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Report exposes "discrepancies" between number of British state school pupils and elite sport participation

By Paul Osborne

The Youth Sport Trust has called for schools to wake up to the advantages gained by playing competitive sport before, during and after school ©Getty ImagesBritain's Youth Sport Trust has called for schools that do not truly value the place of sport to "wake up" following Ofsted's latest report "Going the extra mile".

Packed programme of activities as Bahrain prepares to celebrate Olympic Day

By Zjan Shirinian

Events will be held in various parts of the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park, as shown in this map ©Bahrain Olympic CommitteeBahrain's Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park will host everything from a walkathon to a theatre show on Monday (June 23) to celebrate Olympic day.

Band East40 to perform Glasgow 2014 charity single at London's St James’s Palace

By Gary Anderson

The East40 band members will be boarding the Virgin train in Glasgow bound for London and a performance at St James' Palace ©TwitterSchoolchildren from the east end of Glasgow are set to travel to London next week to perform a special charity single at St James's Palace called Let the Games Begin, which has been released ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games.

UNIQLO named sponsor for number of ITF's flagship wheelchair tennis events

By Paul Osborne

The ITF has signed a three-year partnership agreeement with UNIQLO naming the company sponsor of some of the body's major properties ©ITFThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has today signed a three year-partnership agreement with Japanese clothing company UNIQLO, naming it the title sponsor for a number of the governing body's flagship wheelchair tennis properties.

Members of Armed Forces to volunteer in key roles at inaugural Invictus Games

By Gary Anderson

More than 300 members of the Armed Forces will volunteer at the inaugural Invictus Games which are backed by Prince Harry ©Getty Images More than 300 members of the British Armed Forces will act as volunteers at the inaugural Invictus Games later this year, where they will be assisting teams from participating nations and undertaking stewarding duties.

Sochi 2014 unveils $261 million profit

By David Owen

Sochi 2014 made a profit of $261 million, according to early results ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Organising Committee of this year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi has announced an operating profit of nine billion roubles (£153 million/$261 million/€192 million), according to preliminary estimates.

Japan Consortium signs $1 billion television deal with IOC that includes Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Olympic cameramanThe Japan Consortium, which includes public-service broadcaster NHK and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association (JBA), has extended its Olympic Games rights deal through to the 2024 summer edition in a 110 billion yen (£593 million/$1 billion/€733 million) deal which includes Tokyo 2020.

Youngsters take centre stage as Hampden Park tests new track for Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Hampden Park will get its first taste of athletics action with the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe newly transformed Hampden Park is set to stage its first athletics event ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games when it hosts the two-day Scottish Schools Championships, which get underway tomorrow.

International press chief calls on FIFA to improve security after Chile fans storm Maracanã media centre

By Duncan Mackay

Fans from Chile stormed the media centre at the Estádio Maracanã before their team's match against Spain ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere are calls from the head of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) for security to be increased at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil after more than 200 Chilean fans stormed the media centre at the Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro an hour before their match against Spain last night. 
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