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"National sports sector" required to boost development of sport in Uganda, claims official

By Nick Butler 

A sports sector would boost the development of sport in Uganda, it has been claimed ©AFP/Getty ImagesA national sports sector, consisting of Governmental and sporting bodies, athletes and representatives from civil society and the private sector, is required in order to enhance sports development in Uganda, it has been claimed.

Big three dominate on day one of Oceania Sevens in Noosa

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand and Australia remain unbeaten after the first day of the Oceania Sevens in Queensland ©Getty ImagesThe first day of action at the Oceania Sevens saw New Zealand, Australia and Fiji all record three wins from three to top their respective pools in Noosa, Queensland.

Sir Philip Craven salutes backers as he hails rise of the IPC

By Daniel Etchells

Sir Philip Craven opened proceedings at the IPC Membership Gathering with a speech ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has paid tribute to all those who have helped transform it "from a disability sports organisation in to one of the most respected and fastest growing international sports governing bodies in the world" over the last quarter of a century.

Valencia's Dinghy Academy becomes first ISAF Approved Training Centre

By Gary Anderson

Luca Devoti's Dinghy Academy in Valencia has been named as the first International Sailing Federation Approved Training Centre ©Getty ImagesThe Dinghy Academy in Valencia, Spain has been announced as the first International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Approved Training Centre following a formal audit.

Nominations announced for World Rowing's Parmigiani Spirit Award

By Daniel Etchells

The winner of the 2014 Parmigiani Spirit Award will be announced in mid-October ©FISAWorld Rowing and partner Parmigiani Fleurier, a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers, have confirmed the four finalists for the 2014 Parmigiani Spirit Award.

Holders Russia suffer shock defeat to Turkey at Volleyball Women's World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Turkey caused an upset against Russia ©Getty ImagesTwo-time defending champions Russia face an uphill battle to qualify for the third round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship after Turkey came from two sets down in Pool F to beat them 19-25, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22, 15-13 in Modena.

Scottish badminton facility renamed in honour of IOC vice-president Sir Craig Reedie

By Gary Anderson

IOC vice-president Sir Craig Reedie (right) has had a badminton centre in Glasgow named in his honour ©Badminton ScotlandA facility in Glasgow has been renamed the Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Scotland Centre in honour of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president and former President of the International Badminton Federation.

Nanning welcomes officials and media to Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

There will be a record number of gymnasts competing at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning ©Getty ImagesOfficials and media representatives attending the 45th International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were welcomed to Nanning at individual receptions today. 

Olympic Movement clients to aid JTA's projected growth in export market

By Daniel Etchells

Jon Tibbs, founder and chairman of JTA, (left) accepts the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2014 from the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'Isle MBE (right) ©JTAJon Tibbs Associates (JTA), one of the world's leading sports communications agencies, has projected continued growth in the export market with clients linked to the Olympic Movement set to play a particularly important role. 
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