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Jordan's Black Iris Best Sportsman award now open to the public

By Paul Osborne

The public are now able to vote for the Best Sportsman of 2014 at the Black Iris awards ©JOCThe first of three Black Iris awards have opened for public vote as fans are given the opportunity to vote on who they think Jordan's best sportsman has been over the past year.

Ethiopian double at Dubai Marathon but Bekele forced to withdraw

By Nick Butler

Aselefech Mergia Medessa and Lemi Berhanu secured an Ethiopian double at the Dubai Marathon ©Getty ImagesLemi Berhanu and Aselefech Mergia secured an Ethiopian double at the Dubai Marathon, but compatriot Kenenisa Bekele's bid to continue his road running rise faltered after he failed to finish the gruelling 26.2 mile tester.

Egyptian pair win Tournament of Champions squash titles in New York

By Michael Pavitt

Elshorbady beat Nick Matthew to win the Tournament of Champions ©squashpics.comWorld number one Mohamed Elshorbagy earned victory in the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in front of a sell-out crowd in Grand Central Terminal's Venderbilt Hall, winning 3-1 against Nick Matthew.

Pfeifer becomes APB super heavyweight champion as World Series of Boxing continues

By Michael Pavitt

Erik Pfeifer has become the AFP Super Heavyweight Champion ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's Erik Pfeifer has been crowned the first super heavyweight champion in the International Boxing Association Pro Boxing (APB) Inaugural Title Match in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Deadly Gyan strikes late to give Ghana dramatic win over Algeria

By Liam Morgan

Asamoah Gyan struck a late winner to give Ghana all three points against Algeria ©Getty ImagesAsamoah Gyan struck a last-gasp winner as Ghana earned a dramatic 1-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations favourites Algeria in Mongomo.

Youth secretary of German National Paralympic Committee dies after 34 year career

By Nick Butler

DBS youth secretary Detlev Lutkehoff has died after a 34 year career with the National Paralympic Committee ©DBSDetlev Lutkehoff, youth secretary of the National Paralympic Committee of Germany, has died after a 34 year career with the organisation, it has been announced.

Guelzec reveals intention to stand for International Gymnastics Federation Presidency

By Nick Butler

European Union of Gymnastics President has declared his intention to run for FIG President ©UEGFrance's Georges Guelzec has thrown his hat into the ring to become President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) when current head Bruno Grandi stands down next year.

Tokyo 2020 announce new Commissions amid move to new headquarters

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 held its fifth Executuve Board meeting today ©TwitterThe Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is due to move to a new headquarters at the end of March, insidethegames has learned following today's Executive Board meeting.

Birmingham "100 per cent built" for World Games, says bid leader

By David Owen

Birmingham, Alabama were awarded the 2021 World Games ©IWGABirmingham, Alabama, already possesses all the facilities it needs to host the 2021 World Games, two of the city's victorious bid leaders have told insidethegames.
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