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Rugby World Cup 2023 host selection process enters applicant phase

Dublin, May 26, 2016: The Rugby World Cup 2023 host selection process has gathered momentum with the launch of the applicant phase. The process to identify the host of one of the world’s biggest sporting events kicked off last year and now moves to a key information-gathering stage on the road to

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Be first in the queue for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Kuala Lumpur, May 24, 2016: BADMINTONScotland launched ticket sales for the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017 yesterday as fans who registered for priority access got the chance to take the pick of the seats as pre-sale tickets went live. That’s a two-week head start before tickets go on general sale on

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2016 FIBA European Youth Championships accreditation now open

Munich, May 22, 2016: The media accreditation process for the 2016 FIBA European Youth Championships, Division A (men & women) is now open. Local and international media representatives wishing to attend the tournaments are invited to apply for accreditation online, through the FIBA Media Portal. If you already have a FIBA Media

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Paris 2024 celebrates Teddy Riner movie premiere at Cannes Film Festival

By Robert Fawdon, Paris, May 22, 2016: A delegation from the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid has this weekend traveled to the iconic Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of the movie ‘In the shadow of Teddy Riner’ – a feature length film covering the last three years of the

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Olympic Champs Show in Duisburg

Duisburg, May 21, 2016: Olympic and World Champions dominated the podium as the first day of finals concluded at the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. Olympic champions Lisa Carrington (NZL, K1W 200m), Sebastian Brendel (GER C1M 1000m) and the duo of Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze (GER, K2W

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WADA names Richard Mclaren to Sochi investigation team

Montreal, 19 May 2016: Today the WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie, appointed Professor Richard H. McLaren as the independent person heading the Sochi investigation that was announced by the Agency yesterday. Professor McLaren is tasked with investigating the allegations made in relation to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which were published by CBS

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Two candidates stand for FIG Presidency

Lausanne, May 19, 2016: The International Gymnastics Federation has received two candidacies in view of the upcoming FIG Presidential election this fall. Contenders had until midnight on May 17 to submit their applications to the FIG through their national federations. The two candidates are: Georges Guelzec (FRA), 68, President of the European

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To doping, Thomas Bach shows its teeth

Paris, May 18, 2016: This time the situation is serious. And the shock could make its share of victims. With Thomas Bach battalion head, the IOC goes to war against doping. For real. Without fear effects. First salvo, Tuesday, May 17, with the announcement by the Olympic organization to a new time

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Pakistan, Malaysia & England Celebrate Regional Successes

London, May 17, 2016: While Pakistan and Malaysia triumphed in the men’s and women’s Asian Team Squash Championships, respectively, in Chinese Taipei, England recorded an unexpected double in Poland where the 44th edition of the European Team Championships were held for the first time. Second seeds Pakistan secured the men’s Asian title

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WADA is fully committed to investigating Sochi allegations

Montreal, 17 May 2016 – Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) outlined its investigation approach regarding the recent doping allegations in relation to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which were published by CBS 60 Minutes and The New York Times on 8 and 12 May respectively. 60 Minutes featured allegations of doping misconduct