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Organised crime using sport betting to launder $140 billion each year, report reveals

By Emily Goddard

A new University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and International Centre for Sport Security report has shown organised crime networks are using sport betting to launder $140 billion ©ICSSOrganised crime networks are using sport betting to launder $140 billion (£83 billion/€102 billion) each year, a new report released today has revealed.

ITTF equals FIVB for most National Association members of any sport

By Paul Osborne

The ITTF now has 220 National Associations which is the equal most of any sport in the world ©Getty ImagesThe International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) now has the joint-most National Associations after Mali and the US Virgin Islands joined its ranks.

New Zealand "working hard" to assess viability of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 bid

By Nick Butler

New Zealand's female football team in action during the London 2012 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's football fraternity is bidding to convince the Government the merits of bidding for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, with final confirmation of the bid required in October.

Glasgow City Council agrees to fly LGBT flag for Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

The LGBT rainbow flag looks set to be flown over Glasgow City Chambers for this year's Commonwealth Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesGlasgow City councillors have agreed to allow the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rainbow flag to be flown at City Chambers prior to the Glasgow 2014 Games.

Canadian Olympic Committee create new award in honour of late journalist

By Gary Anderson

The Canadian Olympic Committee has created a special award in honour of sports journalist Randy Starkman ©COCThe Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has announced the creation of the Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award in honour of the former sports journalist who died of pneumonia in May 2012.

Rio 2016 claim "progress being made" but admit less than 40 per cent of work completed with two years to go

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 insist that improvements are taking place, including in the much maligned Deodoro Cluster where equestrian is one of nine sports to be held ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroRio 2016 have hit back at critics who claim venues will remain incomplete when the Olympic and Paralympic Games begin in a little over two years' time, by insisting 38 per cent of venues are already completed and there is progress with all the others. 

Glasgow 2014 admit unsuccessful customers charged "in error" as ticketing crisis continues

By Nick Butler

The Glasgow 2014 ticketing website remains closed after multiple problems in recent days ©Glasgow 2014Callers who attempted to unsuccessfully purchase tickets for Glasgow 2014 but were charged in error will be refunded as soon as possible, organisers have confirmed, as problems with their ticketing system continues. 

AIBA approves Boxing India as new governing body for sport in the country

By Gary Anderson

AIBA has chosen Boxing India as the body to take boxing in India forward ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Boxing Association (AIBA) has today announced it has provisionally approved the application of Boxing India as the new governing body for the sport in the country.

Ticketmaster to blame again as first Rugby World Cup sales window postponed

By Nick Butler

Ticketmaster have had problems distributing tickets for Glasgow 2014 and England 2015 this week ©TicketmasterA disastrous week for Ticketmaster has hit an embarrassing low after it was announced the first round of ticket sales for the England 2015 Rugby World Cup has been postponed due to problems with the online system.
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