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Agitos Foundation to dole out €650,000 to 28 projects through Grant Support Programme

By Gary Anderson

The Agitos Foundation has awarded funding for 2014 to 28 projects ©Agitos FoundationThe Agitos Foundation has announced a list or organisations worldwide that are set to benefit from €650,000 (£513,000/$875,000) of funding through the second year of its Grant Support Programme.

Scottish athletes to receive money for medals at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Scottish medallists are set to receive prize boost should they win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesScottish medallists at the Commonwealth Games will earn a share of a £300,000 ($511,270/€379,423) funding pool made available by Commonwealth Games Scotland as part of its "Medallist Reward Scheme".

I will go on a "self denying ordinance" through Glasgow 2014, claims Scottish First Minister

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Alex Salmond insisted he will avoid the issue of Scottish Independence during Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesFirst Minister Alex Salmond has insisted he will avoid promoting Scottish Independence for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, in a "self denying ordinance" to best aid his campaign.

Philippine Olympic Committee donates $10,000 to Typhoon Haiyan victims

By Zjan Shirinian

Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Tomas Carrasco handed the donation to Father Anton Pascual ©Philippine Olympic CommitteeThe Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has donated $10,000 (£5,867/€7,427) to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Twelve-year-old joins online campaign to save Australian Pararoos football team

By Gary Anderson

12-year-old Claire Falls has launched a petition to save the Australian Pararoos after funding was axed ©TwitterTwelve-year-old Claire Falls has joined a growing online campaign to save the Australian Pararoos seven-a-side football team after the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) slashed the team's entire AUS175,000 (£97,000/$165,000/€123,000) funding.

Sochi to host 2015 SportAccord International Convention

By Duncan Mackay

Next year's SportAccord International Convention is set to be held on the Olympic Park in Sochi ©AFP/Getty ImagesSochi is set to host next year's SportAccord International Convention, a decision that will inevitably prove controversial with relations between Russia and much of the rest of the world at a low ebb following the missile attack last week on the Malaysia Airlines plane.

Exclusive: Trinidad and Tobago Olympic chief slams CGF for claiming they had "bungled" Glasgow 2014 entry

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Brian Lewis has criticised the CGF for accusing Trinidadian athletes of bungling their Glasgow 2014 entry ©TwitterTrinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has strongly criticised the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for giving the impression that eight countries had "bungled and forgotten" to enter athletes for Glasgow 2014, but CGF officials have since refused to retract their claims. 

London to stay as Commonwealth Games Federations headquarters as relocation proposal finally laid to rest

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

London will remain the headquarters of the Commonwealth Games Federation after a proposal to leave the British capital was dropped ©CAN MezzanineLondon will remain the headquarters of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) after its members once again strongly rejected a proposal to leave the the British capital here today. 

Changes to sports programme at Commonwealth Games being considered

By Nick Butler at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

Discussion is underway to reconsider the sports programme for the Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesA process is underway to reconsider the make-up of the sports programme at the Commonwealth Games, subject to decisions being made next year.
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