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Iranian NPC to host National Paralympic Week in October

By Daniel Etchells

Iran celebrate winning a bronze medal in the men's 7-a-side football at the London 2012 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesThe Iranian National Paralympic Committee is set to host its National Paralympic Week celebrations from October 10 and 16.

Bahrain Olympic Committee prepare for visit of women's award organisers for promotional campaign

By Zjan Shirinian

The Standing Committee met to discuss preparations for next month's visit ©Bahrain Olympic CommitteeBahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) chiefs are getting ready to host a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) promoting an award for outstanding female athletes.

Russia dominate at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships with three golds

By Zjan Shirinian

On a day of Russian domination, Yana Kudryavtseva successfully defended her clubs crown ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesRussia have won three gold medals on a day of crushing dominance at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.

Turkey suffer first loss at hands of battling Bulgarians in tight Volleyball Women's World Championship match

By Zjan Shirinian

Bulgaria heaped the pressure on Turkey to end their unbeaten record in five tense sets ©Getty Images for FIVBOne of the eight unbeaten teams heading into day three of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, Turkey, have fallen to a defeat in a tense five set tussle.

Denmark and Sweden secure semi-final spots at IBSA Goalball European Championships

By Gary Anderson

Sweden have secured a semi-final spot in Budapest with a win and a draw at the IBSA Goalball European Championships ©Kalocsai RichárdDenmark and Sweden have secured the first semi-final places in the women's competition at the International Blind Sports Federation Goalball European Championships Men & Women B after impressive performances in Budapest.

IOC add anti-discrimination clause for host cities after Sochi 2014 gay rights row

By Zjan Shirinian

There were protests in Russia and in countries around the world in the lead-up to Sochi 2014 over the anti-gay rights laws ©©AFP/Getty ImagesA non-discrimination clause has been added by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to its Host City contract for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, just months after global protests over Russia's anti-gay law cast a shadow on Sochi 2014.

Every team knew the rules claim FIBA as Qatar's women basketball team pull out of Incheon 2014 over hijab row

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Qatar have pulled out of the Asian Games as the hijab ban continues ©Twitter"Regret" has been expressed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) after Qatar's female basketball team pulled out of the Asian Games due to a ban on wearing headgear, although the governing body insist "all National Member Federations were aware of the Official Basketball Rules".

Having teams from Oceania at Asian Games could damage rowing and rugby development, warn top officials

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Oceanian nations, such as Fiji, would significantly raise the standard of the rugby sevens competition at the Asian Games ©Getty ImagesHaving Oceanic rugby and rowing teams at the Asian Games could suffocate the sports development in the continent, leading officials from those two sports have warned. 

South African Government is "engaged" in Durban bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Duncan Mackay

South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has promised that the Government is behind Durban's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesSouth Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has claimed that hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 would be a major stepping-stone to one day staging the Olympics. 
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