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Top rugby official appointed new chairman of Commonwealth Games England

By Gary Anderson

Ian Metcalfe has been named as the new chairman of Commonwealth Games England ©Getty ImagesFormer England rugby international Ian Metcalfe has been announced as the new chairman of Commonwealth Games England (CGE).

Rare Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch expected to fetch $175,000 at auction

By Emily Goddard

A Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch is expected to fetch $175,000 at auction next month ©Ingrid O'NeilA rare Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch is expected to fetch an estimated $175,000 (£107,000/€135,000) at a mail bid auction that also includes 40 Games medals.

Gwangju 2015 agree sponsorship deal with leading Korean drinks company

By Daniel Etchells

GUOC and Lotte Chilsung showcasing the official sponsorship agreement ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015 has named Lotte Chilsung Beverage Company as an official sponsor of the Summer Universiade. 

IRB chief confident Rugby World Cup 2015 will be a "record-breaker"

By Paul Osborne

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper believes the Rugby World Cup 2015 is on course to be a record-breaker ©Getty ImagesInternational Rugby Board (IRB) chief executive Brett Gosper believes the Rugby World Cup 2015 is on course to be a "record-breaker".

Germany and Brazil secure semi-final spots at Volleyball World Championship

By Gary Anderson

Brazil defeated big rivals Russia to secure a semi-final berth in Poland ©Getty ImagesGermany and Brazil have secured their places in the semi-finals of the Volleyball World Championship after securing impressive wins over Iran and Russia in Poland tonight.

Australian Sports Commission recognises new unified national taekwondo body

By Emily Goddard

The Australian Sports Commission has officially recognised a new unified Sports Taekwondo Australia ©Sports Taekwondo Australia The Australian Sports Commission has formally recognised a new unified national taekwondo body made up of Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) and Taekwondo Australia Ltd.

London Marathon fundraising eclipses five-year target, announces title sponsor Virgin Money

By Daniel Etchells

Hugh Brasher (left), Virgin Money London Marathon race director and Sir Richard Branson (right), Virgin founder celebrating the success on the London Tower Bridge ©Bob Martin for Virgin Money London MarathonVirgin Money, the title sponsor of the London Marathon since 2010, has today announced that the total raised for charity from the previous five events stands at £261.4 million ($427.1 million/€329.1 million), eclipsing the target of £250 million ($408.5 million/€314.7 million) set for this stage in the partnership. 

Manchester United Soccer School launched in Azerbaijan

By David Owen

It is hoped the Manchester United Soccer School will help children who study there contribute to the future of football in Azerbaijan ©Getty ImagesAzerbaijan has teamed up with one of the world's best-known football clubs, Manchester United, to help develop grass-roots football in the country.

Chinese Basketball Association secures three-year sponsorship deal with FAW-Volkswagen

Emily Goddard

The Chinese Basketball Association has secured a three-year sponsorship deal with FAW-Volkswagen ©FAW-VolkswagenThe Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has secured a three-year sponsorship deal with car manufacturing giant FAW-Volkswagen Automobile.
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