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Asian football chief forces rule change which jeopardises Prince Ali's FIFA Executive Committee place

By Gary Anderson

Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa has managed to push through his plans to merge the AFC Presidency with the FIFA vice-Presidents role ©Getty Images Bahrain's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa has scored a major political victory after members voted at its Extraordinary Congress in São Paulo today to merge his role with that of FIFA vice-president.

Bach hails CONI as benchmark for rest of the world as celebrates centenary

By Gary Anderson

IOC President Thomas Bach presents CONI President Giovanni Malagò with a special gift to mark centenary celebrations ©CONIInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is a benchmark for other organisations around the world during a visit to Rome to mark its centenary.

Welsh netball coach sacked on eve of Glasgow 2014 after internal probe

By Nick Butler

It is hoped the departure of Hyndman, pictured coaching in 2011, should not affect the team in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesWales' netball team are still targeting a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month despite confirmation Melissa Hyndman has been sacked as coach and replaced by Laura Williams on an interim basis.

International Table Tennis Federation appoints Rightster to boost YouTube channel

By Emily Goddard

The International Table Tennis Federation has appointed Rightster to boost its YouTube channel ©Rightster The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it is teaming up with Rightster to develop the sport's dedicated YouTube channel. 

Ticket ballot opened as route for Queen's Baton Relay through Glasgow city announced

By Gary Anderson

The Queen's Baton Relay will complete the final leg of its global journey with a three-day tour around host city Glasgow ©Glasgow 2014Fans and spectators have the opportunity to apply for tickets for a free party at the end of each of the three days that the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton makes its way through the city after the route for the Relay was unveiled today.

First Paralympic Sport Advisory Group meeting held as Britain targets more success

By Gary Anderson

The BPA Sport Advisory Group has met for the first time as it plans for medal success at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has held the first meeting of its Sport Advisory Group, which aims to provide strategic advice to influence and develop the BPA's Paralympic Preparation Strategy for future Games.

USOC chairman calls for IOC members to be stripped of Olympic host city voting right

By Emily Goddard

Larry Probst believes only IOC Executive Board members should have the right to vote for Olympic host cities ©Getty ImagesLarry Probst, chairman of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), is calling for International Olympic Committee (IOC) members to be stripped of their right to vote for Games host cities.

Ruling on World Cups set to take place in September or October, claims Blatter

By Paul Osborne

Sepp Blatter said that a vote to decide the validity of the World Cup bids would take place in September or October ©FIFA via Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed its Executive Committee will rule on the validity of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in either September or October.

Opening World Cup game plunged into crisis as São Paulo metro workers vote for indefinite strike

By Zjan Shirinian

The strike has left a city used to traffic jams facing some of the worst it has seen ©AFP/Getty ImagesMetro workers in São Paulo have voted to stay on strike indefinitely, plunging the opening FIFA World Cup game in the city on Thursday into potential chaos.
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