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Exclusive: Rio 2016 canoe slalom to stay in the mainstream

By David Owen

Canoe slalom is set to remain at its orginal venue of Deodoro after plans to move it 700 miles away were dropped by Rio 2016October 9 - The canoe slalom course for the Rio 2016 Olympics is to remain close to the heart of the action in Deodoro, insidethegames understands.

Russians caught for drugs doubled in a year, admit country's anti-doping agency

By Duncan Mackay

Blood samplesOctober 9 - Doping cases involving Russian athletes has more than doubled this year, it has been revealed in a new report published today. 

Exclusive: Gambian official to be invited to Glasgow 2014 despite Commonwealth withdrawal

By Paul Osborne at Marlborough House in London

Abdoulie M Touray has been invited to attend Glasgow 2014 depite The Gambia's withdrawal from the CommonwealthOctober 9 - Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), has revealed today that he has invited the Commonwealth Federation's African regional president, Abdoulie M Touray, to attend Glasgow 2014 despite The Gambia's recent withdrawal from the Commonwealth.

Iraq to withdraw from Gulf Cup of Nations in protest at host city switch

By Nick Butler

Iraq celebrate winning the 2007 Asian Cup in happier times than todays boycott announcementOctober 9 - Iraq has announced its withdrawal from the 2014-2015 Gulf Cup of Nations in protest to the decision to move the tournament away from the original host city choice of Basra.

Promotion and relegation introduced for new Sevens World Series

By Gary Anderson

October 9 - Promotion and relegation will be introduced for first time during this season's Sevens World SeriesA new promotion and relegation system is to be introduced for this season's HSBC Seven World Series, which starts in the Gold Coast this week, it has been announced by the International Rugby Board (IRB). 

Top retail executive appointed new chairman of British Amateur Boxing Association

By Duncan Mackay

Steve Esom, former managing director of Waitrose, has been appointed as the new chairman of the British Amateur Boxing AssociationOctober 9 - Former retail boss Steven Esom has been appointed as the chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA), which runs the country's world class performance programme for the Olympics, it was announced today.

Denmark set to host 2015 European Para Table Tennis Championships

By Gary Anderson

October 9 - Vejle in Denmark will host the 2015 European Para Table Tennis ChampionshipsThe International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced that the city of Vejle in Denmark will host the European Para Table Tennis Championships in 2015, it has been announced.

Royal Canadian Mint to produce medals for Toronto 2015

By Duncan Mackay at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre in Toronto

Royal Canadian Mint logoOctober 9 - Medals for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan Games in Toronto will be designed and produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, it was announced here today.

AIBA World Boxing Academy in Kazakhstan to open during World Championships this month

By Emily Goddard

AIBA's World Boxing Academy will open in Kazakhstan later this monthOctober 8 - The International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Academy in the Kazakhstani town of Talgar will be officially opened on October 24, boxing's world governing body announced today.
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