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Glasgow 2014 medals revealed with 100 days to go - 15 Apr 2014

The medals that athletes will compete for at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been unveiled, with the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals displayed for the first time to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on 23rd July. read more

British Triathlon begins search for new CEO - 11 Apr 2014

British Triathlon has officially started its search for a new chief executive officer, following Zara Hyde Peters decision to step down from the role last month.  read more

Rugby Champions Cup gets go-ahead - 11 Apr 2014

The new European Rugby Champions Cup, a replacement for the Heineken Cup, has been given the go-ahead to start next season – featuring 20 teams, rather than 24, with six from the Aviva Premiership, six from the French Top 14 and seven from the Pro12. read more

Umpires go to Specsavers with ECB - 08 Apr 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Specsavers, who become the Official Optometry and Hearing Partner of the governing body and the principal partner of the Association of Cricket Officials, while ECB has also launched a search for cricket's 'soundtrack to the summer'.  read more

Glasgow 2014 plans explosive opening - 03 Apr 2014

Glasgow 2014 has revealed that five of the city’s skyscraping symbols of the past - the Red Road tower blocks - will be demolished live during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a statement ‘of intent from a city focused on regeneration and a positive future for its people,’ according to organisers. read more

FA loses £1.6m after grassroots decline - 27 Mar 2014

The Football Association has been stripped of £1.6m in funding by Sport England, after failing to reverse the decline in participation that has continued since 2006. read more

‘League of Nations’ comp gets 2018 go ahead - 27 Mar 2014

A new ‘League of Nations’ competition has been given the go-ahead by UEFA, designed as a third major tournament for European countries behind the World Cup and European Championship. read more

ECB selects Hardys as new official wine - 24 Mar 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced a new three-year partnership with Hardys, in a deal that will see the UK brand replace Laithwaite's Wine as the official wine sponsor of England cricket.  read more

England 2015 reveals Community ticket details - 21 Mar 2014

England Rugby 2015, Tournament Organiser for Rugby World Cup 2015, has released details on the Rugby Community Ticket programme that will see 500,000 tickets go on sale to rugby fans through the English club network and wider rugby community from May 2014. read more

FA advised to reject Hull Tigers rebrand - 18 Mar 2014

The membership committee of the Football Association has advised the governing body to reject Hull City's plan to change their name to Hull Tigers, after the club formally applied to rebrand themselves from next season - a move that has proved unpopular with many fans, despite the owner, Assem Allam, threatening to walk away from the club i… read more

FA launches films to tackle discrimination - 17 Mar 2014

The Football Association has told referees at all levels of the game to prepare for an increase in the reporting of abusive behavior after launching its latest anti-discrimination drive with four animated short films urging players and supporters to stand up to racism, homophobia, anti-semitism and other acts of discrimination. read more

Athletes & techs praised after Sochi success - 17 Mar 2014

UK Sport has congratulated ParalympicsGB on hitting all targets set for Sochi 2014 and achieving their best Winter Paralympic Games medal haul since Innsbruck 1984, while out of the venue Sir Philip Craven praised the work of Ottobock technicians for their high-speed repairs throughout the Games. read more

Glasgow 2014 launches official uniforms - 10 Mar 2014

As many as 15,000 successful applicants attended the official unveiling of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ uniforms this weekend, with the “Clyde-siders” joined by the official mascot himself at the Emirates Arena for one of Scotland’s largest ever mass-orientation events. read more

UFC secures Unibet partnership - 06 Mar 2014

The Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation has confirmed a new two-year agreement with Unibet, who becomes the official betting partner of the UFC across the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Australia.  read more

Alan Gilpin appointed as head of RWC - 24 Feb 2014

Alan Gilpin has been appointed as head of Rugby World Cup, the organising body of the tournament by the International Rugby Board (IRB).  read more

Australia and New Zealand to host RLWC - 19 Feb 2014

A joint bid from Australia and New Zealand has been chosen by the Rugby League Federation to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, beating South Africa who also launched a bid.  read more

ECB approves women’s team investment - 14 Feb 2014

The England women’s team and inner city areas are to benefit from investment approved by the England and Wales Cricket Board at their Board meeting this week.  read more

British Cycling launches transport plans - 11 Feb 2014

British Cycling has launched a new 10-point plan in a bid to transform Britain into a cycling nation to rival Holland or Denmark, claiming that if people made one in 10 trips by bike, Brits could gain the equivalent of nearly a million extra healthy years of life over the next decade. read more

UK Sport celebrates Jones Sochi success - 10 Feb 2014

UK Sport, alongside a host of celebrities via Twitter, have congratulated Jenny Jones after she made history this weekend by claiming a bronze medal in the Slopestyle Snowboarding at Sochi 2014 - Great Britain’s first ever Winter Olympic medal on the snow. read more

UK Sport withdraws basketball funding - 05 Feb 2014

UK Sport has withdrawn millions of pounds worth of funding to four sports at elite level, with basketball, synchronised swimming, water polo and weightlifting all suffering after failing to meet targets. read more

Ireland Rugby signs Canterbury partnership - 29 Jan 2014

The Irish Rugby Football Union has signed a new six-year partnership with New Zealand-based clothing brand Canterbury to be the national team’s official kit supplier, replacing Puma, in a deal that will include the next two Rugby World Cups.  read more

Sport England sets out community targets - 27 Jan 2014

Sport England has set out its plans for future investment in six sports - basketball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, squash and fencing – with the aim of illustrating a new approach to ensure that millions of people across the country who play sport, and the volunteers who support them, get the maximum impact from its investments.  read more

Rio 2016 reveals 27% budget growth - 24 Jan 2014

Rio 2016 has revealed a budget of 7 billion Brazilian real (£1.8 billion) for its hosting of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, with the updated figure representing a 27% increase on its original cost estimation.  read more

West Brom sponsor ends deal after Anelka gesture - 21 Jan 2014

West Brom sponsor Zoopla has confirmed it will not renew its sponsorship of the club at the end of the season following Nicolas Anelka's quenelle gesture, which has seen the striker charged by the FA and likely to land a minimum five game ban. read more

Cricket Legends call for Test support - 17 Jan 2014

Several cricket legends from around the world have urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to persist with the World Test Championship (WTC). read more

NBA Commissioners predict more UK games - 16 Jan 2014

Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes that the league is likely to further its involvement in the UK market, which will continue to sit at the centre of its international growth. read more

#SIBC 2014 tips off with NBA double - 10 Jan 2014

The Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club kicks off with an NBA special on Thursday, with two of the most influential figures in global sport, National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver taking to the stage for the first Nolan Partners Sport Industry … read more

England set for Peruvian World Cup warm up - 10 Jan 2014

The Football Association is set to announce that England's final Wembley warm-up match ahead of the World Cup in Brazil will be against Peru, according to media reports. read more

Calls for political truce for Glasgow 2014 - 10 Jan 2014

The Commonwealth Games Federation and Glasgow 2014 have reiterated that the competition will remain focused on the athletes and sport, rather than the ongoing debate over a possible truce in campaigning for the Scottish independence vote during this summer's Games, according to media reports. read more

BHA continues Tickets for Troops support - 06 Jan 2014

For the fifth year running, the British Horseracing Authority has announced its continued support of charity Tickets for Troops, following a record-breaking twelve months. read more

Glasgow 2014 unveils charity partnership - 20 Dec 2013

Ambitions to help nurture the next generation of Commonwealth sporting stars were unveiled on Thursday with the launch of a new official charity partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust (SCGYT). read more

RFL confirms CRM 4Sight hire - 18 Dec 2013

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced a new partnership with Leicestershire-based CRM agency 4Sight Sport & Leisure, with the aim of capitalising on the recent Rugby League World Cup by improving its customer relationship management and fan engagement strategies. read more

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