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Former England sevens captain Amor named as new head coach

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Simon Amor takes over form Ben Ryan as England Sevens head coachThe Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced the appointment of former captain Simon Amor as the new England Sevens head coach replacing Ben Ryan, who stood down from the role last month after six years in charge.

Paterson named as Team England Chef de Mission for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Jan Paterson has been named as Team England Chef de Mission for Glasgow 2014Commonwealth Games England (CGE) has today named Jan Paterson as Team England's Chef de Mission for Glasgow 2014, completing the senior leadership team for the event, which runs from July 23 to August 3 next year.

Pools drawn for IRB Sevens World Series curtain-raiser on Gold Coast

By James Crook

Pop star Sophie Monk was unveiled as an ambassador for the Gold Coast Sevens as the pool draw was made September 11 - The International Rugby Board (IRB) and tournament organisers Australian Rugby Union have announced the pools draw and match schedule for next month's Gold Coast Sevens event, which will kick off the 2013-2014 season.

Former taekwondo world champion Stevenson becomes World Combat Games ambassador

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Beijing 2008 bronze medallist Sarah Stevenson will be a Taekwondo Ambassador at the World Combat GamesFormer taekwondo world champion Sarah Stevenson has been named as the sport's ambassador for the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games taking place in St Petersburg next month.

Powell becomes first female Sport Wales chief executive

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Former hockey international Sarah Powell has been named as the first female chief executive of Sport WalesSport Wales has announced the appointment of former Welsh hockey captain Sarah Powell as the organisation's first female chief executive, replacing Huw Jones who retired earlier this year.

Ennis-Hill unveils giant swimmer ahead of World Triathlon Grand Final in London

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Olympic champion Ennis-Hill launches the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Hyde ParkOlympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has unveiled a giant floating sculpture called "Victor" in the Serpentine at London's Hyde Park to launch the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Grand Final today. 

Jordanian powerlifter Qaradhi to face sex charges trial

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Omar Sami Qaradhi will face trial over alleged sexual assault chargesJordanian powerlifter Omar Sami Qaradhi is to stand trial in Northern Ireland after a judge concluded that he had a case to answer after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman and two girls, prior to the London 2012 Paralympics last year.

Paralympic champion Santacana sweating on Sochi fitness after World Cup injury

By James Crook

Visually impaired skier Jon Santacana faces a race against time to be fit to compete at Sochi 2014 after tearing his AchillesSeptember 11 - World number one alpine skier Jon Santacana of Spain will face a race against time to be fit for next year's Winter Paralympics in Sochi after tearing his Achilles tendon at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Australia.

Exclusive: "We ask too much too early from bid cities" claims new IOC President

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

New International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has made changing the bid process a prioritySeptember 11 - Newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has made a change in the bidding process for the Games a major priority, he revealed here today.
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