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UN special adviser Lemke named as 2014 World Karate Championships patron

By Emily Goddard

Wilfried Lemke has been named as a patron the Bremen 2014 World Karate Championships ©WikipediaThe World Karate Federation (WKF) has revealed Wilfried Lemke, the special adviser of the secretary general of the United Nations on Sport for Development and Peace, as a patron of this year's World Karate Championships in Bremen, Germany.

England 2015 announces 41 team bases for Rugby World Cup

By Emily Goddard

St George's Park is among the 41 facilities across England and Wales that will act as team bases for the nations competing at next year’s Rugby World Cup ©WikipediaEngland 2015 has named the 41 facilities across England and Wales that will act as team bases for the 20 nations competing at next year's Rugby World Cup.

Brazilian mixed doubles scullers hold off Israel by a second at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing on day three of the World Championships on Amsterdam's Bosbaan Lake had to be suspended when wind conditions changed ©Getty ImagesIn a thrilling finish to the TA mixed double sculls repechage on the third day of racing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Brazilian Para-rowing pairing of Josiane Lima and Michel Gomes Pessanha finished just a second ahead of Israel's Reuven Magnagey and Yuliya Cnernoy in a time of 4min 49.27sec, with both qualifying for the A final.

Olympic Sports Confederation of Denmark signs deal with insurance firm Købstædernes

By Gary Anderson

The DIF has signed a sponsorship deal which it hopes will help support further Danish Olympic success such as Lasse Norman Hansen's gold at London 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Olympic Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) has announced the signing of a lucrative partnership deal with Købstædernes Insurance with the aim of supporting Danish athletes' goal of winning 10 medals at Rio 2016. 

Coaches complete training course organised by Bahrain Olympic Committee

By Zjan Shirinian

The National Coaching Programme saw 22 people learning under the guidance of four instructors ©Bahrain Olympic CommitteeTwenty-two coaches have completed a National Coaching Programme course organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee's Sports Training and Development Section

Spanish ski resort La Molina to host 2015 Para-Snowboard World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

The slopes of La Molina will host the 2015 Para-Snowboard World Championships ©Getty ImagesSpanish ski resort La Molina has been named as the host of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Para-Snowboard World Championships.

Murray says body "failed him" after first round scare at US Open

By Zjan Shirinian

Andy Murray battled cramp to advance to the second round in four sets ©Getty ImagesAndy Murray said his body "failed" him after he battled through cramp to win his opening match at the US Open.

Nanjing hosts Chinese Olympic Committee Youth Camp

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The 2nd COC Youth Camp is preparing to get underway in Nanjing ©COCYoung campers across Asian have been attending the training centre of the Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Sports here for the second Youth Camp organised by the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC). 

Germany secures early lead in team dressage at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH finished at the top of the leaderboard after day one of the dressage team championship at the World Equestrian Games ©Dirk Caremans/FEIGerman riders have claimed an early lead in the dressage team grand prix after the first day of competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
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