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June 29 - Holders Wales set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with favourites New Zealand at the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Cup Sevens in Moscow, while neighbours England also face Southern Hemisphere opposition in their quarter-final, as they take on Australia.
June 29 - Britain's Jonnie Peacock equalled the second fastest official time in history for a single leg amputee, on his way to victory in the T44 100 metres in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix Final at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
June 28 - Russia's Paralympic downhill skier Aleksandr Alyabyev, visited a schoolto talk to schoolchildren about his career and how Sochi 2014 will help to change attitudes towards disabilities, as part of the Games' "Our Champions "campaign.
June 28 - The marketing arm of the European Handball Federation (EHF), EHF Marketing Gmbh, has agreed a newlong-term deal with sports right company, MP & Silva, to market the media rights of Europe's top club competitions.
June 27 - The Royal & Ancient (R&A) has announced that the prize fund for the 2013 Open Championship has increased by five per cent from last year to a total of £5.25 million ($7.9 million/€6.1 million).
June 26 - The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has met with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to discuss issues surrounding the presentation and scheduling of the sport at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
June 25 - British 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.
June 25 - Reconstruction work is continuing at pace to London's Aquatic Centre, which staged all the swimming and diving events during last years Olympic and Paralympic Games, as the first of 628 panes of glass have been installed to transform the outside of the facility, ahead of it being opened up to the public in spring 2014.
June 25 - Nearly 120 competitors will line up at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup when it takes place at Stoke Mandeville, birthplace of the Paralympic Games, from June 29 to July 5.
June 24- Sebastian Coe officially opened a new medical facility in central London as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy, the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) will treat elite and amateur athletes as well as NHS patients, all in one location.
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.
WorldSkills is movement that changes the lives of young people through skills. On the international level, 83 Member organisations that belong to WorldSkills reach two-thirds of the world’s population and create measurable impact at every level through skills development and promotion. We inspire young people to develop a passion for skills and pursuing excellence, through competitions and promotions. We are looking for a Sponsorship and Partnership Manager to join our global, multi-cultural, and virtual Secretariat team at WorldSkills International. As Sponsorship and Partnership Manager you will be part of the Sponsorship and Partnership department, working closely with the Director of Sponsorship and Partnership on all related activities.
Planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is mind-boggling. Following postponement, and with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the challenge now facing Tokyo 2020 organisers is unique. Mike Rowbottom reports.