News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:15:58 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Oscar Pistorius will not compete at Rio 2016, IPC confirms http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1023353-oscar-pistorius-will-not-compete-at-rio-2016-ipc-confirms http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1023353-oscar-pistorius-will-not-compete-at-rio-2016-ipc-confirms By Paul Osborne

Oscar Pistorius will not be able to compete at Rio 2016 after being handed a five year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius will not be able to compete at any international event, including Rio 2016, for five years, even if he is released before his five year sentence is complete, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Paralympics News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:35:38 +0100
Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for killing girlfriend http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1023352-pistorius-sentenced-to-five-years-in-jail-for-killing-girfriend http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1023352-pistorius-sentenced-to-five-years-in-jail-for-killing-girfriend By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.]]>
gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Athletics News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:41:20 +0100
London 2012 Paralympic Games to be commemorated by new area in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-paralympics/2012/1023341-london-2012-paralympic-games-to-be-commemorated-by-new-area-in-queen-elizabeth-olympic-park http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-paralympics/2012/1023341-london-2012-paralympic-games-to-be-commemorated-by-new-area-in-queen-elizabeth-olympic-park By Daniel Etchells

An artist's impression of Mandeville Place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©LLDCPlans to create a new area in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, known as Mandeville Place, have been unveiled in celebration of the hugely successful London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured London 2012 Paralympics Summer Paralympics Paralympics News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0100
Norwegian Olympic chief to step down after receiving "personal threats" over Oslo 2022 http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1023338-norwegian-olympic-chief-to-step-down-after-receiving-personal-threats-over-oslo-2022 http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1023338-norwegian-olympic-chief-to-step-down-after-receiving-personal-threats-over-oslo-2022 By Nick Butler

Børre Rognlien has announced that he will not stand again as President of the NOC ©TwitterNorwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) President Børre Rognlien will not stand for re-election when his term ends next year, claiming threats he received during Oslo's failed bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics was a major reason for this decision. ]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured EOC ANOC News News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:39:02 +0100
Proposed Sierra Leone NOC headquarters site set to become Ebola hospital http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/754-anoca/1023351-proposed-sierra-leone-noc-headquarters-site-set-to-become-ebola-hospital http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/754-anoca/1023351-proposed-sierra-leone-noc-headquarters-site-set-to-become-ebola-hospital By Emily Goddard

Land earmarked for a new Sierra Leone National Olympic Committee headquarters looks set to become an Ebola hospital ©Sierra Leone NOCA piece of land earmarked for a new Sierra Leone National Olympic Committee headquarters looks set to become an emergency hospital for Ebola patients.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured ANOCA ANOC News News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:19:01 +0100
China reveals multi-billion dollar investment plan for sport http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1023349-china-reveals-multi-billion-dollar-investment-plan-for-sport http://www.insidethegames.biz/news/1023349-china-reveals-multi-billion-dollar-investment-plan-for-sport By Emily Goddard

China wants to grow its sports industry to CNY5 trillion by 2025 ©Getty ImagesChina today revealed plans to create a CNY5 trillion (£503 billion/$813 billion/€636 billion) sports industry by 2025.]]>
emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:02:52 +0100
Kazakhstan to only have to cover a third of costs if Almaty 2022 bid successful, claims Government http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1023345-kazakhstan-to-only-have-to-cover-a-third-of-costs-if-almaty-2022-bid-successful-claims-government http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1023345-kazakhstan-to-only-have-to-cover-a-third-of-costs-if-almaty-2022-bid-successful-claims-government By Daniel Etchells

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, holds the Olympic Torch in Almaty ahead of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, fellow bidders for the 2022 Winter Games ©Getty ImagesKazakhstan's Ministry of Culture and Sports has claimed the country would only have to cover a third of all expected expenses should Almaty be chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured 2022 Winter Olympics Winter Olympics Olympics News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:24:49 +0100
Navratilova hits out at ITF over "deafening silence" on Tarpischev Williams insult http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/tennis/1023339-navratilova-hits-out-at-itf-over-deafening-silence-on-tarpischev-williams-insult http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/tennis/1023339-navratilova-hits-out-at-itf-over-deafening-silence-on-tarpischev-williams-insult By Gary Anderson

Martina Navratilova has criticised the ITF for its silence over deragtory remarks about the Williams sister made by Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev ©Getty ImagesMartina Navratilova has accused the International Tennis Federation of "deafening silence" over the row that has erupted following alleged sexist and insulting remarks made by Russia's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Shamil Tarpischev about the Williams sisters.]]>
gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Tennis Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:01:19 +0100
Champagne calls for stronger National Associations within FIFA in latest Presidential candidacy letter http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1023347-champagne-calls-for-stronger-national-associations-within-fifa-in-latest-presidential-candidacy-letter http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1023347-champagne-calls-for-stronger-national-associations-within-fifa-in-latest-presidential-candidacy-letter By Paul Osborne

Jérôme Champagne has outlined a number of his key plans as he pushes ahead with his FIFA Presidency campaign ©Getty ImagesJérôme Champagne has called for a strengthening of National Associations as he detailed his "programme for the twenty-first century FIFA" and reform of the the world governing body's Executive Committee.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Football Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:27:52 +0100
China's Chen claims third gold medal and world record at Asian Para Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/asian-games/incheon-2014/1023346-china-chen-claims-third-gold-medal-and-world-record-at-asian-para-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/asian-games/incheon-2014/1023346-china-chen-claims-third-gold-medal-and-world-record-at-asian-para-games By Gary Anderson

Chen Junfei of China won her third Asian Para Games gold in Incheon today breaking her own world record ©Getty ImagesChina's Chen Junfei bagged her second and third gold medals of the Asian Para Games and broke her own world record in the process on the second day of action at the Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Incheon 2014 Asian Games Multi-Sport Games News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:13:27 +0100
Asian Beach Games an opportunity to boost tourism in Phuket, claims Thai Sports Minister http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/continental-associations/oca/1023342-asian-beach-games-an-opportunity-to-boost-tourism-in-phuket-claims-thai-sports-minister http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/continental-associations/oca/1023342-asian-beach-games-an-opportunity-to-boost-tourism-in-phuket-claims-thai-sports-minister By Nick Butler

Thailand Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangku has praised preparations for the Asian Beach Games ©TwitterThailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul has praised preparations for next month's Asian Beach Games in Phuket, claiming the event is a major opportunity for the regional tourism industry.]]>
nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Featured OCA ANOC News News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:26:57 +0100
IOC members Morariu and Baumann on Olympic sevens panel for IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rugby-sevens/1023331-ioc-members-morariu-and-baumann-on-olympic-sevens-panel-for-irb-world-rugby-conference-and-exhibition http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rugby-sevens/1023331-ioc-members-morariu-and-baumann-on-olympic-sevens-panel-for-irb-world-rugby-conference-and-exhibition By Gary Anderson

Romanian IOC member Octavian Morariu will speak on rugby sevens Olympic Games debut at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee members Octavian Morariu and Patrick Baumann have been confirmed on the Olympic sevens discussion panel which will meet at the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Rugby Conference and Exhibition next month.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Rugby Sevens Summer Sports Sports News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:14:07 +0100
Sir Ben Ainslie auctions Olympic sails for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation http://www.insidethegames.biz/collecting/1023350-sir-ben-ainslie-auctions-olympic-sails-for-andrew-simpson-sailing-foundation http://www.insidethegames.biz/collecting/1023350-sir-ben-ainslie-auctions-olympic-sails-for-andrew-simpson-sailing-foundation By Emily Goddard

Three of Sir Ben Ainslie's gold medal winning Finn sails are up for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation ©Getty ImagesSir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, has donated three of his gold medal winning Finn sails for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Collecting News Collecting Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:38 +0100
Slovak Olympic Committee launches online initiative at Olympic Academies seminar http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1023327-slovak-olympic-committee-launches-online-initiative-at-olympic-academies-seminar http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1023327-slovak-olympic-committee-launches-online-initiative-at-olympic-academies-seminar By Gary Anderson

The Slovak Olympic Committee has launched its "I Love Sport" online campaign ©Slovak Olympic CommitteeThe Slovak Olympic Committee has hosted a seminar for National Olympic Academies (NOAs) at which it launched a new online initiative called "I Love Sport".
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured EOC ANOC News News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:55:41 +0100
First Australian Para-sport Draft day in Melbourne uncovers four possible Paralympians http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1023334-first-australian-para-sport-draft-day-in-melbourne-uncovers-four-possible-paralympians http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1023334-first-australian-para-sport-draft-day-in-melbourne-uncovers-four-possible-paralympians By Gary Anderson

Potential Paralympians have been uncovered in Melbourne on the first testing day of the APC's Para-sport Draft campaign ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has identified four possible Paralympians following the first day of its Para-sport Draft campaign in Melbourne.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Paralympics News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:51:58 +0100
Paralympics New Zealand in search of classification manager http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1023340-paralympics-new-zealand-in-search-of-classification-manager http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1023340-paralympics-new-zealand-in-search-of-classification-manager By Paul Osborne

Paralympics New Zealand is currently recruiting a new classification manager ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) is on the search for a new classification manager to help lead the organisation's classification strategy.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Paralympics News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:55:57 +0100
World Squash Federation confirms new appointment to Board at Annual General Meeting http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/349-squash/1023330-world-squash-federation-confirms-new-appointment-to-board-at-annual-general-meeting http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/non-olympic-sports/349-squash/1023330-world-squash-federation-confirms-new-appointment-to-board-at-annual-general-meeting By Gary Anderson

Linda MacPhail joins (from left to right) Mohamed El-Menshawy, N Ramachandran and Hugo Hannes on the WSF Board ©WSFCanadian Linda MacPhail has been newly elected to the Board of the World Squash Federation (WSF) at the governing body's Annual General Meeting in Philadelphia.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Featured Squash Non-Olympic Sports Sports News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:47:24 +0100