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International Triathlon Union announces partnership with swimming coach platform

By Daniel Etchells

Swim Smooth will contribute its written video and presentation materials for ITUs sport development coaching courses ©Swim SmoothThe International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced a new partnership with swimming coach platform Swim Smooth to enhance its coach education programme.

World Cup champions lead nominees for Archer of the Year

By Nick Butler

Brady Ellison (right) and Marcus Dalmeida will clash again for World Archer of the Year ©World ArcheryFans have until the end of this month to vote for the World Archery Athletes of the Year, with World Cup and Summer Youth Olympic champions, as well as Brazilian prodigy Marcus Dalmeida, among the nominees.

Canadian Paralympic Committee launches search for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016 volunteers

By Daniel Etchells

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is calling for volunteers to join its Operations Mission Staff team for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©CPCThe Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is building its operations mission staff team for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016. 

NPCs in Americas take part in coaching and classification workshops for Toronto 2015

By Paul Osborne

The first workshop of The Road TO2015: Agitos Foundation took place in in Bogota, Colombia in December 2013 ©IPCRepresentatives from National Paralympic Committees across the Americas have met in Mexico City to take part in coaching and classification workshops as part of the "Road TO15: Agitos Foundation Sessions".

South Korean Prime Minister approves funding for new Pyeongchang 2018 facilities as rules out moving events abroad

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 has been given a boost after the Government agreed to fund a new 40,000-capacity arena for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies ©Getty ImagesFinancial approval was granted today to build a new KRW 86 billion (£50 million/$78 million/€64 million) 40,000-capacity venue to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang as South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won categorically ruled out moving any events abroad.

"We achieved even more than we dreamed about" at Sochi 2014, claims Putin

By Duncan Mackay

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the success of Sochi 2014 at his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow ©The KremlinThe success of Sochi 2014 surpassed the expectations of even Russia, despite international attempts to sabotage it, claimed President Vladimir Putin today.

Olympic gold medallist given eight-year ban by USADA for his part in Tyson Gay's doping offence

By Mike Rowbottom

Jon Drummond has received an eight-year ban for assisting his sprinter Tyson Gay to take banned substances ©Getty ImagesTyson Gay's coach, Jon Drummond, has been given an eight-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after arbitrators concluded he had convinced the sprinter - who has also served a doping suspension - to take illegal substances.

Basketball World Cup candidates attend workshop at FIBA headquarters

By Daniel Etchells

FIBA President Horacio Muratore (front, third from left) with the delegations of the six countries on the shortlist to stage the 2019 and 2023 editions of the Basketball World Cup ©FIBASix countries shortlisted to stage the next two editions of the Basketball World Cup have attended a workshop at the International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) headquarters in Mies. 

GB Taekwondo in search for heavyweight hopefuls in sight of Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

GB Taekwondo have lanunced the Fighting Chance initative as they look for heavyweight alent in the build up to Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesGB Taekwondo has launched a nationwide talent spotting initiative as it seeks new athletes to represent Britain at major international events, including the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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