the-hat-trick-as-england-continue-to-dominate-artistic-gymnastics-at-glasgow-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/gymnastics/1021626-whitlock-and-fragapane-secure-the-hat-trick-as-england-continue-to-dominate-artistic-gymnastics-at-glasgow-2014 By Paul Osborne at The Hydro in Glasgow

England won three of five gold medals available on day three of the artistic gymnastics in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesEngland's stranglehold on the artistic gymnastics was loosened today, but only just, as the nation secured three of the five gold medals on offer inside The Hydro on day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Gymnastics Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:25:18 +0100
Dowsett and Villumsen win time trial titles as road cycling action begins http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1021625-dowsett-and-villumsen-win-time-trial-titles-as-road-cycling-action-begins http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1021625-dowsett-and-villumsen-win-time-trial-titles-as-road-cycling-action-begins By Nick Butler on Glasgow Green

Alex Dowsett celebrates his time trial gold medal ©Getty ImagesEngland enjoyed another psychological victory in their medals table battle with Australia here this afternoon after Alex Dowsett overhauled Rohan Dennis in the final stages to win a thrilling men's individual time trial on the first day of road cycling action.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:43:48 +0100
WADA still in deficit despite extra Russian grant - but relief is on the way http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1021622-wada-still-in-deficit-despite-extra-russian-grant-but-relief-is-on-the-way http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1021622-wada-still-in-deficit-despite-extra-russian-grant-but-relief-is-on-the-way By David Owen

The World Anti-Doping Agency is funded broadly 50-50 by the International Olympic Committee and Governments around the world ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reported another deficit, taking to more than $2 million (£1.1 million/€1.4 million) its cumulative "excess of expenses over income" in the past four years.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:15:15 +0100
Canada and England added to calendar for 2014-15 IRB Women's Sevens World Series http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rugby-sevens/1021623-canada-and-england-added-to-calendar-for-2014-15-irb-women-s-sevens-world-series http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rugby-sevens/1021623-canada-and-england-added-to-calendar-for-2014-15-irb-women-s-sevens-world-series By Zjan Shirinian

Canada and England have been named as two of six hosts of the 2014-15 IRB Women's Sevens World Series ©Getty ImagesCanada and England have been added to the list of stops on the International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series tour.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Rugby Sevens Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:02:14 +0100
International Weightlifting Federation working hard to tackle doping problems despite teenage positive http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/weightlifting/1021611-international-weightlifting-federation-working-hard-to-tackle-doping-problems-despite-teenage-positive http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/weightlifting/1021611-international-weightlifting-federation-working-hard-to-tackle-doping-problems-despite-teenage-positive By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

The IWF believe they are making progress with regard to tackling doping problems ©Getty ImagesOfficials from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have outlined the varied work being done to tackle lingering doping problems in the sport, which they claim are proving successful despite the failed test registered by Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha here this week.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Weightlifting Summer Sports Sports News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0100
Prince Harry speaks of "real struggle" organising inaugural Invictus Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1021619-prince-harry-speaks-of-real-struggle-organising-inaugural-invictus-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1021619-prince-harry-speaks-of-real-struggle-organising-inaugural-invictus-games By Zjan Shirinian

Prince Harry has spoken about organising the inaugural Invictus Games during an interview on Radio 2 ©Getty ImagesPrince Harry has spoken of the "real struggle" he has had organising the inaugural Invictus Games - a competition for injured members of the armed forces.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Featured Paralympics News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:17:28 +0100
FINA to introduce Youth Training Programme during 2014 Swimming World Short Course Championships in Doha http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/aquatics/1021609-fina-to-introduce-youth-training-programme-during-2014-swimming-world-short-course-championships-in-doha http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/aquatics/1021609-fina-to-introduce-youth-training-programme-during-2014-swimming-world-short-course-championships-in-doha By Paul Osborne

Young swimmers from across FINA Member Federations will be given the opportunity to compete in a Youth Training Programme during this year's World Championships in Doha ©Getty Images A Youth Training Programme is set to be introduced during this year's International Swimming Federation (FINA) Swimming World Short Course Championships following talks between the sport's world governing body and the Doha 2014 Organising Committee.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Aquatics Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:36:42 +0100
United States names Para-cycling squad packed full of gold medallists for World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/cycling/1021621-united-states-names-para-cycling-squad-packed-full-of-gold-medallists-for-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/cycling/1021621-united-states-names-para-cycling-squad-packed-full-of-gold-medallists-for-world-championships By Gary Anderson

Megan Fisher is among 15 Paralympians named on the US squad for the Para-cyclinf Road World Championships ©Getty Images The United States has named a 44-strong squad for next month's International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Championships that contains seven reigning champions as well as a host of Paralympic gold medallists.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Cycling News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0100
Triple wresting gold for Canada as Indians falter at Glasgow 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/wrestling/1021603-triple-wresting-gold-for-canada-as-indians-falter-at-glasgow-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/wrestling/1021603-triple-wresting-gold-for-canada-as-indians-falter-at-glasgow-2014 By Gary Anderson at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

David Tremblay was one of three Canadian wrestlers to strike gold in Glasgow today ©Getty Images Canadian freestyle wrestlers claimed a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games gold medals here at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), while Nigeria came away with two wins, but it was a bad night for India who had four athletes lose in their respective finals.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Wrestling Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:50:27 +0100
Athletics Australia suspends head coach after he criticises Olympic champion http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021607-athletics-australia-suspends-head-coach-after-he-criticises-olympic-champion http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2014/1021607-athletics-australia-suspends-head-coach-after-he-criticises-olympic-champion By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended after criticising team captain Sally Pearson ©Getty ImagesEric Hollingsworth, head coach of the Australian athletics team at the Commonwealth Games, has been suspended after publicly criticising team captain and Olympic 100 metre hurdles champion Sally Pearson.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:54:53 +0100