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Better news on Lottery front for Sport England and UK Sport

By David Owen

Returns to good causes rose 0.4 per cent in the period April 1 to September 27 compared to a year ago ©Getty ImagesThere was qualified good news for recipients of UK National Lottery money, including UK Sport, the elite sports funding body, and Sport England, its grass-roots counterpart, today.

Television and marketing director set to leave World Archery after nine years

By Daniel Etchells

The Archery World Cup final in Lausanne fittingly marked the end of Didier Mieville's career with World Archery ©Getty ImagesWorld Archery's television and marketing director Didier Mieville is set to leave his role of nine years,  making last month's World Cup final in his hometown Lausanne, his final event with the sport's governing body. 

Albanian athletes set to benefit from special Rio 2016 funding programme

By Gary Anderson

The Olympic Committee of Albania has announced that a number of athletes will benefit from a special funding programme in the build-up to Rio 2016 ©Olympic Committee of AlbaniaA number of Albanian athletes have been selected to benefit from a special funding programme being run by the Olympic Committee of Albania in order to improve their chances of success at Rio 2016. 

Sitting volleyball player Stinissen elected vice-chair of IPC Athletes' Council

By Zjan Shirinian

Elvira Stinissen was voted on to the IPC Athletes' Council during London 2012 ©Getty ImagesDutch sitting volleyball player Elvira Stinissen has been elected vice-chair of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes' Council, it has been announced.

Swimming Canada appoint new Para-swimming senior manager of high-performance

By Gary Anderson

James Hood has been appointed as the senior mangaer of high performance for Para-swimming at Swimming Canada ©Swimming CanadaSwimming Canada has announced that James Hood has been appointed to the role of senior manager of its Para-swimming high-performance programme.

Britain's Invictus Games Armed Forces team to be awarded for inspirational performance

By Zjan Shirinian

The 132 members of the British team are being honoured at tonight's Pride of Britain Awards ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe British Armed Forces team which represented their nation at the inaugural Invictus Games last month will be presented with a Pride of Britain Award today.

United States retain Basketball World Championship for Women with victory over Spain

By Gary Anderson

The United States celebrate retaining their Basketball World Championship for Women title in Istanbul ©Getty ImagesThe United States retained their Basketball World Championship for Women crown with a dominant display against first-time finalists Spain in Istanbul and never looked troubled on their way to a 77-64 victory.

Russia prevail against Serbia to complete third round line-up at Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Russia celebrate their victory over Serbia to secure their place in the third round ©Getty Images  Two-time defending champions Russia secured the sixth and final place in the third round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship in Italy after cruising to a 28-26, 25-18, 25-17 victory against Serbia in Pool F.

Rising star Biles in supreme form at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Simone Biles was in scintillating form in Nanning ©Getty ImagesThe United States and 17-year-old rising star Simone Biles have dominated the first day of women's qualifications at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.
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