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World governing body for powerboating appoints new secretary general

By Paul Osborne

Thomas Kurth has been appointed the new secretary general of the UIM ©UIMFormer leading UEFA official Thomas Kurth has been appointed the new secretary general of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing body for powerboating activities.

Volunteers aiming to boost French language use in sport while working with National Olympic Committees

By Nick Butler 
Volunteers from Francophone countries are being mobilised by AFCNO to work on projects in six NOCs ©AFCNOA contingent of young volunteers are preparing for missions in six National Olympic Committees designed to develop sport and spread the Olympic values, as well as the French language.

IPC Athletics European Championships wins 2014 award for best sporting campaign in Wales

By Paul Osborne

Swansea 2014 has won the gold award for Best Sporting Campaign in Wales for 2014 ©Swansea 2014This year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea has been voted the Best Sporting Campaign in Wales for 2014.

Independent report finds "no culture of doping" in Canadian cycling

By Paul Osborne

A report into Canadian cycling has found no culture of doping in the sport in Canada ©Getty ImagesCycling Canada has published results from an independent investigation into doping in the sport which claims to have found no organised system or culture of doping in Canadian cycling.

World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships set to get underway in Mexico

By Gary Anderson

The World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships are taking place in Aguascalientes in Mexico ©WTFAfter the success of the Grand Prix in Manchester, attention now turns to Aguascalientes in Mexico as it gets ready to stage the ninth edition of the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships.

Germany confirms bid to host 2024 Olympic Games - and 2028 if they fail first time

By Paul Osborne

Germany have confirmed they will bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesGermany will bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and, if they are unsuccessful, again in 2028, they have confirmed. 

Exclusive: Martin claims she has "every confidence" Durban will still bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games despite lack of activity

By Paul Osborne

Louise Martin has stated she has full confidence that there will be two strong bids for the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014Louise Martin, chair of the Evaluation Commission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, is confident that Durban still plan to bid for the event despite their lack of activity so far. 

Bruno Grandi to retire as President of International Gymnastics Federation in 2016

By Duncan Mackay 

Bruno Grandi announced today that he will not re-election as President of FIG when his current term ends in 2016 ©FIGBruno Grandi is to step down as President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) next year, which will end a 19-year reign as head of the sport.

Montreal awarded 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Duncan Mackay

Montreal has been awarded the 2017 Artistic World Gymnastics Championships pending an inspection by the International Gymnastics Federation ©Getty ImagesMontreal has been provisionally awarded the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, it was announced today. 
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