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Woman arrested in Iran for attending FIVB World League match faces at least one more week in jail

By Duncan Mackay

British-Iranian law student Ghoncheh Ghavami faces at least another week in jail following her arrest for attending a volleyball match in Tehran ©FacebookGhoncheh Ghavami, the London law student imprisoned in Iran after attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match, has been remanded in court for at least another week following a 90-minute trial.

Panasonic signs up as worldwide partner of International Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

Panasonic has signed a worldwide partnership deal with the International Paralympic Committee ©PanasonicElectronic giants Panasonic Corporation has signed a deal to become a worldwide partner of the International Paralympic Committee through until Tokyo 2020.

AECOM to advise on Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure development

By Emily Goddard

AECOM will advise on the Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure developments ©AECOM The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 have appointed AECOM Technology Corporation to advise on the development of the venues and infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

FIFA to lead inspection of Russian stadiums for 2018 World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

The Luzhniki Stadium, venue for the 2008 Champions League final, will be inspected on October 20 ©Getty ImagesA week-long inspection of the stadiums for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will commence tomorrow as a joint delegation made up of representatives from world football's governing body and the host nation's 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hold their first official visit.

Pakistan Olympic Association to hold fresh elections in November

By Gary Anderson

The Pakistan Olympic Association will held fresh elections on November 25 ©POAThe Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) is set to hold fresh elections for 40 positions except that of President on November 25, it has been announced. 

Deutsche Bank executive chosen to replace Peter Dawson as head of Royal & Ancient

By Gary Anderson

Martin Slumbers will become chief executive of the R&A next year replacing Peter Dawson ©R&AMartin Slumbers will replace Peter Dawson as the Royal & Ancient (R&A) chief executive when he steps down next September, it has been announced. 

Prosecutor warns judge over public backlash if Pistorius escapes jail term

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius enters court today as his sentencing hearing for killing Reeva Steenkamp continues in Pretoria ©Getty ImagesProsecutor Gerrie Nel has warned Judge Thokozile Masipa that she risks unleashing a public backlash if six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius escapes a jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Baku 2015 volunteer programme to be sponsored by Nar Mobile

By Daniel Etchells

Kent McNeley (left), chief executive of Nar Mobile, and Simon Clegg (right), Baku 2015 chief operating officer, sit either side of Nigar Arpadarai, head of PR and corporate communications at Nar Mobile ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has announced that official partner Nar Mobile will sponsor its volunteer programme, described as the biggest in the history of Azerbaijan.

FIFA impose five-year ban on Mongolian Football Federation President

By Daniel Etchells

Ganbold Buyannemekh (left), has been banned for five years by FIFA ©Getty ImagesGanbold Buyannemekh, President of the Mongolian Football Federation, has been given a five-year ban from all football-related activity for soliciting and accepting payments from former FIFA Executive Committee member Mohamed bin Hammam, world football's governing body announced today. 
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