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We certainly hope our FIFA ticketing deal will be extended, says Match chairman amid police probe

By Emily Goddard

Jaime Byrom has said he hopes Match's ticketing deal with FIFA will be extended ©Getty ImagesJaime Byrom, executive chairman of Match, has said he hopes his firm's World Cup ticketing deal with FIFA will be extended despite being embroiled in an investigation into a $100 million (£59 million/€74 million) touting operation.

First participants of Baku 2015 Games Academy set to begin training ahead of European Games

By Gary Anderson

The first 45 participants on the Graduate Excellence Programme at the Baku 2015 European Games Academy are set to begin training ©Baku 2015The Baku 2015 European Games Academy welcomed its first 45 participants this week who are set to take part in its inaugural Graduate Excellence Programme.

Judo returns to Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014 as England once again the team to beat

By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow 

Judo will make its return to the Commonwealth Games when action gets underway tomorrow ©Getty ImagesJudo will make its third appearance at the Commonwealth Games when athletes take to the tatami at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here tomorrow, as England will once again look to dominate the medal haul.

Nominations open for 2014 World Sailor of the Year Awards

Emily Goddard

Nominations are open for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards ©ISAFThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has opened the nominations for the 2014 World Sailor of the Year Awards.

Paralympic champions lead strong British team for Para-dressage World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Sophie Wells is one of five Paralympic medal winners in the British squad for the Para-Dressage World Championships ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain has named five riders who will compete at this year's Para-Dressage World Championships in a line-up that includes four riders who have tasted gold medal success at Paralympic Games.

Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony gets Commonwealth Games off to uniquely Scottish start

By Gary Anderson at Celtic Park in Glasgow

An extravaganza of music and dance helped launch the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Celtic Park tonight ©Getty ImagesAn extravaganza of music, dance and celebration got the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games off to a spectacular start here at Celtic Park tonight as the people of Glasgow and Scotland put on a party like only they can to start the 20th edition of the Games.

Ethics Committee investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be made public

By Nick Butler

Lawyer Michael Garcia's report is expected to shed more light on the Qatar 2022 scandal ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn Ethics Committee investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup to Russia and Qatar respectively will not be completed for another six weeks, and when it is finished, it will not be made public.

UK economy boosted by more than £14 billion since London 2012, Prime Minister to tell Glasgow 2014 conference

By Gary Anderson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes possession of the Olympic Flag at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony ©Getty ImagesBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Oslo 2022 strengthened by messages of support from two major leaders

By Nick Butler

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions chief Gerd Kristiansen has declared her support for Oslo 2022 ©TwitterOslo 2022 has received a boost after the leaders of two of Norway's most influential organisations declared their support for the under fire 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.
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