News - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/component/content/featured Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:06:32 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Portuguese legend Figo to run for FIFA President http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1025189-portuguese-legend-figo-to-run-for-fifa-president http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/football/1025189-portuguese-legend-figo-to-run-for-fifa-president By Duncan Mackay

Former Portuguese international Luis Figo has announced that he will stand for FIFA President ©Getty ImagesFormer Portuguese international Luis Figo today announced that he will run for President of FIFA and claimed he had obtained the necessary five nominations from National Associations to support his candidacy.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Football Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:55:58 +0000
Bubka confirms he will stand against Coe to become IAAF President http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1025183-bubka-confirms-he-will-stand-against-coe-to-become-iaaf-president http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1025183-bubka-confirms-he-will-stand-against-coe-to-become-iaaf-president By Duncan Mackay

Sergey Bubka has announced that he is to stand for the Presidency of the IAAF ©Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka today officially confirmed that he will stand to replace Lamine Diack as President of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), pitting him against Britain's Sebastian Coe.]]>
duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Featured Athletics Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:02:48 +0000
IOC President Bach briefs Worldwide Olympic Partners on Olympic Agenda 2020 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1025202-ioc-president-bach-briefs-worldwide-olympic-partners-on-olympic-agenda-2020 http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/1025202-ioc-president-bach-briefs-worldwide-olympic-partners-on-olympic-agenda-2020 By Emily Goddard

IOC President Thomas Bach has welcomed senior representatives of the Worldwide TOP Partners to Lausanne for the Olympic Agenda 2020 TOPs summit ©IOCThomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has briefed Olympic sponsors in Lausanne on his Olympic Agenda 2020.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Olympics News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:35:50 +0000
Park Tae-Hwan to face international hearing and being stripped of Asian Games medals after positive drugs test http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/aquatics/1025184-park-tae-hwan-to-face-international-hearing-and-being-stripped-of-asian-games-medals-after-positive-drugs-test http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/aquatics/1025184-park-tae-hwan-to-face-international-hearing-and-being-stripped-of-asian-games-medals-after-positive-drugs-test By Liam Morgan

South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan could face a ban from swimming after testing positive for testosterone ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan is facing an international doping hearing after he tested positive for a banned substance, the Korea Swimming Federation (KSF) have announced.
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liam.morgan@insidethegames.biz (Liam Morgan) Featured Aquatics Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:19:27 +0000
Former UCI President McQuaid claims Lance Armstrong has been made a "scapegoat" for doping in cycling http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1025192-former-uci-president-mcquaid-claims-lance-armstrong-has-been-made-a-scapegoat-for-doping-in-cycling http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/cycling/1025192-former-uci-president-mcquaid-claims-lance-armstrong-has-been-made-a-scapegoat-for-doping-in-cycling By Liam Morgan

Former UCI President Pat McQuaid feels sympathy for Lance Armstrong and says he has been made a scapegoat for cycling's doping scandal ©Getty ImagesFormer International Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid claims disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been made a "scapegoat" in the sport's doping scandal and been the victim of a "witch-hunt".
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liam.morgan@insidethegames.biz (Liam Morgan) Featured Cycling Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:26:22 +0000
SportAccord Convention early-rate discount to end Saturday http://www.insidethegames.biz/sportaccord-convention/2015/1025194-sportaccord-convention-early-rate-discount-to-end-saturday http://www.insidethegames.biz/sportaccord-convention/2015/1025194-sportaccord-convention-early-rate-discount-to-end-saturday By Paul Osborne

Early-Rate Discount for the 2015 SportAccord Convention end on Saturday ©SACThe early-rate discount for admission to the 2015 SportAccord Convention is due to end on Saturday (January 31).
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured SportAccord Convention 2015 News SportAccord Convention News News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:53:39 +0000
Gwangju 2015 Main Operation Centre to be fit for purpose by March http://www.insidethegames.biz/universiade/summer-universiade/gwangju-2015/1025173-gwangju-2015-main-operation-centre-to-be-fit-for-purpose-by-march http://www.insidethegames.biz/universiade/summer-universiade/gwangju-2015/1025173-gwangju-2015-main-operation-centre-to-be-fit-for-purpose-by-march By Daniel Etchells

A total of 74 venue operations will be overseen by the Gwangju 2015 Main Operation Centre ©Gwangju 2015 Gwangju 2015 has started to set up the Summer Universiade's Main Operation Centre (MOC) after completing its reorganisation process, they have revealed. ]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade Universiade News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000
Qatar halt German run for historic semi-final place in World Handball Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/handball/1025204-qatar-halt-german-run-for-historic-semi-final-place-in-world-handball-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/handball/1025204-qatar-halt-german-run-for-historic-semi-final-place-in-world-handball-championships By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar celebrate a historic first appearance in the World Handball Championships after a quarter-final win over Germany ©Getty ImagesHosts Qatar, already historic achievers having reached the last eight of the World Handball Championships for the first time, now face Poland for a place in the final after earning a 26-24 win over a German side which had won every previous match.]]>
mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Featured Handball Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:29:13 +0000
France come to the fore at European Youth Olympic Festival http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1025205-france-come-to-the-fore-at-european-youth-olympic-festival http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/755-eoc/1025205-france-come-to-the-fore-at-european-youth-olympic-festival By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

France's Lou Jeanmonnot celebrates her biathlon 7.5 kilometres pursuit gold medal at the medal ceremony in Schruns ©ÖOC/GEPAFrance were the biggest winners on day three of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein, adding three gold medals to their tally.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Featured EOC ANOC News News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:22:25 +0000
Fernández looks set to successfully defend title at European Figure Skating Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skating/1025207-fernandez-looks-set-to-defend-title-at-european-figure-skating-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/skating/1025207-fernandez-looks-set-to-defend-title-at-european-figure-skating-championships By Emily Goddard

Javier Fernández has won the men's short programme event at the European Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm ©Getty ImagesJavier Fernández of Spain looks set to defend his title at the European Figure Skating Championships at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm after winning the men's short programme today.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Skating Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:37:27 +0000
Djokovic continues quest for eighth Grand Slam title with dominant quarter-final win at Australian Open http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/tennis/1025186-djokovic-continues-quest-for-eighth-grand-slam-title-with-dominant-quarter-final-win-at-australian-open http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/tennis/1025186-djokovic-continues-quest-for-eighth-grand-slam-title-with-dominant-quarter-final-win-at-australian-open By Liam Morgan

Novak Djokovic reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a dominant straight sets victory over Milos Raonic ©Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic maintained his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title as he breezed past Milos Raonic to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
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liam.morgan@insidethegames.biz (Liam Morgan) Featured Tennis Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:55:10 +0000
International Table Tennis Federation to offer record prize money in 2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/table-tennis/1025172-international-table-tennis-federation-to-offer-record-prize-money-in-2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/table-tennis/1025172-international-table-tennis-federation-to-offer-record-prize-money-in-2015 By Michael Pavitt

China won both the men and women's titles at the 2015 World Team Cup at the start of what the ITTF are predicting will be a record year ©Getty ImagesA record amount of prize money will be on offer at its events this year, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has revealed. ]]>
michael.pavitt@insidethegames.biz (Michael Pavitt) Featured Table Tennis Summer Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000
Famous television presenter added to list of Celebrity Ambassadors for Baku 2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/european-games/baku-2015/1025191-famous-television-presenter-added-to-list-of-celebrity-ambassadors-for-baku-2015 http://www.insidethegames.biz/major-games/european-games/baku-2015/1025191-famous-television-presenter-added-to-list-of-celebrity-ambassadors-for-baku-2015 By Paul Osborne

Azer Garib has become a Celebrity Ambassador for Baku 2015 ©AzerGaribPopular Azerbaijani television presenter Azer Garib has been added to the list of Celebrity Ambassadors for the Baku 2015 European Games.

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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Baku 2015 European Games Multi-Sport Games News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:07:13 +0000
Georgian powerlifter Iago Gorgodze banned for four years for failing doping test http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/powerlifting/1025200-georgian-powerlifter-iago-gorgodze-banned-for-four-years-for-failing-doping-test http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/powerlifting/1025200-georgian-powerlifter-iago-gorgodze-banned-for-four-years-for-failing-doping-test By Liam Morgan

Georgia's Iago Gorgodze has become the latest powerlifter to receive a doping ban ©IPCGeorgia's Iago Gorgodze has become the latest powerlifter to become embroiled in doping controversy after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced he has been banned for four years.
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liam.morgan@insidethegames.biz (Liam Morgan) Featured Powerlifting News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:22:22 +0000
International Wheelchair Rugby Federation launches new Athletes' Council http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/wheelchair-rugby/1025185-international-wheelchair-rugby-federation-launches-new-athletes-council http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/summer-sports/wheelchair-rugby/1025185-international-wheelchair-rugby-federation-launches-new-athletes-council By Paul Osborne

The IWRF has named the seven members of a new IWRF Athletes' Council ©IWRFThe International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced the seven players chosen to form the inaugural Athletes' Council.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Wheelchair Rugby News Summer Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:15:39 +0000
Downhill races return to IPC World Cup calendar in Tignes http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/winter-sports/alpine-skiing/1025201-downhill-races-return-to-ipc-world-cup-calendar-in-tignes http://www.insidethegames.biz/paralympics/winter-sports/alpine-skiing/1025201-downhill-races-return-to-ipc-world-cup-calendar-in-tignes By Paul Osborne

Marie Bochet claimed double victory at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Tignes ©Getty ImagesDownhill races made their return to the World Cup calendar today as the best skiers competed in two races less than a month before the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in Panorama, Canada.
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paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Featured Alpine Skiing News Winter Paralympic Sports Paralympics News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:46:42 +0000
Bègue shoots clean to take gold on opening day of Open European Biathlon Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/biathlon/1025203-begue-shoots-clean-to-take-gold-on-opening-day-of-open-european-biathlon-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/winter/biathlon/1025203-begue-shoots-clean-to-take-gold-on-opening-day-of-open-european-biathlon-championships By Emily Goddard

Aristide Bègue has won the junior men’s title on the opening day of Open European Biathlon Championships ©IBU/Andrei IvanovFrance's Aristide Bègue shot clean to take the junior men's title on the opening day of competition at the International Biathlon Union Open European Championships in Otepää, Estonia, today.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Featured Biathlon Winter Sports Sports News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:36:43 +0000