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IGF warn construction timetable for Rio 2016 remains tight at unveiling of new Olympic Golf Ranking

By Nick Butler

Peter Dawson has warned that there remains no time to be lost if the Rio 2016 golf course is to be completed in time ©Getty ImagesInternational Golf Federation (IGF) President Peter Dawson has insisted progress is being made with construction for the Rio 2016 golf course, but warned the time-scale remains tight if it is to be completed in time.

Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti opened by IOC President in latest example of sport boosting wider development

By Nick Butler

Thomas Bach alongside Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon ahead of the unveiling of the Centre today ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially opened a Sport for Hope Centre in the Haiti capital city of Port-au-Prince today in a latest example of sport being used for the wider development of a country.

First black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies aged 90

By Nick Butler

London 1948 Olympic high jump champion Alice Coachman-Davis has died aged 90 in South Georgia ©TwitterAlice Coachman-Davis, who by winning the high jump title at London 1948 became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, has died in Georgia at the age of 90. 

Action from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games available live on YouTube

By Gary Anderson

YouTube is set to broadcast live action from a Commonwealth Games for the first time in history this month ©AFP/Getty ImagesViewers around the world will be able to watch live action from Glasgow 2014 online via an official YouTube channel for the first time in Commonwealth Games history.

Hundreds of thousands pack streets of Berlin to welcome home German World Cup heroes

By Gary Anderson

Hundreds of thousands have turned out in Berlin to welcome home the FIFA 2014 World Cup winners ©Getty Images More than 400,000 jubilant fans packed the streets of Berlin today to welcome home the Germany squad following the side's triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

BOA unveil krow communications as latest commercial partner in build-up to Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

krow communications have been appointed the Official provider of Strategic marketing communications for the British Olympic Association ©krow communicationsKrow communications has been appointed Official Provider of the British Olympic Association (BOA) in the latest commercial appointment since the arrival of BOA chief executive Bill Sweeney last October.

Iranian London 2012 silver medal winner becomes latest powerlifter to fail doping test

By Nick Butler

London 2012 silver medal winner Roohallah Rostami has been stripped of his medal after failing a drugs test ©Getty ImagesIran's London 2012 silver medal winner Roohallah Rostami has become the latest powerlifter to be suspended after a failed doping test, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced today.

Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee renew partnership with leading bank on road to Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

PNGPC President Peter Curtain and BSP Group chief executive Robin Fleming far right with delighted athletes and officials following the announcement ©PNGPCBank South Pacific (BSP) has renewed its support of the Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee (PNGPC) with funding totalling PNK100,000 (£24,000/$41,000/€30,000) designed to enable Para-athletes from the country to compete in events around the world.

International Wheelchair Basketball Federation elects new President

By Gary Anderson

A new Executive Council has been elected by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation ©IWBFThe International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has elected a new Executive Council during its World Congress in Incheon, South Korea, which sees Germany's Ulf Mehrens replace Canadian Maureen Orchard as President.
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