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International Paralympic Committee "extremely pleased" with Tokyo 2020 progress

By Paul Osborne

The IPC has praised the progress of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee following its first Project Review ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed it is "extremely encouraged" by the progress of Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of its first Project Review today.

Gwangju 2015 celebrates 200 Days To Go until Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

Gwangju 2015 President Yoon Jang-hyun was at the City Hall to celebrate the 200 Days To Go mark before next years Universiade ©Gwangju 2015As the 200 Days To Go mark ticks by ahead of the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade, the city's Mayor and President of the Organising Committee Yoon Jang-hyun has highlighted his confidence that the Games will become a "new model for efficient sporting events".

More than half of funds needed to organise 2015 Pacific Games raised through sponsorship

By Nick Butler

The strong sponsorship revenue so far was unveiled this morning by the Port Moresby 2015 Organising Committee ©FacebookMore than PNK K30 million (£7.5 million/$11.5 million/€9.5 million) has been raised through sponsorship with seven months to go until the start of the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games, it has been announced.

Olympic medalist and world champion among international athlete ambassadors unveiled for Baku 2015

By Nick Butler

French rhythmic gymnast Kseniya Moustafaeva is among the athlete ambassadors announced for Baku 2015 ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesRepresentatives from rhythmic gymnastics, canoe sprint and 3x3 basketball are among international ambassadors announced today for the Baku 2015 European Games.

Toronto 2015 road events to be held on Lake Ontario waterfront

By Nick Butler

Road races at the Pan American Games will take place on the Lake Ontario waterfront in Toronto ©Getty ImagesCycling and road running events at the Pan American and Parapan American Games in Toronto next year will take place along the waterfront of Lake Ontario, it has been confirmed.

Ukraine win only gold as draughts world record broken at World Mind Games

By Nick Butler

Russia and Ukraine translated their political rivalry into a draughts grudge match today at the World Mind Games ©SportAccordUkraine's super blitz draughts player Viktoriia Motrichko won the only gold medal available on the penultimate day of action at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing, but compatriot Artem Ivanov stole the headlines in a world record breaking men's loss to Russia's Aleksandr Georgiev.

Over 13,000 sign petition calling for karate's inclusion at Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda (left) pictured with WKF President Antonio Espinós and JFK head Takashi Sasagawa ©WKFA petition has been set up calling for karate's inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics following the approval of Agenda 2020 proposals for a more flexible sports programme.

New inclusive sports policy in Fiji backed by country's first-ever Paralympic medallist

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 gold medallist and Fiji's Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana with executive director of FNCDP Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa at the launch of the new initiative designed to give every disabled person the opportunity to take part in sport ©FNCDPA new draft national inclusive sport policy has been published in Fiji which aims to give every disabled person in the country the opportunity to participate in sport. 

Two more marathon runners test positive as Kenyan doping scandal deepens

By Nick Butler

Two more Kenyan runners have failed drugs tests, it has been announced ©Getty ImagesMarathon runners Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo have become the latest Kenyan athletes to fail drugs tests, it has been announced today, while six further runners are under "suspicion". 
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