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Puerto Rico Hurricanes storm into WSB Season V

By Daniel Etchells

The World Series of Boxing has named the Puerto Rico Hurricanes as its 16th franchise ©WSBThe general manager of the Puerto Rico Hurricanes has targeted Rio 2016 qualification for the franchise's boxers after the World Series of Boxing (WSB) named them as the competition's 16th addition ahead of the start of its fifth season in January. 

Volunteer process opened by 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow

By Duncan Mackay

Tollcross International Swimming Centre is to follow this year's Commonwealth Games by hosting next year's IPC Swimming Championships ©Getty ImagesGlasgow has begun the application process to recruit volunteers for next years International Paralympic Committeee (IPC) Swimming World Championships next year.

British Government announces u-turn in basketball funding row

By Emily Goddard

British Basketball is to receive £1.18 million in Government funding ©Getty ImagesBritish Basketball is to receive £1.18 million ($1.87 million/€1.50 million) in funding after the Government today performed a u-turn on its decision to strip the national governing body of its financial support earlier this year.

Netherlands duo beat world number one pairing at Wheelchair Doubles Masters

By Daniel Etchells

The Netherlands' Marjolein Buis combined with compatriot Michaela Spaanstra for the first time in a major tournament ©Getty ImagesThe Netherlands' Marjolein Buis and Michaela Spaanstra upset the odds to beat world number one pairing of Japan's Yui Kamiji and Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley at f the 2014 UNIQLO Wheelchair Double Masters in Mission Viejo, California.

ISU World Cup short track series to begin in Salt Lake City

By Daniel Etchells

The International Skating Union World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series consists of six events ©ISUThe International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series is set to get underway in Salt Lake City tomorrow with the world's top skaters in action.

Support for major events not a problem in our country, says Sport Event Denmark deputy chief

By Daniel Etchells at the IMD Business School in Lausanne

Hanne Sejer (left), deputy chief executive of Sport Event Denmark, was speaking at the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne ©ITGHanne Sejer, deputy chief executive of Sport Event Denmark, has claimed generating the support of the Danish public and Government to bid for major events has not been an issue there, despite the problems that many European countries have faced.

Grainger prepares for first UK competition since winning London 2012 gold

By Mike Rowbottom

Katherine Grainger celebrates gold at the London 2012 Games ©Getty ImagesKatherine Grainger, Britain's most successful female Olympic rower, is set to race competitively in the UK later this month for the first time since winning London 2012 gold.

Czech and German Olympic Committees sign Memorandum of Cooperation

By Daniel Etchells

Jiří Kejval (left), President of the Czech Olympic Committee, and Michael Vesper (right), general director of the German Olympic Committee, attended the meeting ©Czech Olympic CommitteeThe Olympic Committees of the Czech Republic and Germany have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, focusing on the exchange of experience and know-how, as well as projects supporting youth sports and the training of coaches.

Exclusive: Working Group set up to analyse European reluctance to bid for Olympics

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

A new Working Group has been proposed by EOC President Patrick Hickey ©AFP/Getty ImagesA new Working Group will be set up by the European Olympic Committees to evaluate why there has been such a decline in interest in bidding for the Olympic Games.
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