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Youth secretary of German National Paralympic Committee dies after 34 year career

By Nick Butler

DBS youth secretary Detlev Lutkehoff has died after a 34 year career with the National Paralympic Committee ©DBSDetlev Lutkehoff, youth secretary of the National Paralympic Committee of Germany, has died after a 34 year career with the organisation, it has been announced.

Guelzec reveals intention to stand for International Gymnastics Federation Presidency

By Nick Butler

European Union of Gymnastics President has declared his intention to run for FIG President ©UEGFrance's Georges Guelzec has thrown his hat into the ring to become President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) when current head Bruno Grandi stands down next year.

Tokyo 2020 announce new Commissions amid move to new headquarters

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 held its fifth Executuve Board meeting today ©TwitterThe Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is due to move to a new headquarters at the end of March, insidethegames has learned following today's Executive Board meeting.

Birmingham "100 per cent built" for World Games, says bid leader

By David Owen

Birmingham, Alabama were awarded the 2021 World Games ©IWGABirmingham, Alabama, already possesses all the facilities it needs to host the 2021 World Games, two of the city's victorious bid leaders have told insidethegames.

Head coach of Russian athletics team resigns amid doping crisis

By Paul Osborne

Valentin Maslakov has resigned from his position as head coach of Russian athletics ©Moscow2013Valentin Maslakov, head coach of the Russian athletics team, has resigned from his role amid a series of doping scandals that have plagued the world's largest country over recent years.

Commonwealth Games delivered £423 million boost to Glasgow businesses

By Emily Goddard

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games-related contracts brought a £669 million total boost to businesses ©Getty ImagesThe Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games delivered a boost of over £423 million ($635 million/€559 million) to businesses in the Scottish city, Glasgow City Council has revealed.

Billiard sports queue up for Tokyo 2020 Olympic inclusion

By Liam Morgan

The WPBSA and the WCBS have been working closely to outline a case for billiard sports to be included at the OlympicsCue sports has become the latest discipline to announce its intention to be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme.

Austrian veteran seals maiden snowboarding world title on historic day at World Championships

By Liam Morgan

Austria's Claudia  Riegler became the oldest winner of a snowboarding world title as she won the parallel giant slalom event at Lachtal Valley ©Getty ImagesAustrian Claudia Riegler became the oldest snowboarder in history to win a world title as she took gold in the parallel giant slalom event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships on home ground at Lachtal Valley today.

Spain and Croatia qualify unbeaten at World Handball Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Spain and Slovenia's players observe a minute's silence before their match to honour the passing of the King of Saudi Arabia ©Qatar2015Defending champions Spain made it clear they will take some beating at this year's World Handball Championships in Qatar as a 30-26 win over Slovenia - preceded by a minute's silence to respect the passing of the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz - saw them consolidate their position at the top of Group A.
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