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Qatar's achievement in becoming the first non-European nation to reach the final of the Men's World Handball Championships shows this Gulf state is now a serious sporting competitor at world level, claimed Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, general secretary of the Qatar Olympic Committee.
France claimed a shock men's 4x2.5 kilometres open relay victory as they beat reigning champions Russia on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships at Cable.
Frenchman Jérôme Champagne has officially announced he has failed to secure the five nominations required to run for FIFA President, leaving a four-horse race ahead of the election in Zurich on May 29.
Britain have led the protests against the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)'s decision to drop sailing from Tokyo 2020 and, together with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), have launched a campaign for the sport to be added to the programme.
Ghana reached their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Guinea while pre-tournament favourites Algeria crashed out after a defeat to Ivory Coast at the Estadio de Malabo.
The International Skating Union (ISU) European Figure Skating Championships at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm concluded with an air of familiarity as Russia clinched a clean sweep of the pairs competition for a second consecutive year.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
Day to day management of BOA relationships with a selected portfolio of Olympic sponsors. Responsible for all relationship, activation and contractual issues arising within the specific sponsors and their agencies. Manage and advise on sponsor activations to ensure all activations are in line with the agendas of the numerous stakeholders. Project manage ad-hoc commercial event programmes and related campaigns.
The 2018 Wrestling World Championships beginning in Budapest this week is the latest in a string of major events being hosted in the Hungarian capital. Mike Rowbottom explores a city with huge sporting ambitions.