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ISA to include first Women’s Divisions in 2017 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championship

La Jolla, California, Nov 17, 2017: The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that the 2017 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championship, presented by Vissla and the City of San Diego, will feature women’s divisions for the first time ever, highlighting the ISA’s dedication to promoting gender equality in both Para Surfing (also

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French football star Lilian Thuram joins list of high-profile speakers at 2017 Peace and Sport International Forum

By Tom Lloyd, Monaco, Nov 14, 2017: FIFA World Cup winning footballer and social activist French football star Lilian Thuram has been announced as the latest speaker for the 2017 Peace and Sport International Forum, as excitement builds ahead of the annual meeting of leaders from across the peace-through-sport movement. Thuram, who’s

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Zhu Yuling Becomes World Number One for the First Time

Lausanne, Nov 2, 2017: On the back of her victory at the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals, China’s ZHU Yuling (CHN) has become the women’s world number one for the first time. The 22-year-old replaces Olympic and World Champion DING Ning (CHN) who held the top

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SJAS honors senior sports journalists Amjad Aziz Malik, Abdul Rasheed Shakoor and Faizan Lakhani

By Asghar Azeem, Karachi, Oct 31, 2017: Sports Journalists Association Sindh, SJAS honors senior sports journalists Amjad Aziz Malik, Abdul Rasheed Shakoor and Faizan Lakhani for their services in the field of sports here at Sindh Scouts Headquarter Auditorium. It is pertinent to mention here that President, Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF)

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Inspiring line-up of Commonwealth sporting leaders comprise first-ever CGF Athletes Advisory Commission

London, Oct 24, 2017: With less than six months to go to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation has launched its first-ever CGF Athletes Advisory Commission to engage and represent athlete views and help understand and grow the profile, meaning and impact of Commonwealth Athletes. As an integral

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Prof Dr Ugur Erdener Re-Elected World Archery President for 4th term

Mexico, Oct 15, 2017: Prof Dr. Ugur Erdener was unanimously re-elected unopposed as World Archery President for a fourth four-year term at the federation’s 2017 Congress in Mexico City as delegates appointed officers to the Executive Board and committees (Ugur Erdener Re-Elected). “Thank you for your ongoing support,” said Prof Dr Erdener

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WBSC Baseball and Softball Divisions elect new leaders

Gaborone, Botswana, Oct 15, 2017: New leaders of the WBSC Baseball and WBSC Softball divisions were elected at the 12-14 October WBSC Congress at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana’s capital (WBSC Divisions elect new leaders). Italy’s Riccardo Fraccari ran unopposed to win the seat as the Chairman of the WBSC

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XIAO RUOTENG CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION

Montreal (CAN), Oct 06, 2017: China’s Xiao Ruoteng emerged from a breathtakingly tight competition as the new World All-around champion, ahead of his teammate Lin Chaopan and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai (XIAO RUOTENG CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION). Xiao, 21, succeeds Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, who has reigned over the men’s All-around competition since 2009 but

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Injured, Kohei Uchimura relinquishes all-around competition

Montreal,  Oct 3, 2017: Two-time Olympic and six-time World All-around champion Kohei Uchimura was forced to abandon his quest for a seventh consecutive World title during qualification Monday evening after injuring his left ankle (Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura). Uchimura, who began his competition on Rings, visibly hurt himself landing his vault, limping

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Team USA Returns to Top of the World; Clinches Second Team Title in History of VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, La Jolla, California, Oct 01, 2017: Propelled by six individual medals, including the Girls’ U-16 Gold Medal from Alyssa Spencer, Team USA narrowly held off Team Hawaii to be crowned Team World Champion at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga, Japan. This is only Team