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Rwanda selected as host of 2019 CGF General Assembly

London, Oct 5, 2018: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced today (5 October 2018) that Rwanda will host the 2019 CGF General Assembly and Strategic Forum (rawanda 2019 CGF General Assembly). The General Assembly, which brings together sports leaders from all 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, will be held in

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Turkey 2024 welcomes UEFA EURO 2024 Evaluation Report

By Tom Lloyd, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 21, 2018: The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) today welcomed the positive UEFA EURO 2024 Evaluation Report published by UEFA on Turkey’s bid for UEFA EURO 2024. The UEFA administration released its assessment of Turkey’s UEFA EURO 2024 candidature, following a thorough technical analysis of the bid

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Nippon TV, NHK and J SPORTS appointed Japan rights holders for Rugby World Cup 2019 as tournament targets record audience

Dublin, Sept 19, 2018: Rugby World Cup 2019 ™ is set to deliver a record domestic broadcast audience after World Rugby announced the appointment of Nippon TV, NHK and J SPORTS as broadcast rights-holders for Japan (Japan rights holders). The appointment of Japan’s leading sports broadcasters as rights-holders will ensure that the

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ICF welcomes referral of SUP dispute to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Lausanne, July 18, 2018: The International Canoe Federation welcomes the opportunity to finally resolve the dispute over the governance of Stand Up Paddling before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (SUP dispute). The ICF, as a long standing member of the Olympic family, has always strived to work in the best interests

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BWF and Royal Selangor in trophy partnership

Kuala Lumpur, June 25, 2018: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced Royal Selangor as the Official Trophy Partner of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals (Royal Selangor). This revelation came at today’s Unveiling Ceremony of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals Trophy at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre in Malaysia. Welcoming

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Budapest poised to host the 2018 Youth Women’s & Men’s World Championships in August

Lausanne, May 24, 2018: The 2018 AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Boxing Championships will take place between August 20 – 31 in Budapest, Hungary, with the tournament ready to shine a light on the next generation of talented young female and male boxers from around the world (Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth

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Sport, and Birmingham 2022, Reflects our Common Future

By UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock, April 24, 2018: The Commonwealth is an enduring bond that exists between us all. The phenomenal Gold Coast Games showed the strength of this connection and the powerful role sport plays in bringing people together. The Games gave us world-class

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CGF President calls on Commonwealth Heads of Government to support “recipe for success” Sport Development Programme

London, April 20, 2018: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, Louise Martin CBE, today praised the success of the Games Athletes Programme (GAP) that led to five of the Commonwealth’s smallest nations winning their first ever Commonwealth medals at the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast Australia earlier this month (Commonwealth

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CGF President declares Commonwealth more relevant than ever before as “Games of Firsts” draw to a close on Gold Coast

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Sadiq Padela, Gold Coast, Australia, April 15, 2018: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, Louise Martin CBE, this evening declared the success of XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia proof of the Commonwealth Sports Movement’s fast-growing stature on the world stage (CGF

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Diane Roy’s marathon career is still going strong

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Sadiq Padela, Gold Coast, Australia, By Fiona Self, April 15, 2018: Diane Roy has raced nearly 100 marathons, competed in five straight Paralympic Games, six world championships and five Commonwealth Games. At 47, the Canadian still has plenty left in the tank. Roy won