News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:18 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Gosper pleads for return of stolen 1954 Commonwealth Games gold medal http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022563-gosper-pleads-for-return-of-stolen-1954-commonwealth-games-gold-medal http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022563-gosper-pleads-for-return-of-stolen-1954-commonwealth-games-gold-medal By Emily Goddard

Kevan Gosper has urged for the return of his stolen Vancouver 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesKevan Gosper, the Australian former International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president, has had the athletics gold medal he won at the Vancouver 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games stolen from his home.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:40:38 +0100
Yarygin named first female vice-president of United World Wrestling http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/wrestling/1022561-yarygin-named-first-female-vice-president-of-united-world-wrestling http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/wrestling/1022561-yarygin-named-first-female-vice-president-of-united-world-wrestling By Emily Goddard

Natalia Yarygin has been named as the first ever female vice-president of United World Wrestling ©Alexandr Oreshnikov/WrestRus.RuNatalia Yarygin, the widow of two-time Olympic wrestling champion Ivan Yarygin, has been named as the first ever female vice-president of United World Wrestling.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Wrestling Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:27:18 +0100
United States successfully defend title to remain basketball world champions http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/basketball/1022570-united-states-successfully-defend-title-to-remain-basketball-world-champions http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/basketball/1022570-united-states-successfully-defend-title-to-remain-basketball-world-champions Emily Goddard

The United States are the basketball world champions ©Getty ImagesThe United States today defeated Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and become the first repeat world champions since Yugoslavia in 2002.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Basketball Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:00:30 +0100
French winners Lesueur, Lavillenie and Compaoré help Europe to easy IAAF Continental Cup win http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022568-france-s-winners-lesueur-lavillenie-and-compaore-help-team-europe-to-easy-iaaf-continental-cup-win-in-marrakech http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022568-france-s-winners-lesueur-lavillenie-and-compaore-help-team-europe-to-easy-iaaf-continental-cup-win-in-marrakech By Mike Rowbottom

Renaud Lavillenie gets a lift as Team Europe celebrate a huge victory in the second IAAF Continental Cup at Marrakech ©Getty ImagesMaximum points from three French athletes - Éloyse Lesueur, Renaud Lavillenie and Benjamin Compaoré  - helped Team Europe build on their comfortable overnight lead to win the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Continental Cup in Marrakech by a huge margin from the Americas.]]>
mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:26:03 +0100
Contador secures third Vuelta a España victory http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1022569-contador-secures-third-vuelta-a-espana-victory http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1022569-contador-secures-third-vuelta-a-espana-victory By Emily Goddard

Alberto Contador has won his third Vuelta a España ©Getty ImagesAlberto Contador has won his third Vuelta a España after comfortably maintaining his overall lead in today's 21st and final stage time trial.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:07:31 +0100
Bisultanov moves Russia to top of medals table as Judo Grand Prix closes in Zagreb http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1022567-bisultanov-moves-russia-top-the-medal-table-as-judo-grand-prix-comes-to-a-close-in-zagreb http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1022567-bisultanov-moves-russia-top-the-medal-table-as-judo-grand-prix-comes-to-a-close-in-zagreb By Paul Osborne

Adlan Bisultanov sent Russia to the top of the medal table at the Zagreb Judo Grand Prix ©IJFEuropean bronze medallist Adlan Bisultanov sent Russia to the top of the medals table in Croatia as the Zagreb Judo Grand Prix drew to a close today.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Judo Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:32:24 +0100
Kim claims first major title with victory at Evian Championship http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/golf/1022565-kim-claims-first-major-title-with-victory-at-evian-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/golf/1022565-kim-claims-first-major-title-with-victory-at-evian-championships By Paul Osborne

Hyo-Joo Kim has won her first ever Major title with victory at the Evian Championships ©LGPASouth Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim has secured her first ever major title with victory at the Evian Championship.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Golf Summer Sports Sports News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:40:32 +0100
China's Qinan seals 50m rifle three positions gold at Shooting World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/shooting/1022555-china-s-qinan-seals-50m-3-positions-rifle-gold-at-shooting-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/shooting/1022555-china-s-qinan-seals-50m-3-positions-rifle-gold-at-shooting-world-championships By Paul Osborne

Zhu Qinan secured gold in the 50m 3 positions rifle event at the ISSF World Championships ©ISSF/Michael SchreiberZhu Qinan secured the only individual gold medal of the day at the Shooting World Championships as he edged out Russia's Sergey Kamenskiy in the 50 metre rifle three positions event in Granada.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Shooting Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:42:23 +0100
Brazil, Russia and France book spots in third round of Volleyball World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/volleyball/1022562-brazil-russia-and-france-book-spots-in-third-round-of-volleyball-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/volleyball/1022562-brazil-russia-and-france-book-spots-in-third-round-of-volleyball-world-championships By Paul Osborne

Brazil are one of three teams to book a spot in the third round of the Volleyball World Championships in Poland ©Getty ImagesBrazil, Russia and France sealed their spots in the third round of the Volleyball World Championships today in Poland following emphatic wins on the penultimate day of Round II pool play.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Volleyball Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:48:00 +0100
Busy day of sport at Invictus Games as hosts Britain take wheelchair basketball gold http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1022560-busy-day-of-sport-at-invictus-games-as-hosts-take-wheelchair-basketball-gold http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1022560-busy-day-of-sport-at-invictus-games-as-hosts-take-wheelchair-basketball-gold By Paul Osborne

Great Britain won wheelchair basketball gold as action continues at the Invictus Games ©Getty ImagesThere was another team gold for hosts Great Britain at the Invictus Games today as the British armed forces surged to victory in the wheelchair basketball on the penultimate day of sporting action.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Paralympics News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:00:19 +0100
Fiji, South Africa, China and France become core sides for Women's Rugby Sevens World Series http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rugby-sevens/1022557-fiji-south-africa-china-and-france-become-core-sides-for-the-2014-2015-irb-women-s-sevens-world-series http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/rugby-sevens/1022557-fiji-south-africa-china-and-france-become-core-sides-for-the-2014-2015-irb-women-s-sevens-world-series By Paul Osborne

Fiji secured top honours at the Hong Kong qualifier to become one of four new core sides at the IRB Womens Sevens World Series ©Power Sport Images for HKRFFiji, South Africa, China and France will be core sides in the 2014-2015 International Rugby Board Women's Sevens World Series after finishing as the top four teams in the Hong Kong qualifier.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Rugby Sevens Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:30:31 +0100
Brazil to stage International Para-Sports Conference http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1022559-brazil-to-stage-international-para-sports-conference http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/1022559-brazil-to-stage-international-para-sports-conference By Emily Goddard

Brazil will host this year's International Para-Sports Conference ©Brazilian Paralympic Committee The Brazilian Paralympic Committee has announced it will stage this year's International Para-Sports Conference from November 5 to 7.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Paralympics News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:34:09 +0100
Four titles decided on penultimate day of Para-Table Tennis World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/table-tennis/1022564-four-titles-decided-on-penultimate-day-of-para-table-tennis-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/table-tennis/1022564-four-titles-decided-on-penultimate-day-of-para-table-tennis-world-championships By Paul Osborne

Korea secured two golds on the penultimate day of action at the Para-Table Tennis World Championships ©ITTFThere were four titles decided on the penultimate day of action at the Para-Table Tennis World Championships in Beijing today as France, South Korea and Japan all secured top honours in their respective groups.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Table Tennis News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:07:27 +0100
Pistorius eligibility for future competition to be discussed by SASCOC http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1022553-pistorius-eligibility-for-future-competition-to-be-discussed-by-sascoc http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/athletics/1022553-pistorius-eligibility-for-future-competition-to-be-discussed-by-sascoc By Duncan Mackay

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide by a court in Pretoria after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius' participation in future international competition will be discussed by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) at a meeting on Thursday (September 18).]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Athletics News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:44:33 +0100
Sri Lanka set to keep 2017 Asian Youth Games after giving reassurances to Sheikh Ahmad http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/continental-associations/oca/1022546-sri-lanka-set-to-keep-2017-asian-youth-games-after-giving-reassurances-to-sheikh-ahmad http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/continental-associations/oca/1022546-sri-lanka-set-to-keep-2017-asian-youth-games-after-giving-reassurances-to-sheikh-ahmad By Duncan Mackay

The 2017 Asian Youth Games in Hambantota is due to follow Nanjing, which hosted the event in 2013 Ajith Nivard Cabraal, head of the Organising Committee for the Asian Youth Games in Sri Lanka, meets OCA President Sheikh Ahmad. Al-Fahad Al-Sabah at a meeting where they reassured him that they could organise the event ©Chinese Olympic CommitteeA threat to move the 2017 Asian Youth Games from Sri Lanka and award it to Qatar instead appears to have been lifted.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured OCA ANOC News News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:19:24 +0100
FIFA to double women’s development funding http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1022544-fifa-to-double-women-s-development-funding http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1022544-fifa-to-double-women-s-development-funding By David Owen

FIFA has announced that it is to double its development funding for women's football over its next four-year cycle ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA has announced that it is to double its development funding for women's football over its next four-year cycle, culminating with the World Cup in Russia in 2018.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Football Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:36:45 +0100
France hold off Lithuania to take third place in FIBA Basketball World Cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/basketball/1022550-france-hold-off-lithuania-to-take-third-place-in-fiba-basketball-world-cup http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/basketball/1022550-france-hold-off-lithuania-to-take-third-place-in-fiba-basketball-world-cup By Duncan Mackay

France celebrate winning the bronze medals at the FIBA Basketball World Cup  ©Getty ImagesFrance beat Lithuania 95-93 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in the third-place playoff in the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid to complete their best performance at the tournament. ]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Basketball Summer Sports Sports News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:48:06 +0100