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FEI President Princess Haya awarded Prize of the City of Aachen

Emily Goddard

Princess Haya receives the Prize of the City of Aachen from the Major of the City of Aachen Marcel Philipp (left) and ALRV President Carl Meulenbergh ©FEIPrincess Haya Bint Al Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), has been awarded the Prize of the City of Aachen in recognition of her commitment to equestrian sport.

Better school sport for disabled children desperately needed, warns Paralympic champion Cockroft

By Emily Goddard

Hannah Cockroft has warned that better school sport for disabled children is desperately needed ©Getty ImagesBritish two-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has warned that better PE for disabled children is desperately needed as new research shows 81 per cent of teachers think Paralympic talent is being missed due to a lack of knowledge around disability sport in mainstream schools.

President of Pyeongchang 2018 resigns claiming they need "new leadership"

By Duncan Mackay

Kim Jin-sun has resigned as President of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Pyeongchang 2018 Kim Jin-sun has resigned as President of Pyeongchang 2018, it was announced today.

Rules waived for Glasgow 2014 after bungling countries forget to enter athletes

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

Nearly 50 athletes from eight countries will be allowed to compete at Glasgow 2014 despite missing last month's entry deadline ©Glasgow 2014Nearly 50 athletes have been given special permission to compete in the Commonwealth Games despite their countries missing last month's deadline for entries.

Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony will celebrate Glaswegian and Commonwealth values, claims director

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

The Opening Ceremony will embrace Glasgow and the rest of the Commonwealth, it was insisted this morning ©ITGAn "innovative, individual and inclusive" Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be a party celebrating Glaswegian values but in a way that will have resonance for the rest of the world, head of ceremonies and creative director David Zolkwer promised here today.

We don't seek to wag the finger on LGBT rights, says Scottish Minister

By Gary Anderson at Glasgow Caledonian University

Humza Yousaf says it is not the Scottish Government's role to point fingers over LGBT rights ©Humza YousafScotland does not seek to dictate to fellow Commonwealth Games countries when it comes to rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, claimed the Scottish Government's Minister for External Affairs and International Development, Humza Yousaf, here today.

Veteran judoka Burton selected as host nation Flagbearer at his first Commonwealth Games

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Judo player Euan Burton has been announced as the Scottish Flagbearer for Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesJudo star Euan Burton has been announced as the Scottish Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014.

Minister must "decide what is important for the future of sport in the UK" - Sparkes

By David Owen

"Significant progress" was being made by the water polo team before their funding was withdrawn by UK Sport. British Swimming chief David Sparkes has said ©Getty ImagesThe chief executive of British Swimming has made a strongly-worded call on UK Sports Minister Helen Grant to "decide what is important for the future of sport in the UK", in the wake of funding cuts to team sports such as water polo and basketball that he says are "attractive to women".

World number one heptathlete Johnson-Thompson withdraws from Glasgow 2014 through injury

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

World indoor silver medal winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games due to injury ©Getty ImagesEngland's heptathlon prodigy Katarina Johnson-Thompson has become the latest big star to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games through injury.
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