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Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association President given senior Government role

By Duncan Mackay

Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association President Paul "Chet" Greene has been given a senior Cabinet role in his country's new Government ©ABNOCPaul "Chet" Greene, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association (ABNOC),  has been appointed a Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Sports, Culture, National Festivals and Youth Empowerment. 

Basketball Australia appoints Moore as new chief executive

By Duncan Mackay

Anthony Moore has been appointed the new chief executive of Basketball Australia ©Basketball AustraliaBasketball Australia has appointed Anthony Moore as its new chief executive, replacing former New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally who stood down in April, they announced today. 

Wushu has a bright future in the Olympic Movement, claims world governing body

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A press conference was held here in Nanjing to discuss the wushu tournament being held next week ©ITGThe future is bright for wushu, or so vice-president of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) Anthony Tengkoi Goh, has claimed. 

Cyclist Tiernan-Locke's two-year ban upheld by UK Anti-Doping

By Gary Anderson

British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has had his two-year ban for doping violations upheld by UKAD ©AFP/Getty ImagesFormer Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke's two-year suspension for breaching doping regulations has been upheld by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

Hartung describes Little as a "rare gem" after death of former head of Australian Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

Tributes have been paid to former head of Australian Paralympics Marie Little who has died ©INASFormer President of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) Greg Hartung has led the tributes to ex-colleague Marie Little, who died yesterday following a short illness.

Defending champion Nadal pulls out of US Open with wrist injury

By Zjan Shirinian

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in four sets last year to win the US Open for the second time ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open with a wrist injury.

Putian awarded 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Putian vice-mayor Zhang Libing alongside FIG chief Bruno Grandi following the announcement ©FIGEastern Chinese city Putian will host the 2016 International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, it was announced here today.

Weir pulls out on eve of IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea

By Gary Anderson

Britain's David Weir has pulled out of the IPC Athletics European Championships due to injury ©Getty ImagesSix-time Paralympic champion David Weir has pulled out of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships due to tendonitis in his arm.

Olympic medallists teach skills to children in earthquake-affected village

By Zjan Shirinian

Youngsters in a part of Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami enjoyed a visit from some of the country's top sportsmen and women ©JOCOlympic medallists have given youngsters in a part of Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami a chance to learn from the very best.
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