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Commonwealth Games will "change this city forever" claims Gold Coast 2018 chief

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Nigel Chamier has claimed that Gold Coast 2018 will "change this city forever" ©Glasgow 2014Nigel Chamier, chairman of Gold Coast 2018, has claimed the Commonwealth Games will "change this city forever".

Vega becomes vice-president of Dow's Olympic Operations as veteran Hamilton steps down

By Mike Rowbottom

Louis Vega is taking over from veteran George Hamilton as Dow's vice-president of Olympic Operations ©The Dow Chemcial CompanyLouis Vega, the Dow Chemical Company's chief of staff, global director and chief executive, has widened his responsibilities to include the role of vice-president of Olympic Operations, the role which George Hamilton has filled for the last four years.

Rugby sevens looks ahead to Rio 2016 debut with opening qualifier in Gold Coast

By Paul Osborne at SkyPoint in Surfers Paradise

Captains line up at Gold Coasts highest residential skyrise, Q1, ahead of the Gold Coast Sevens ©ITGThe rugby sevens road to Rio 2016 gets underway in the Gold Coast this weekend as 16 teams fight for the first set of all-important World Series ranking points and the opportunity to compete in the sport's first appearance at the Olympics for 92 years.

Baku 2015 announce two 16-team lineups for European Games 3x3 basketball event

By Nick Butler

Recently crowned European champions Romania will be among the teams participating in Baku ©FIBA Europe/Oleksiy NaumovReigning male and female European champions Romania and Russia head the entries for the 3x3 basketball competition at the inaugural European Games in Baku next year, it has been announced today. 

Top athletes gear up for Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final

By Emily Goddard

Italian Simone Coata, Alexander Zetterman of Sweden, Venezuela’s Andres Rodrigez, Great Britain’s William Whitaker, Australian Julia Hargreaves, Ben Asselin of Canada, Brazilian Pedro Vennis, American Margie Engle, Simon Delestre of France, home athlete Paula Amilibia and Belgian Dirk Demeersman are all set to compete at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final ©FEISome of the world's top riders are gearing up for the Furusiyya International Equestrian Federation Nations Cup Jumping Final, with The Netherlands, France and United States being the ones to watch in Barcelona.

Countess of Wessex names Weir and Maughan among new Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame members

By Emily Goddard

The Hall of Fame names are unveiled by The Countess Wessex and WheelPower chairman Kevan Baker ©WheelPower Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has revealed Paralympic champions David Weir and Margaret Maughan, Eva Loeffler, daughter of the Paralympic Movement's founder Sir Ludwig Guttmann, and WheelPower President Mark Vestey as the latest inductees to the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame.

FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships to be broadcast on YouTube

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Free coverage on YouTube will be a way to broadcast the Freestyle and Snowboarding World Championships, it is hoped ©AFP/Getty ImagesCoverage of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships will be broadcast free-of-charge on YouTube for the first time next January, it was announced 

Papal audience crowns series events designed to boost Italian Paralympic sport

By Nick Butler

A group of Italian Para-athletes were among 3,500 people attending the Papal audience ©Italian Paralympic CommitteeA series of events grouped together under the slogan "Believe to be Alive" have been staged by the Italian Paralympic Committee to promote Para-sport, of which an audience with Pope Francis was the highlight.

Snead driver fails to sell at auction in Dallas

By Gary Anderson

A driver used by Sam Snead to win over 100 tournaments failed to sell at auction in Dallas ©Getty ImagesA driver used by legendary American golfer Sam Snead to win more than 100 tournaments has failed to sell at an auction in Dallas after the minimum bid of $250,000 (£153,300/€193,000) was not met.
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