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PSA Hire Tim Garner to boost European Tour ahead of 2020 bid

By Nick Butler

psa logoAugust 7 - The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has named former England international Tim Garner as its European representative in its latest move to boost the sport ahead of its vote for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games.

British Swimming will make changes after worst World Championships for 15 years, promises head coach

By Nick Butler

halsall smallAugust 6 - Bill Furniss, head coach of British Swimming, has insisted changes will be made following a disappointing week at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona in which British secured just one bronze medal and finished well short of their target of three-to-five.

Brazilian Paralympic athletes pay visit to President Rousseff

By Gary Anderson

August 6 - DILMA ROUSSEFFBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff has welcomed home some of the nation's athletes who starred at this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships with a ceremony hosted at Palácio do Planalto, the Presidential Palace.

Paralympic swimming champion launches campaign to make her walk again

By Nick Butler

weg celebratingAugust 6 - American 2012 Paralympic swimming champion Mallory Weggemann has launched a campaign on the website Indiegogo to help her fulfil her dream to walk again - over five years after she took her last step.

USA Gymnastics reveals first countries to benefit from Global Ambassador programme

By Gary Anderson

August 6 - GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAMUSA Gymnastics has announced that Bermuda, Denmark, Panama and South Africa are the first countries to receive support through its development campaign, the Global Ambassador programme.

London 2012 finalists through to last four at 2013 CPISRA Intercontinental Cup

By Gary Anderson

August 6 - sevens footballReigning Paralympic seven-a-side football champions Russia eased through to the semi-finals of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Intercontinental Cup in Barcelona, where they will be joined by London 2012 runners-up Ukraine, along with Ireland and Brazil.

Record number of youngsters riding bikes, claims British Cycling

By Nick Butler

Chris Froome wearing yellow jerseyAugust 6 - Success by the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Laura Trott have inspired record numbers of youngsters to get on their bikes in the past year, according to figures announced today by British Cycling.

Mercedes-Benz extends patronage agreement with PGA of America

By Gary Anderson

August 6 - MERC PGALuxury German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has extended its agreement with the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America which sees the company continue as a patron of the PGA in a deal that runs through until 2017.

Record drugs bans will "boost" baseball-softball Olympic bid, claim WBSC officials

By James Crook

175650648August 6 - A record drugs ban imposed on Alex Rodriguez, baseball's highest paid star, has improved the sport's chance of winning back its place on the Olympic programme, it was claimed today.
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