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Pools drawn for second round of Sevens World Series in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

Fiji will be looking to build on a promising Sevens World Series start by defending their Dubai Sevens title ©Getty ImagesAs the dust settles on the first round of the Sevens World Series in Gold Coast, attention will now turn to the second round in Dubai after the Pool line-ups were finalised for the event.

Iran celebrates National Paralympic Day

By Gary Anderson

Around 8,000 children with disabilities took part in National Paralympic Day celebrations in Tehran ©Iran NPCThe Iranian National Paralympic Committee held a number of events across the country to celebrate National Paralympic Day, including an event at the Azadi Sports Complex in capital Tehran that saw 8,000 children with a disability take part in activities.

Biles most successful US female at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with six gold medals

By Gary Anderson

Simone Biles holds the most World Championship titles of any female American gymnast with six ©Getty ImagesSimone Biles claimed two more gold medals on the final day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning to surpass Shannon Miller as the most successful female gymnast from the United States in terms of world titles.

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.
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