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FIVB signs deal with Rosetta Stone to teach English to referees

By Nick Butler at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan

 FIVB President Ary S Graça was joined in Milan by Rosetta Stone representative Sabine Schnorr ©FIVBLanguage learning software company Rosetta Stone have been appointed by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to help all referees and staff become proficient in speaking English, it was announced here today.

Wheelchair racers George and McFadden reign supreme in Chicago once again

By Gary Anderson

Joshua George claimed his fourth Chicago Marathon win today in a dramatic finish ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmericans Joshua George and Tatyana McFadden reigned supreme at the Chicago Marathon once again, winning their fourth and fifth wheelchair racing titles respectively at the event.

Bahrain Olympic Committee welcome UAE delegation promoting women's award

By Zjan Shirinian

General coordinator Khawla Al Muhairi is leading the visiting delegation ©BOCA delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) promoting an award for outstanding female athletes has arrived in Bahrain to spread the word about the prize.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive urges Gold Coast 2018 to "be yourselves"

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

David Grevemberg is looking ahead to his role at the head of the CGF and the next journey of the Movement, Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty ImagesGlasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg has urged Gold Coast 2018 to put their own stamp on the Commonwealth Games, an event he is set to be closely involved in when he takes up his new role. 

OCA must resolve Asian Games boxing judging problems, claims Philippine Olympic Committee President

By Nick Butler

POC President Jose Cojuangco Jr believes action needs to be taken to resolve problems in the judging of boxing ©TwitterPhilippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Jose Cojuangco has called for the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to look into problems with the judging of boxing competitions, because, he claims, the current rules are setting a bad example to athletes.

Putin in Sochi as Hamilton wins inaugural Russian Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by Vladimir Putin after winning the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi ©Getty ImagesRussian President Vladimir Putin was in Sochi to hand over the winning trophy to Lewis Hamilton after the Briton dominated from start to finish to claim victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix around the city's Olympic Park.

Port Moresby 2015 signs up Daltron as gold sponsor

By Emily Goddard

Graham Rix and Emma Waiwai shake on the deal between Port Moresby 2015 and Daltron ©Port Moresby 2015/FacebookPort Moresby 2015 has signed up Daltron as a gold sponsor of next year's Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea's capital.

United States overcome Chinese to win first Volleyball Women's World Championship title

By Nick Butler at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan

The US team on the way to a historic World Championship victory over China ©AFP/Getty Images"Born in the USA" rang around the Mediolanum Arena here tonight as the United States broke a 62-year duck by defeating China 3-1 to win their first ever International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship final.

Fiji strike first blow in Rio 2016 qualification race with victory at Gold Coast Sevens

By Gary Anderson

Fiji kicked off the Sevens World Series with victory in the Gold Coast ©AFP/Getty ImagesFiji survived a second-half Samoan fight-back to secure victory in round one of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Gold Coast and take the early initiative in the race for Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification.
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