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McQuaid's verdict on Cookson's manifesto: "Half baked, fundamentally flawed and financially impractical"

By Duncan Mackay

Pat McQuaid in officeJune 25 - Pat McQuaid, President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), has claimed that his rival Brian Cookson's election manifesto is "half baked, fundamentally flawed and financially impractical" and warned that if he is elected it would turn the clock back more than 100 years when Britain dominated the governance of the sport.

Australian Anti-Doping Authority given police-like powers as Senate passes Bill

By Emily Goddard

ASADAJune 25 - Australia's Senate has passed a Bill giving the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) greater powers to help it speed up doping investigations.

British team announced for UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships

By Gary Anderson

June 25 - Lora Turnham and Corinne HallBritish Cycling has announced the four riders that will represent Great Britain at the International Cycling (UCI) Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada, which is due to take place from August 29 to September 1, this year.

Ten-time Paralympic champion Dias heads Brazilian squad for World Swimming Championships

By James Crook

151465955June 24 - Paralympic superstar Daniel Dias is included in Brazil's 25-man squad for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Swimming Championships in Montreal in August, where he will be looking to defend the eight world titles he won three years ago in Eindhoven.

USA Gymnastics extends partnership with P&G through to Rio 2016 Olympics

By Emily Goddard

PG USA GymnasticsJune 24 - USA Gymnastics has extended its deal with Procter & Gamble (P&G) through to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Report urges Welsh schools to give PE same status as English and maths to tackle "obesity time-bomb"

By Emily Goddard

school-games-640x365June 24 - A report on Physical Activity in Schools, prepared by a review group under the leadership of Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, is urging Welsh schools to make physical education a core subject, alongside English, Welsh, maths and science, to help the nation tackle the "obesity time-bomb".

USA Synchro partners Riverside Aquatics Complex to create National Development Training Centre

By Gary Anderson

June 24 - US SynchroA new National Development Training Centre has been created by USA Synchro at the Riverside Aquatics Centre in California, which will see junior and age teams use the facility.

GB handball captain White to lead new side formed in Milton Keynes

By James Crook

olycats-logo-250June 24 - Newly-established multi-discipline sports club Olympic Catuvellauni have announced that they are to form a new handball club in Milton Keynes, which will be headed by Great Britain captain Bobby White, who led the national team to their first ever Olympics appearance at London 2012.

No contingency plans for 2014 World Cup hosting, says FIFA general secretary

By James Crook

171430002June 24 - FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke has insisted there are no alternative plans for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, quashing suggestions that the tournament could be moved from the country under the pressure of protesters. 
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