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Nearly 2,000 volunteer applications received for Trentino 2013

By Gary Anderson

July 30 - vounteers 2013Organisers of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade have received more 1,800 applications from people looking to become volunteers at the Games which are due take place from December 11 to 21.

London recruits Games law services firm as partner for 2018 Gay Games bid

By James Crook

9152263362 370b55a275 b1-719x500July 29 - The London bid to bring the Gay Games to the UK for the first time in 2018 has recruited leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as their second official supporter following their role as legal services provider to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the British capital.

Help for Heroes team set for Copper Box exhibition match with GB wheelchair basketball squads

By James Crook

GB Men winning team with trophyJuly 30 - British charity Help for Heroes will be represented by a team made up of wounded servicemen and veterans in an exhibition match against members of the GB wheelchair basketball squads at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's Copper Box next month.

Exclusive: Turkey needs to "clean their house" if Istanbul 2020 is to win bid, IAAF President warns

By Duncan Mackay

Lamine Diack profileJuly 29 - Turkey's Government needs to do more to demonstrate that it is dealing with its country's doping problem if Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is to be successful, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack has warned.

Exclusive: Multi-million pound windfall for UK Athletics after Anniversary Games

By Duncan Mackay

Usain Bolt Sainsburys Anniversary Games July 27 2013July 29 - British Athletics is set for a £9 million ($14 million/€10.5 million) windfall following the success of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium at the weekend. 

Exclusive: Kalmadi to be replaced on IAAF Council by Chinese official

By Duncan Mackay

Suresh KalmadiJuly 29 - Suresh Kalmadi has been replaced on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling Council after losing his position as head of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).

Zabel resigns from Professional Cycling Council after admitting to "many years" of doping

By Duncan Mackay

Erik ZabelJuly 29 - Germany's Erik Zabel has resigned from the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) after admitting to "many years" of doping, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today.

Gold medallist heads students awarded scholarships for Russian International Olympic University

By Nick Butler

Otylia Jedrzejczak swimmingJuly 29 - Polish Olympic gold medallist Otylia Jedrzejczak heads the names of 20 students who will receive scholarships to study for a Master of Sport Administration (MSA) programme at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU).

London to host the IPC Marathon World Cup for four more years

By Nick Butler

Fearnley winning London Marathon 2013July 29 - The London Marathon will host the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Marathon World Cup until at least 2017 after agreeing a four-year extension, it was announced today. 
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