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US Para-rowing crews named for World Championships

By Gary Anderson

July 8 - Rob Jones and Oksana MastersThe Para-rowing crews that will represent the United States at the 2013 International Rowing Federation (FISA) World Rowing Championships in South Korea have been announced.

CONCACAF vows to "Embrace Diversity" as Gold Cup kicks off

By James Crook

concacafembracediversity  070713July 8 - The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have presented their vision to "Embrace Diversity" through football as the first match of the biennial Gold Cup kicked off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena between Canada and Martinique.

Britain announce new-look wheelchair rugby team for European Championships

By James Crook

151441486July 8 - Britain have added six new faces to their squad for the wheelchair rugby European Championships in Antwerp next month, including high pointers James Roberts and Paul McDerby, who have come through the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) performance management system.

Olympic champions and first woman in space among first named Sochi 2014 Torchbearers

By Emily Goddard

Maria Kiseleva 080713July 8 - Twelve-time Olympic gymnastics medallist Alexei Nemov, triple Olympic synchronised swimming champion Maria Kiseleva (pictured) and the first woman to have travelled to space, Valentina Tereshkova, are among the first named Sochi 2014 Olympic Torchbearers announced today.

McQuaid claims he has "transformed sport" during time as UCI President as launches manifesto for third term

By Duncan Mackay

Pat McQuaid profile 4July 8 - Pat McQuaid today launched his manifesto as he seeks a third term as President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), claiming that he was fully committed to the fight against doping. 

London 2012 super-heavyweight champion set to turn back on AIBA by signing for Matchroom

By Duncan Mackay

Anthony Joshua with British flag at London 2012July 8 - Britain's London 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to deliver a blow to the new plans by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to allow professional fighters to compete at Rio 2016 by signing a deal with Matchroom, the agency founded by Barry Hearn. 

British medal hopes launch London 2013 World Triathlon Grand Final

By Emily Goddard at the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, London

lodnon 2013July 8 - London 2012 Olympian Stuart Hayes, reigning under-23 world champion Non Stanford and two-time Paralympian Lauren Steadman were among the big names here today to launch the London 2013 World Triathlon Grand Final taking place at the Olympic venue in September this year.

Zara Phillips to miss European Championships after announcing pregnancy

By Duncan Mackay

Zara Phillips celebrating London 2012 silver medalJuly 8 - Britain today announced its eventing team for the 2013 European Championships in Malmö, which was missing Zara Phillips, who revealed that she is pregnant.

Missing London 2012 Congolese athletes given refugee status in Britain

By Duncan Mackay

Dedeline Mibamba Kimbata  London 2012July 8 - Five athletes and officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who went missing after taking part in the London 2012 Paralympics have been granted refugee status in Britain.
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