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Lucerne pin hopes on financial support from Swiss Government for 2021 Winter Universiade bid

By Zjan Shirinian

Financial backing from the Siwss Government is needed for a Lucerne bid for the 2021 Winter Universiade to happen ©Getty ImagesPolitical chiefs in Lucerne are pinning their hopes on the financial backing of the Swiss Government to set the wheels in motion for a bid to stage the 2021 Winter Universiade.

"Turning point" for Gwangju 2015 as they use Asian Games to get first-hand experience

By Zjan Shirinian

Gwangju Universiade Organising Committee members have been dispatched as "supporting agents" to the Incheon Asian Games ©Gwangju 2015Organisers of next year's Summer Universiade in Gwangju have described the hands-on experience they have gained at the ongoing Asian Games as a "turning point".

Former Russian Minister of Sport praises preparations for Baku 2015 Games

By Daniel Etchells

Simon Clegg, chief operating officer of Baku 2015, welcomes two-time Olympic champion, Viacheslav Fetisov, to the Baku 2015 headquarters ©Baku 2015Viacheslav Fetisov, Russia's Minister of Sport between 2002 and 2008, who played a prominent role in Sochi's successful bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, has praised the preparations for the Baku 2015 European Games after a visit to the headquarters.

Kazakhstan lead medal charge at Incheon 2014 as biggest names in Asian sport excel

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Mutaz Aissa Barsham celebrates high jump gold for Qatar ©Getty ImagesTwo of the continent's biggest sporting names, high jumper Mutaz Aissa Barsham and badminton superstar Lin Dan, each won gold today at the Asian Games, but it was Kazakhstan who had most to smile about after dominating a packed day of canoe sprint finals.

FIFA player insurance scheme renewed until 2018

By David Owen

The Club Protection Programme has bene renewed for four years by FIFA's ruling Executive Committee ©Getty ImagesFIFA's ruling Executive Committee has approved the renewal of the Club Protection Programme (CPP) - the scheme designed to remove a longstanding bone of contention by compensating clubs when players they employ are injured on international duty - for a further four years.

Sebastian Coe to headline speaker list at Securing Sport 2014

By Daniel Etchells

Sebastian Coe was an instrumental figure in bringing the Olympic Games to London in 2012 ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe, chairman of the British Olympic Association and vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, will headline a list of high-profile speakers at Securing Sport 2014, the International Centre of Sport Security (ICSS) has announced today.

Hong Kong eyeing wheelchair fencing gold at Asian Para Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Chan Yui Chong has her eyes firmly fixed on gold at the Asian Para Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesHong Kong will be gunning for gold when the wheelchair fencing competition begins at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, but Paralympic champion Chan Yui Chong is expecting stiff competition.

Paralympic equestrian champion Pearson opens new facility for disabled youngsters

By Emily Goddard

Lee Pearson and Headmistress Michelle Beard officially open the BT Multi-Sensory Room at Millstead School in Liverpool ©Dave ThompsonLee Pearson, Great Britain's ten-time Paralympic equestrian champion, has officially opened a new multi-sensory room for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Millstead School in Liverpool.

Spain and Russia bounce back as Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships come to an end

By Daniel Etchells

Spain bounced back from a below-par performance in the all-around event ©Getty ImagesSpain and Russia successfully defended their group competition world titles in the five clubs and the three balls and two ribbons respectively, as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships drew to a close in Izmir.
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