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Athletics coach slams proposed demolition of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

By Emily Goddard

John Powell has slammed plans to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium ©Getty ImagesJohn Powell, head coach at Trackspeed1 UK, has hit out at plans that surfaced this week to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium and claimed there has been no consultation with key stakeholders.

New Zealand names Wardell as Pyeongchang 2018 Chef de Mission

By Emily Goddard

Peter Wardell has been named as New Zealand's Chef de Mission for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand has named Peter Wardell as Chef de Mission for the Pyeongchang 2018, the third consecutive Winter Olympics he will have fulfilled the role. 

Karate Premier League series concludes with crowning of Grand Winners

By Gary Anderson

Italy and France finished the Karate Premier League series with three Grand Winners each ©WKFThe Walserfeld Halle in Austrian city Salzburg was the setting for the conclusion of the World Karate Federation Premier League series and saw 12 athletes crowned this season's overall Grand Winners.

Pools drawn for second round of Sevens World Series in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

Fiji will be looking to build on a promising Sevens World Series start by defending their Dubai Sevens title ©Getty ImagesAs the dust settles on the first round of the Sevens World Series in Gold Coast, attention will now turn to the second round in Dubai after the Pool line-ups were finalised for the event.

Iran celebrates National Paralympic Day

By Gary Anderson

Around 8,000 children with disabilities took part in National Paralympic Day celebrations in Tehran ©Iran NPCThe Iranian National Paralympic Committee held a number of events across the country to celebrate National Paralympic Day, including an event at the Azadi Sports Complex in capital Tehran that saw 8,000 children with a disability take part in activities.

Biles most successful US female at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with six gold medals

By Gary Anderson

Simone Biles holds the most World Championship titles of any female American gymnast with six ©Getty ImagesSimone Biles claimed two more gold medals on the final day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning to surpass Shannon Miller as the most successful female gymnast from the United States in terms of world titles.

FIVB signs deal with Rosetta Stone to teach English to referees

By Nick Butler at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan

 FIVB President Ary S Graça was joined in Milan by Rosetta Stone representative Sabine Schnorr ©FIVBLanguage learning software company Rosetta Stone have been appointed by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to help all referees and staff become proficient in speaking English, it was announced here today.

Wheelchair racers George and McFadden reign supreme in Chicago once again

By Gary Anderson

Joshua George claimed his fourth Chicago Marathon win today in a dramatic finish ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmericans Joshua George and Tatyana McFadden reigned supreme at the Chicago Marathon once again, winning their fourth and fifth wheelchair racing titles respectively at the event.

Bahrain Olympic Committee welcome UAE delegation promoting women's award

By Zjan Shirinian

General coordinator Khawla Al Muhairi is leading the visiting delegation ©BOCA delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) promoting an award for outstanding female athletes has arrived in Bahrain to spread the word about the prize.
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