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Prince Harry and Earl of Wessex to support British National Paralympic Day

By Emily Goddard

Prince Edward will attend National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month ©Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, have announced they are to support Great Britain's National Paralympic Day, due to take place at the end of this month.

World Championship gold medallist claims women's 1500m running now rivals strength in depth of men's high jumping

By Mike Rowbottom in Stockholm

Jennifer Simpson (left) shows her silver medal after last year's 1500m final at the World Championships in Moscow, alongside champion Abeba Aregawi and (right) bronze medallist Hellen Obiri of Kenya ©Getty ImagesOn the eve of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting here Jennifer Simpson, the 2011 world 1500 metres champion from the United States, has likened the strength of her event to that of the men's high jump, which has boasted six performers at 2.40 metres or better this season.

Gwangju 2015 launches UN Youth Leadership Programme

By Gary Anderson

Gwangju 2015 secretary general Kim Yoon-suk launches the United Nations Youth Leadership Programme ©Gwangju 2015Kim Yoon-suk, secretary general of Gwangju 2015, has launched a United Nations Youth Leadership Programme in the South Korean city ahead of next year's Summer Universiade.

New website launched by AIBA Pro Boxing

By Gary Anderson

AIBA Pro Boxing has launched a new website created by Skylab ©AIBAA new website developed by digital innovation company Skylab has been unveiled by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) ahead of the launch of its Pro Boxing competition in October.

Ugandan sports federations urged to "wake up" by German expert Lange

By Gary Anderson

Ugandan Sports Federations have been urged to do more to develop new sports stars such as Commonwealth Games champion Moses Kipsiro ©Getty ImagesGerman sports development expert Gunter Lange has urged sports federations in Uganda to develop more organised structures and accused some officials of not doing enough to create a future for sport in the country.

British Eurosport to broadcast Badminton World Championships live

By Emily Goddard

British Eurosport 2 will broadcast the Badminton World Championships live ©British Eurosport 2This year's Badminton World Championships will be aired live from Copenhagen on British Eurosport 2, the broadcaster has announced.

Paralympic medallists all in contention after first day at Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Reigning champions Alexander Rickham and Niki Birrell lie in second place overal after day one of the Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships ©Getty ImagesAll three classes at the International Federation for Disabled Sailing Combined (IFDS) World Championships in Halifax, Canada are nicely poised after the first day of racing at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.

Russian Olympic Committee launches Sport for All campaign to encourage greater physical activity

By Gary Anderson

The Russian Olympic Committee is encouraging people to get more physically active through with launch of online campaign ©ROCThe Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has launched a new online campaign called Sport for All aiming to make regular exercise a part of everyday life.

Wins for Italy and New Zealand as rain halts action again at Women's Softball World Championship

By Emily Goddard

The Dominican Republic defeated Chinese Taipei 7-0 on day five of the Women's Softball World Championship ©Haarlem 2014/FacebookItaly and New Zealand were among the victorious nations on day five of the Women's Softball World Championship as more rain halted some of the big action expected at the competition in Haarlem.
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