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19th edition of the FINA Diving world cup debuts in style in shanghai

Shanghai – China, July 16, 2014: The 19th edition of the FINA Diving World Cup kicked off under heavy rain at Shanghai’s Oriental Sports Centre, China on July 15 while the world’s best divers delivered brilliant performances in the first event on the programme, the mixed team event. The medallists (pictured above,

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IOC brings hope to Haiti with opening of new sport centre

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, july 15, 2014: The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, today officially opened a Sport for Hope Centre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the presence of Republic of Haiti President Michel Martelly and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Straight after the terrible earthquake that hit the country

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Ten teenage talents to watch in TrackTown – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Monaco, July 15, 2014: The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on 22 July. As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, here are 10 talented teenagers who will

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ICSS embarks on Africa with first match-fixing prevention workshops in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam/Mwanza, July 15, 2014: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) this week delivered the first in a series of match-fixing education and prevention workshops to young players in Africa. As part of the ICSS’s commitment to educate young players about the dangers of match-fixing, Stuart Page, ICSS Director, Strategy

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Olympic Games first priority from Monday,’ says Brazilian President Rousseff

Rio de Janeiro, July 11, 2014: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today received strong support from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the successful delivery of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After the meeting, President Bach praised the organisation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. “Brazil and Brazilians can be proud,”

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Record High Fives for World Masters Davenport, Murphy & Van Der Wath

Hong Kong, July 11, 2014: While Australia swept the board with 17 medals – seven of them gold – on today’s final day of action in the WSF World Masters Squash Championships in Hong Kong, it was South African Craig van der Wath, England’s Averil Murphyand Australian Geoffrey Davenport who stole the

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Belo Horizonte – Brazil’s Hidden Gem, Highlights of the City’s World Cup journey as presence in tournament ends

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 11, 2014: As the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, Belo Horizonte reflects on its role within the tournament and the key moments of the city’s World Cup journey. With Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil in Tuesday’s Semi-Final coming 64 years after England’s shock defeat to

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ASB launches new Permanent Glass Court in Hong Kong

London, July 11, 2014: Pioneering German manufacturer ASB has taken a major step forward in squash court design with the launch of its revolutionary new ASB PermanentGlassCourt this month in Hong Kong. Three ASB PermanentGlassCourts have been installed at the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) where more than 750 players are currently

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IOC Executive Board meeting wraps up with positive update on Rio 2016 progress

Lausanne, July 9, 2014: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded three days of meetings today with a positive update on the progress in preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and discussions on Olympic Agenda 2020. The Executive Board heard reports on the preparations for

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The 19th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS Amsterdam 2014, de-briefing

Amsterdam – Netherlands, July 9, 2014: The 19th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS Amsterdam 2014, was the second largest congress in the history of the ECSS. Amsterdam provided a unique setting for this spectacular scientific event “sport science around the canals”. When looking back at this most