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Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist recruited to head Edmonton 2022 Athletes' Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Glenroy Gilbert will head the Edmonton 2022 Athletes' Commission ©LinkedinOlympic gold medallist Glenroy Gilbert has joined Edmonton's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games as head of its Athletes' Commission, it was announced today.

Head of Australian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission backs harsher penalties for drug cheats

By Gary Anderson

Chair of the Australian Athletes' Commission, Kim Crow has accused drug cheats of "stealing the innocence of sport" ©Getty ImagesWorld champion rower Kim Crow has backed proposals for harsher punishments for Australian drug cheats who, she claims, are stealing the "innocence of sport" in a written submission to a Senate hearing due to take place in Canberra on Friday (October 17).

ITU opens bidding for host of major triathlon events

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Triathlon Union is looking for bids for a number of its events, including the 2016 World Triathlon Series ©Getty ImagesThe bidding process has opened for the 2016 World Triathlon Series, 2018 Grand Final and Para races in 2015.

Athletics coach slams proposed demolition of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

By Emily Goddard

John Powell has slammed plans to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium ©Getty ImagesJohn Powell, head coach at Trackspeed1 UK, has hit out at plans that surfaced this week to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium and claimed there has been no consultation with key stakeholders.

New Zealand names Wardell as Pyeongchang 2018 Chef de Mission

By Emily Goddard

Peter Wardell has been named as New Zealand's Chef de Mission for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand has named Peter Wardell as Chef de Mission for the Pyeongchang 2018, the third consecutive Winter Olympics he will have fulfilled the role. 

Karate Premier League series concludes with crowning of Grand Winners

By Gary Anderson

Italy and France finished the Karate Premier League series with three Grand Winners each ©WKFThe Walserfeld Halle in Austrian city Salzburg was the setting for the conclusion of the World Karate Federation Premier League series and saw 12 athletes crowned this season's overall Grand Winners.

Pools drawn for second round of Sevens World Series in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

Fiji will be looking to build on a promising Sevens World Series start by defending their Dubai Sevens title ©Getty ImagesAs the dust settles on the first round of the Sevens World Series in Gold Coast, attention will now turn to the second round in Dubai after the Pool line-ups were finalised for the event.

Iran celebrates National Paralympic Day

By Gary Anderson

Around 8,000 children with disabilities took part in National Paralympic Day celebrations in Tehran ©Iran NPCThe Iranian National Paralympic Committee held a number of events across the country to celebrate National Paralympic Day, including an event at the Azadi Sports Complex in capital Tehran that saw 8,000 children with a disability take part in activities.

Biles most successful US female at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with six gold medals

By Gary Anderson

Simone Biles holds the most World Championship titles of any female American gymnast with six ©Getty ImagesSimone Biles claimed two more gold medals on the final day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning to surpass Shannon Miller as the most successful female gymnast from the United States in terms of world titles.
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