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ANOC President vows to work to address Olympic rugby eligibility issues

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah pledged to assist Samoa work with the IRB over the eligibility issue ©Getty ImagesAssociation of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has vowed to work with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to address eligibility issues ahead of the sport's return to the Olympics at Rio 2016.

Om’s a Phenom for North Korea

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

North Korea's Om Yun Chol claimed the first gold medal of the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty ©IWFThe Phen-om, as he is bound to be known before long, has struck again.

NOCs must work to raise public awareness of European Games, claims Baku 2015 chief

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Baku 2015 chief operating officer Simon Clegg believes much effort is being made to increase public awareness of the European Games ©Baku 2015National Olympic Committees must work in conjunction with Baku 2015 to help public awareness of the first European Games, they were warned here today. 

England 2015 is set to be a record-breaking Rugby World Cup, claims IRB chairman

By David Owen

Next year's rugby World Cup in England will set records for spectators, hospitality, activities and broadcasting ©Getty ImagesNext year's rugby World Cup in England will set records for spectators, hospitality activities and broadcasting, Bernard Lapasset, International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman has told insidethegames.

Matthew aiming to retain world crown at Qatar PSA Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Nick Matthew is aiming to retain his World Championship crown ©PSABritain's world champion Nick Matthew has revealed he is looking forward to beginning the defence of his title when the 2014 Qatar Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship gets underway at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. 

Canadian Paralympic coaches honoured at Sport Leadership Awards Gala

By Nick Butler

Robin McKeever (left), pictured with brother Brian, has been honoured for his coaching ©Getty ImagesRobin McKeever, brother and guide to 10-time Winter Paralympic gold medal winning skier, Brian, has been among those awarded at the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards in Ottawa.

Solomon Islands hoping workshop will help Paralympic development plans for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

The Solomon Islands made their Paralympic debut at London 2012 ©FacebookAn athlete pathway for Rio 2016 has been established by the Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee following a successful Agitos Foundation programme. 

London 2012 gold post box vandalised

By Duncan Mackay

Mickey Bushell won the T53 100 metres at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesA special postbox painted in gold to celebrate the victory of Britian's Mickey Bushell at London 2012 has been vandalised.

Generations For Peace agrees two-year partnership with UNICEF

By Daniel Etchells

A variety of activities will be strategically implemented to engage children and youth as part of the social cohesion programme ©GFPGenerations For Peace has agreed a two-year partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which will see the implementation of a social cohesion programme benefitting at least 5,000 Jordanian and Syrian refugee children and youths in 12 host communities, it is claimed.
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