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Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony gets Commonwealth Games off to uniquely Scottish start

By Gary Anderson at Celtic Park in Glasgow

An extravaganza of music and dance helped launch the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Celtic Park tonight ©Getty ImagesAn extravaganza of music, dance and celebration got the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games off to a spectacular start here at Celtic Park tonight as the people of Glasgow and Scotland put on a party like only they can to start the 20th edition of the Games.

Ethics Committee investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be made public

By Nick Butler

Lawyer Michael Garcia's report is expected to shed more light on the Qatar 2022 scandal ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn Ethics Committee investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup to Russia and Qatar respectively will not be completed for another six weeks, and when it is finished, it will not be made public.

UK economy boosted by more than £14 billion since London 2012, Prime Minister to tell Glasgow 2014 conference

By Gary Anderson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes possession of the Olympic Flag at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony ©Getty ImagesBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Oslo 2022 strengthened by messages of support from two major leaders

By Nick Butler

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions chief Gerd Kristiansen has declared her support for Oslo 2022 ©TwitterOslo 2022 has received a boost after the leaders of two of Norway's most influential organisations declared their support for the under fire 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.

Caithness unopposed as she seeks re-election as President of World Curling Federation

By Duncan Mackay

Kate Caithness will be unopposed for a second term as President of the World Curling Federation ©WCF Britain's Kate Caithness is set to retain her position as President of the World Curling Federation (WCF) after being named today as the only candidate for the next four-year term.

No plans for a Commonwealth Paralympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

CGF President Prince Imran (right) reiterated his support for Paralympic events on the Commonwealth programme ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Prince Imran has reiterated his support for the increased number of Parasport events on the Glasgow 2014 programme, although he insisted there are no plans for a standalone Commonwealth Paralympic-style event.

British Athletes Commission pledges to ensure services meet needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual competitors

By Paul Osborne 

The BAC is set to work with Pride Sports to to ensure its services are meeting the needs of LGB athletes ©BACThe British Athletes Commission (BAC), the members' association representing the interests of high-performance athletes in the UK, has announced plans to ensure its services are meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes.

Poland’s Majka seals second stage win in Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Rafal Majka secured his second stage win today in this years Tour de France ©Getty Images Rafal Majka of Poland has won stage 17 of the Tour de France to seal his second win in this year's race after he soloed his way to the top of the ascent of Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet from 2.4 kilometres out.

Agitos Foundation to dole out €650,000 to 28 projects through Grant Support Programme

By Gary Anderson

The Agitos Foundation has awarded funding for 2014 to 28 projects ©Agitos FoundationThe Agitos Foundation has announced a list or organisations worldwide that are set to benefit from €650,000 (£513,000/$875,000) of funding through the second year of its Grant Support Programme.
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