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Israeli company appointed to major Rio 2016 security role

By Nick Butler

ISDS have been appointed to a security role with Rio 2016 ©ISDSInternational Security and Defence Systems (ISDS) have been appointed IT Systems and Security Integrator at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been revealed.

Gambia avoid Olympic suspension after headquarters re-opened

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Gambia have avoided suspension from the IOC ©GNOCGambia have avoided suspension from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the re-opening of their National Olympic Committee offices in Bakau.

New taekwondo scoring system to be introduced at Manchester Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

The Protection Scoring System is to be extended to head-gear for the first time at the Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester ©Getty ImagesA new scoring system incorporating the use of head-gear will be used for the first time at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix in Manchester starting tomorrow.

Samsung extends partnership with IPC through to Tokyo 2020

By Paul Osborne

Samsung has extended its partnership with the IPC through to beyond Tokyo 2022 ©Getty ImagesSamsung Electronics has announced a partnership extension with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) which will run through to Tokyo 2020. 

Decision to move World Championship marathons from Doha to London nothing to do with heat, claims IPC

By Gary Anderson

The marathon events of next year's IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in London ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics has announced that London will stage the marathon events of next year's World Championships - but have denied it has anything to with the hot temperatures in Doha, who will host the other events. 

Scotland, birthplace of sevens, set to lose World Series leg

By Paul Osborne

Scotland are set to lose their leg of the Sevens World Series from 2016 ©Getty ImagesScotland, birthplace of rugby sevens, is set to lose its hosting rights to a leg of the World Series from 2016 to France.

Furong Lin wins sixth gold to end Asian Para Games swimming action

By Gary Anderson

Furong Lin of China ended swimming competition at the Asian Para Games with his sixth gold medal ©Incheon 2014China's Furong Lin won a sixth gold medal on the final day of swimming at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games to become the most decorated athlete of the competition.

Ticket sales for 2015 Rugby World Cup hit record level of 950,000

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England are in high demand ©Getty ImagesA total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as demand reached record levels in last month's general sale it was announced today.  

Morocco Atlas Lions latest franchise to sign up to World Series of Boxing

By Gary Anderson

The World Series of Boxing has announced the signing of the Moroccan Atlas Lions for Season V ©WSBThe Morocco Atlas Lions have been unveiled as the latest addition to Season V of the World Series of Boxing following an official signing ceremony in Casablanca.
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