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Olympic cycling gold medallist to lead mass bike ride in support of Almaty 2022

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 gold medallist Alexander will lead a mass bike ride in support of Almaty 2022 ©AFP/Getty ImagesLondon 2012 gold medallist Alexander Vinokurov is to lead a mass bike ride tomorrow in support of Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Commonwealth Wrestling Association chairman backs Igali for FILA Bureau place

By Emily Goddard

Daniel Igali is running for a place on the FILA Bureau ©Getty ImagesJosip Mrkoci, chairman of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association, has backed Nigerian-born Olympic gold medallist Daniel Igali for a place on the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) ruling Bureau.

Olympic triathlon champion Spirig returns after year out to claim fourth European title

By Mike Rowbottom

Switzerland's Olympic triathlon champion salutes her fourth European title win in Kitzbuhel ©European Triathlon UnionSwitzerland's Olympic triathlon champion Nicola Spirig, making her return to international competition after taking a year out to have a child, won her fourth European title at Kitzbuhel today in driving wind and rain which turned the race into something of a survival course.

Budapest gets set to host inaugural Judo Grand Prix event

By Paul Osborne

Hungary is set to host its first Judo Grand Prix in Budapest this weekend ©IJFJust two-weeks after the inaugural Havana Grand Prix in Cuba, the Hungarian capital of Budapest is set to join it by staging one of the International Judo Federation's (IJF) top events as 407 athletes from 54 countries make the trip to one of Europe's most beautiful and historic cities.

Badminton England's new £20 million headquarters "under threat" over funding shortfall

By Zjan Shirinian

Badminton England's new headquarters was due to open in May 2015, but it has reportedly hit problems ©Badminton EnglandBadminton England's planned new £20 million ($34 million/€25 million) headquarters is reportedly under threat because of a funding shortfall.

Moscow ready for World Para-Taekwondo Championships

By Paul Osborne at the Kassado Plaza Hotel in Moscow

The final draw and competition details were explained at the Kassado Plaza Hotel in Moscow today ahead of the 5th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships ©ITGThe stage is set and final preparations are finally coming to an end as the 5th World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Para-Taekwondo Championships gets ready to commence at the Dinamo Sport Palace here tomorrow.

Report exposes "discrepancies" between number of British state school pupils and elite sport participation

By Paul Osborne

The Youth Sport Trust has called for schools to wake up to the advantages gained by playing competitive sport before, during and after school ©Getty ImagesBritain's Youth Sport Trust has called for schools that do not truly value the place of sport to "wake up" following Ofsted's latest report "Going the extra mile".

Packed programme of activities as Bahrain prepares to celebrate Olympic Day

By Zjan Shirinian

Events will be held in various parts of the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park, as shown in this map ©Bahrain Olympic CommitteeBahrain's Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park will host everything from a walkathon to a theatre show on Monday (June 23) to celebrate Olympic day.

Band East40 to perform Glasgow 2014 charity single at London's St James’s Palace

By Gary Anderson

The East40 band members will be boarding the Virgin train in Glasgow bound for London and a performance at St James' Palace ©TwitterSchoolchildren from the east end of Glasgow are set to travel to London next week to perform a special charity single at St James's Palace called Let the Games Begin, which has been released ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games.
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