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NBA International President to leave role at end of 2013

By James Crook

NBA International President Heidi Ueberroth will vacate her role at the end of the yearAugust 21 - National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern has announced that NBA International President Heidi Ueberroth will leave her role at the end of 2013.

Exclusive: Athletics at Asian Beach Games would be successful, claims new chief

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Brigadier General Dahlan Jumaan Al HamadAugust 22 - Athletics could soon appear on the programme of the Asian Beach Games, if various logistical hurdles can be overcome, the new head of the sport in the continent has revealed here. 

Satellite Village set-up for shooting competition at Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay

The Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee will be part of a Satellite Village for shooting competitors and officials during Glasgow 2014August 21 - A Satellite Village in Dundee and Angus to host the 500 athletes and officials involved in the shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games was unveiled today by Glasgow 2014. 

Swiss Cycling withdraws McQuaid nomination for UCI Presidency

By Emily Goddard

Pat McQuaid has lost the backing of Swiss CyclingAugust 21 - Pat McQuaid's hopes of re-election as President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) have been dealt a further blow after Swiss Cycling confirmed it has withdrawn its backing of the embattled Irishman.

Indian Government backs IOC action to prevent tainted officials taking office

By James Crook

Jitendra Singh has shown his support for the IOCAugust 21 - The Indian Government has expressed its support of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) action to prevent tainted officials from running in Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections.

Sochi 2014 Olympic slopestyle course revealed

By Gary Anderson

August 21 - Plans for the Sochi 2014 slopestyle course have been revealedThe International Ski Federation (FIS) today released the first details of the Sochi 2014 slopestyle course, ahead of the discipline's Winter Olympic debut next year.

Muneoka confirmed as new All Japan Judo Federation President

By Emily Goddard

Shoji Muneoka has officially been appointed as the new All Japan Judo Federation PresidentAugust 21 - Shoji Muneoka has today been confirmed as the new President of the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) exactly a week after his predecessor Haruki Uemura's resignation.

Respect the rules at Sochi 2014, warns Swedish Olympic Committee following rainbow nails "protest”

By James Crook

Emma Green Tregaro was told to remove her rainbow coloured nail varnish by Swedish officials at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow last weekAugust 21 - Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) head Stefan Lindeberg has warned athletes that political statements will not be tolerated at Sochi 2014 after two of the nation's athletes caused a stir by sporting rainbow-coloured nail varnish at the Athletics World Championships in Moscow last week.

More than million requests for 2014 World Cup tickets on first day of sale

By James Crook

More than a million ticket requests were made in the first seven hours of sale for the 2014 FIFA World CupAugust 21 - More than one million ticket requests for matches at next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil have been submitted within seven hours of the beginning of the first phase of ticket sales, world football's governing body has announced.

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