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United States suffer shock defeat at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

By Gary Anderson

The United States suffered a surprise defeat to Italy at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships today ©Getty Images Italy caused an upset at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Incheon today as they sprang a surprise defeat on the United States in the first game of the second group phase as reigning champions Australia impressed against Colombia.

Jorgensen picks up USOC Athlete of the Month award after historic win in Chicago

By Gary Anderson

Gwen Jorgensen has picked up the USOC Athlete of the Month award for the second successive month after victory in Chicago ©Getty Images Gwen Jorgensen was chosen as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month for June after claiming a sixth career win in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series event in Chicago last month.

Lima to host 2015 IOC Athlete Career Programme Forum

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

The 2015 IOC Athletes Career Programme will be held in the city of Lima in Peru ©Getty ImagesLima will host the 7th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athlete Career Programme Forum to be held in early 2015, it was announced here today.

Edmonton rechristens itself "TrackTown Canada" as 2022 Commonwealth Games bid gathers momentum

By Duncan Mackay

Edmonton has been declared Tracktown Canada by the city's Mayor Don Iveson ©Edmonton ClassicEdmonton's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games has received a boost after it was named Tracktown Canada following the news it has been chosen to host the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships.

Pakistan's boxers to train at Amir Khan's gym ahead of Glasgow 2014

By Danyal Khan

Amir Khan's gym will be a training base for Pakistan's boxers, as they gear up for competition in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesPakistan's boxing team will be training for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at the personal gym of two-time world light welterweight champion Amir Khan, the Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has announced.

Construction for Exhibition Hall of Volleyball begins at sport's headquarters

By Danyal Khan

International Volleyball Federation President Dr Ary S. Graça was among those at the groundbreaking ceremony ©FIVBInternational Volleyball Federation (FIVB) President Dr Ary S. Graça has attended a ceremony at the headquarters of the governing body in Lausanne to mark the start of construction for the new Exhibition Hall of Volleyball.

Azerbaijan Ambassador to Italy visits European Olympic Committees Rome headquarters

By Duncan Mackay

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Vaqif Sadiqov receives a souvenir of his visit to the European Olympic Committees in Rome from secretary general Raffaele Pagnozzi ©EOCAzerbaijan's Ambassador to Italy Vaqif Sadiqov has held talks with the European Olympic Committees secretary general Raffaele Pagnozzi in Rome about next year's inaugural European Games in Baku.

US reveals 94 athletes for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

By Danyal Khan

London 2012 competitor Lily Zhang will head to Nanjing next month to take part in the table tennis competition at the Youth Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has revealed the names of the 94 athletes who will compete in the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

All Blacks name rugby sevens squad for Glasgow 2014 as they chase fifth gold medal

By Gary Anderson

The All Blacks have named their squad for Glasgow 2014 as they look for a fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal ©AFP/Getty ImagesNew Zealand has named the 12 players that will head to Glasgow later this month in search of a fifth consecutive rugby sevens Commonwealth Games gold medal.
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