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Nelson finally awarded Olympic shot put gold medal from Athens 2004

By Duncan Mackay at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St Petersburg

Adam Nelson Athens 2004May 30 - American shot putter Adam Nelson has been officially awarded the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medal following the disqualification of Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonoh, it was announced here today.

SuperSport wins Africa broadcast rights for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Emily Goddard

update LogoMay 30 - Glasgow 2014 has named SuperSport as the Sub-Saharan Africa broadcast rights holder for next year's Commonwealth Games.

IPC President Sir Philip spreads message of inclusive sport at international Sport Ministers conference

By Emily Goddard

sir philip craven minepsMay 30 - Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has addressed the fifth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V) to highlight the importance of inclusive sport, regardless of gender or impairment, across the globe.

Paralympic champion given Tour de France chance

By Duncan Mackay

Jiri Jezek London 2012May 30 - Six-time Paralympic champion Jiri Jezek is to be given a unique opportunity to showcase his abilities when he appears as a forerider at the Tour de France. 

Australian Paralympic wheelchair rugby champions set to make first appearance since London 2012

By James Crook

151427595May 30 - Australia's victorious wheelchair rugby squad from the 2012 Paralympic Games will compete for the first time since they took gold in London at next week's Denmark Challenge, with the seven top-ranked nations in the world all set to take part.

British and Russian Governments sign MoU to work together on sport

By Tom Degun at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St Petersburg

Hugh Robertson and Vitaly MutkoMay 29 - The British and Russian Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in the area of sport, with a specific focus on sharing best legacy practices from London 2012 and Sochi 2014.

"Actions speak louder than words" claims Istanbul 2020 bid leader as work on new bridge begins

By Duncan Mackay

Istanbul bridge opening May 29 2013May 29 - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Abdullah Gül today broke the ground for the foundations of the third bridge across the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, which will be called "Olympiat" if the city is awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Pan American champions named as new Argentina hockey coaches

By Emily Goddard

L-R Sandra Isola Vice President CAH Carlos Retegui Coach Argentina men Anibal Fernandez President CAH and Emanuel Roggero Coach Argentina womenMay 29 - Pan American champions Emanuel Roggero and Carlos Retegui are the new head coaches of the Argentinean women's and men's hockey teams respectively, Argentina Hockey Confederation (CAH) President Aníbal Fernández has announced.

Buenos Aires 2018 bid team in confident spirits as host city announcement date draws near

By James Crook at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St Petersburg

buenosaires2018May 29 - With just over a month to go before the host city is announced, Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games bid chief Francisco Irarrazaval and newly-unveiled bid ambassador, Argentine rugby union legend Agustin Pichot, claim they are "feeling confident" as the race to host the third summer Youth Olympic Games draws to a climax.
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