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Rugby World Cup 2015 Tackle Hunger Million Meal Challenge Launches

Dublin, September 5, 2014: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have launched an ambitious campaign to raise funds and awareness and support the world’s hungry as part of their Tackle Hunger partnership at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. The focus of the drive in


FEI announces two Controlled Medication cases at World Equestrian Games

Normandy – France, September 5, 2014: The FEI has announced that two horses competing at the FEI World Equestrian Games have tested positive for Controlled Medication substances. Controlled Medications are substances that are regularly used to treat horses but which are not allowed in competition in order to maintain a level playing


China leads government commitment to match IOC Anti-Doping Research Fund

Montreal, September 4, 2014: Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) pledge to invest US $10 million in anti-doping research, China has become the first country to formally announce its contribution to a government equivalent fund. In December 2013, the IOC President Thomas Bach announced that the organization would invest US $10 million


2014 ITTF Para World Championships to be the Largest Ever

Lausanne, September 4, 2014: The 2014 ITTF Para World Championships will be held in Beijing, China from 6-15 September 2014, and will be the largest ITTF Para World Championships ever staged. Held once every four years, the ITTF Para Table Tennis World Championships is the most prestigious events in Para Table Tennis.


Prozone Named as Official Partner of 2014 IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

Dublin, September 4, 2014: The International Rugby Board (IRB) has signed up Prozone as the official performance analysis partner of the 2014 IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx), which takes place at the Hilton London Metropole on November 17-18. As part of the agreement, Prozone will conduct an official break-out workshop


IAAF and Great North Run to display dramatic opening ceremony to recognise millionth finish milestone

Monaco, September 3, 2014: To mark the Bupa Great North Run becoming the first ever running event to reach a historic millionth finish, a spectacular opening ceremony will be hosted on the banks of the Tyne on Thursday 4 September. The evening will also see the millionth finish achievement officially recognised by


Six candidates declare for FEI Presidential election

Lausanne, Sept 2, 2014: Representatives of six National Federations have submitted applications for the position of FEI President. The candidates, in order of receipt of the candidacy files by the FEI, are: – Pierre Genecand (SUI) – Ulf Helgstrand (DEN) – John McEwen (GBR) – Javier Revuelta del Peral (ESP) – Pierre


WEIKERT Becomes the 7th ITTF President

Lausanne, Sept 01, 2014: Today is a historic day in the history of the International Table Tennis, with the current President Adham SHARARA (CAN) moving into his new role as ITTF Chairman and current Deputy President Thomas WEIKERT (GER) becoming the 7th ITTF President. Adham SHARARA who has been the ITTF President


International Beach University Games

Slovenia, September 1, 2014: Maceio, Brazil will host the 2014 International University Beach Games between December 2 and 7, 2014. The event is organised by the Brazilian University Sports Confederation (CBDU) and endorsed by the Pan-American University Sport Association (ODUPA) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU). This competition is aimed to


Many world-leading athletes expected in Marrakech – IAAF Continental Cup

Monaco, September 1, 2014: With less than two weeks to go until the IAAF Continental Cup, the teams are close to being finalised and many of the world’s best athletes are set to compete in Marrakech on 13-14 September. The European team is yet to be finalised, but it will feature Polish