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Paralympics New Zealand's swimming programme to be under guidance of Francis

By Paul Osborne

Gary Francis has been appointed national development coach for the Paralympics New Zealand Para-swimming programme ©FacebookParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) today announced the appointment of Gary Francis as national development coach for the country's national swimming programme.

FIG launches digital World of Gymnastics magazine

By Emily Goddard

The FIG's World of Gymnastics magazine has gone digital ©FIGThe International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has today launched a digital version of its World of Gymnastics magazine that can be accessed on any device.

Italian rider Ulissi tests positive for "abnormal" amounts of asthma drug during Giro d'Italia

By Paul Osborne

Diego Ulissi has failed a drugs test taken during the Giro d'Italia last month ©AFP/Getty ImagesItalian rider Diego Ulissi has been provisionally suspended from his Lampre-Merida team after testing positive for an "abnormal amount of salbutamol" during the Giro d'Italia, in which he won two stages last month.

Phuket 2014 Asian Beach Games host Chefs de Mission seminar

By Duncan Mackay

The Chefs de Mission seminar for the 4th Asian Beach Games was held at the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket ©Holiday InnA Chefs de Mission seminar has been held in Phuket for the 4th Asian Beach Games, due to take place there in November.

Olympic medal-winning showjumper Hubert Bourdy of France dies

By Gary Anderson

Hubert Bourdy and Morgat jumped their way to team bronze at the 1988  Seoul Olympic Games ©FEITwo-time Olympic medallist Hubert Bourdy of France has died at the age of 57 following a battle with cancer, it has been announced.

Continental expands partnership with UEFA

By Paul Osborne

Continental has extended its partnership agreement with UEFA ©Getty ImagesTyre manufacturer Continental has expanded its partnership agreement with football's European governing body UEFA, giving it extended rights privileges until 2017.

Canada names women's rugby sevens team for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Rugby Canada has announced a 12-strong women's Rugby Sevens team for the Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesRugby Canada has today named a 12-strong women's rugby sevens team for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Tonga celebrates Olympic Day with Vavaʻu cleanup

By Emily Goddard

The Tonga National Olympic Committee has celebrated this year’s Olympic Day with a cleanup of Neiafu ©TASANOCThe Tonga National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) has celebrated this year's Olympic Day with a cleanup of Vavaʻu's largest city, Neiafu, as part of an environmental project.

Tokyo 2020 will show how "resilient" Japan is claims Coates as IOC Coordination Commission begins

By Duncan Mackay at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

IOC vice-president John Coates has praised Tokyo's early preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics ©ShugoTakemi/Tokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 is an opportunity for Japan to show how "resilient" it is following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country three years ago, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates claimed here today as preparations for the Games really started.
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