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Dazzling extravaganza opens Ashgabat 2017

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept 18, 2017: Something magical happened in the world last night; Turkmenistan’s coming of age party (Dazzling extravaganza opens Ashgabat 2017). The atmosphere was electric as more than 7,500 singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats took centre stage at the Ashgabat Olympic Stadium, showcasing ‘The Spirit of Turkmenistan’ as a capacity

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The United States of America rule both Skeet Women events at the ISSF World Championship in Moscow

Moscow, Sept 9, 2017: Less than three weeks later after they all qualified for the women’s Skeet final at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto (ITA), claiming 1st, 4th and 6th place, the stellar United States’ trio of Katharina Monika Jacob, Austen Jewell Smith and Samantha Simonton swept the Skeet Women Junior

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LINN GRANT wins the Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship

North Berwick, Scotland, Sept 8, 2017: Linn Grant won the Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship after the completion of the third and fourth rounds at North Berwick today. The Swede birdied the two remaining holes of the final round to post a one-under-par 72 and claim victory by three strokes

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Squash Youth Olympic Games Debut formalized in Buenos Aires

London, Sept 8, 2017: World Squash Federation Vice President Pablo Serna led a delegation representing Squash in the Pan American region at a meeting with the Organising Committee of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires at which the sport’s debut in the event was formalized (Squash Youth Olympic Games Debut).

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FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez elected President of new Paralympic Association

Lausanne, Sept 4, 2017: Sabrina Ibáñez (SUI), Secretary General of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), has been elected as President of the newly-founded Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO). The vote took place at the founding General Assembly of the Association in Abu Dhabi (UAE) today (FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibanez). The

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WBSC awards Premier12 2019/Olympic Qualifier hosting rights to Japan’s NPB for 2nd Round and Finals

Lausanne, Sept 4, 2017: The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league today announced a hosting partnership for the second edition of the Premier12® in November 2019 (Premier12 2019 Olympic Qualifier). As part of the agreement, NPB has been awarded the hosting rights for the Super Round

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Italy secures both Trap Women titles on day 1 in Moscow

Moscow, Sept 2, 2017: The ISSF World Championship Shotgun opened today in Moscow (RUS), where the first sets of medals was delivered in the women’s Trap events (Maria Lucia Palmitessa Jessica Rossi). In the , Italy’s Maria Lucia Palmitessa chose the perfect moment to climb on the higest step of the ISSF podium

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Dina Averina takes World All-around title in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Pesaro, Sept 1, 2017: Russia’s Dina Averina became the 2017 World All-around champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics Friday, bringing her gold medal count to three on the final night of individual competition at the first World Championships of the new Olympic cycle. Dina’s biggest competition for the title? Identical twin sister Arina, who

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Record-setting ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship Officially Opened in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept 1, 2017: Against the stunning backdrop of the world-famous Copenhagen Harbor and Opera House, the 2017 ISA World SUP Paddleboard Championship was officially inaugurated in spectacular fashion on Friday afternoon in the Danish Capital. 286 athletes from 42 countries, a record-breaking mark for the competition, united to celebrate the

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Averinas double up on World titles in the 2017 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

PESARO, August 31, 2017: Identical twins Dina and Arina Averina completed a Russian sweep of the individual apparatus titles on the second day of the World Championships Thursday, confirming themselves as the emerging queens of the discipline in the post-Olympic year (2017 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS). Gold rush continues for Averinas Having