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Olympic champion Adams launches scheme offering 5,000 Glasgow 2014 tickets to disadvantaged children

By Gary Anderson

Glasgow 2014 ambassador Nicola Adams helped launch the Gift of the Games ticketing scheme in Glasgow today ©Glasgow 2014Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams was in Glasgow today to launch the Gift of the Games scheme which will offer 5,000 free tickets for the Commonwealth Games next month to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Former US President George W. Bush to address General Session of International Bowl Expo

By Zjan Shirinian at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando

Former United States President George W. Bush will address the General Session of the International Bowl Expo ©Getty ImagesFormer United States President George W. Bush will speak to some of the most powerful players in international bowling when he addresses the General Session of the International Bowl Expo here tomorrow.

World Cup battle of the brands takes surprise twist

By David Owen

It is Burrda Sport, not one of the Big Three, that sponsors Belgium's shirts ©Popperfoto/Getty ImagesThe exploits of Costa Rica and Belgium have helped smaller combatants in Brazil 2014's battle of the brands to steal a march on their Big Three rivals.

Next stop Glasgow as Australia aim to continue hockey dominance at Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

Hockey Australia has named its squads for this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty Images Hockey Australia has revealed the men's and women's squads that will be targeting gold at Glasgow 2014 as they look to maintain their dominance at next month's Commonwealth Games.

Match referees revealed for Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup qualifiers

By Gary Anderson

South African Jaco Peyper will take charge of the opening match of the 2014 Rugby Championship ©Getty Images South African Jaco Peyper will take charge of the opening match of this year's Rugby Championship after the International Rugby Board (IRB) announced match official appointments for the tournament along with a number of upcoming qualifiers for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Oman to celebrate Olympic Day in December because of heat

By Duncan Mackay

A number of fun runs across the country marked this year's Olympic Day in Oman ©McDonald's AsiaOman is to celebrate Olympic Day n December in future, instead of the traditional June date, to avoid the searingly hot conditions there at that time of the year.

Cycling Canada signs partnership deal with Global Relay

By Paul Osborne

Global Relay has signed a sponsorship deal with Cycling Canada ©Cycling CanadaCycling Canada has signed a new sponsorship deal with cloud-based messaging, archiving and search technology firm, Global Relay, with the aim to grow cycling across Canada and help the country become one of the sport's leading nations by 2020.

Budapest in line to host 2017 World Judo Championships after successful Grand Prix

By Duncan Mackay

Budapest is set to bid for the 2017 World Championships after hosting a successful first Grand Prix ©IJFBudapest looks like being a strong contender to host the 2017 World Championships after its inaugural Grand Prix was praised by Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF).

University of Stirling to host Scotland training camp for Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay

The University of Stirling will host Team Scotland's pre-Games training camp for Glasgow 2014 ©University of StirlingScotland will fine-tune their preparations for the Commonwealth Games at the University of Stirling, it was announced today. 
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