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Albanian wins first European gold medal of Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Daniel Godelli has won the first European gold medal of the 2014 Weightlifting World Championships ©IWF/InstagramDaniel Godelli won Europe's first gold medals of this year's International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in an exciting tussle for the men's 77 kilogram title here today.

Turkmenistan sambo player wins first gold medal of Asian Beach Games

By Nick Butler

Gulbadam Babamuratova (second left) celebrates winning the first gold medal of Phuket 2014 ©OCASambo star Gulbadam Bahamuratova of Turkmenistan won the first gold medal of the Asian Beach Games on Phuket's Karon Beach today, beating Kazakhstan's Leila Konuspayeva in the final.

IPC Shooting World Cup events in France, Australia and US named Rio 2016 qualifiers

By Paul Osborne

IPC Shooting has announced World Cups in France, the United States and Australia as qualifiers for Rio 2016 ©IPCInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cups in France, Australia and the United States have been named as qualifiers for Rio 2016.

Armani Hotel in Dubai set to host 2014 ITTF Star Awards

By Paul Osborne

The Armani Hotel in Dubai will host the 2014 ITTF Star Awards ©ITTFDubai's Armani Hotel as been named as the venue for the 2014 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards.

Indian luger Keshavan begins preparations for Pyeongchang 2018

By Emily Goddard

Shiva Keshavan has acquired Duncan Kennedy as his first coach ©Indian Luge TeamShiva Keshavan, India's five-time Olympic luger, has begun his preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 with the appointment of his first ever personal coach.

Football Federation Australia welcomes views in bid to develop game

By Daniel Etchells

Football Federation Australia is canvassing the views of the nations football community on the state of the game ©FFAFootball Federation Australia (FFA) has invited the nation's football community to give its views on the long-term development of the game via an online survey.

World's top 10 to compete at WSF World Team Squash Championship in Canada

By Daniel Etchells

The world's top 10 players are due to feature at the Women's WSF World Team Squash Championship ©Squash CanadaThe world's top 10 players are set to compete in next month's SHOP.CA Women's World Squash Federation (WSF) World Team Squash Championship in Canada.

British Olympic Association announces Fight for Peace as Rio 2016 charity partner

By Daniel Etchells

Fight for Peace combines boxing and martial arts with education and personal development in communities affected by crime and violence ©Fight for PeaceThe British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced Fight for Peace as a charity partner for Rio 2016.

IPC President to make keynote at major Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Assembly in San Diego

By Paul Osborne

IPC President Sir Philip Craven will speak at the 2014 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven is set to give a keynote address at the 2014 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, the world's largest annual gathering of physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians.
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