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World Marathon Majors names healthcare company Abbott as first title sponsor

By Zjan Shirinian

The series will become known as the Abbott World Marathon Majors from next year ©Abbott World Marathon Majors The World Marathon Majors - a series which comprises the six most renowned marathons in the world - has announced it has secured its first title sponsor.

World Taekwondo Federation announce strategic five-year plan as waits on Tokyo 2020 Paralympics decision

By Gary Anderson

The WTF has announced details of a five-year strategic plan to develop and promote Para-taekwondo ©ITGA new five-year strategic plan to develop and expand Para-taekwondo worldwide has been announced today, despite the sport's initial failure to gain a place on the programme for Tokyo 2020. 

Smetov delivers gold for hosts on first day of judo Grand Prix in Astana

By Gary Anderson

Yeldos Smetov (second from left) delivered gold for hosts Kazakhstan on the first day in Astana at the IJF Grand Prix ©IJFYeldos Smetov sent fans home happy in Astana as he claimed gold for Kazakhstan on the first day of action at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix.

British Cycling announce changes to track coaching structure in build-up to Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Iain Dyer has been appointed as coach coordinator for podium coach-related operations at British Cycling ©Getty ImagesBritish Cycling has announced the appointment of a number of key personnel to coaching positions in its track cycling programme as the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games continues.

Mexican judoka Sanchez named IPC's Athlete of the Month

By Zjan Shirinian

Eduardo Avila Sanchez (blue) has been named the Allianz Athlete of the Month for September ©Getty ImagesMexican judoka Eduardo Avila Sanchez has been named the International Paralympic Committee's Allianz Athlete of the Month for September.

Czech and Polish Olympic Committees sign Memorandum of Cooperation

By Gary Anderson

Czech Olympic Committee President Jiří Kejval (left) and Polish Olympic Committee Andrzej Kraśnicki President sign Memorandum of Cooperation in Prague ©POCThe Czech and Polish Olympic Committees have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) following a two-day meeting at the headquarters of the Czech Olympic Committee (COC) in Prague.

International Rugby Board to set up Athletes' Commission

By Gary Anderson

The IRB is to set up a World Rugby Athletes' Commission ©Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that it is to establish a first ever World Rugby Athletes' Commission.

First Venezuelan Paralympic champion Soazo announces return for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Naomi Soazo of Venezuela celebrates winning under 63kg gold at Beijing 2008 ©Getty ImagesJudoka Naomi Soazo, Venezuela's first - and so far only - Paralympic gold medallist in any sport, has cut short her retirement plans in a bid to qualify for Rio 2016. 

Mondelēz employees raise £30,000 for British Paralympic Association

By Gary Anderson

Mondelēz employees took part in a bike ride raising £30,000 for the British Paralympic Association ©BPAMondelēz International employees have completed a 969-mile bike ride raising more than £30,000 ($48,000/€38,000) for the British Paralympic Association (BPA).
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