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    Fight for Peace outlines future vision at 11 Downing Street networking event

Fight for Peace outlines future vision at 11 Downing Street networking event

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, provides words of praise and support for the boxing and martial arts academy

London, UK, 15 November 2013: Fight for Peace, the NGO that combines boxing and martial arts with education and personal development, last night held a high level networking event at 11 Downing Street to celebrate past achievements and to set out […]

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    Belo Horizonte based Cruzeiro win Brazilian league title with four games to spare

Belo Horizonte based Cruzeiro win Brazilian league title with four games to spare

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 14 November 2013: Cruzeiro last night wrapped up the Campeonato Brasileiro – the Brazilian football league title – for the third time in their history after they beat Esporte Clube Vitória 3-1 with goals from Willian, Júlio Baptista and Ricardo Goulart.

Cruzeiro’s domination of the Brasileiro caps a momentous year for football in Belo Horizonte after their […]

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Belo Horizonte and British Olympic Association sign agreement for Team GB to prepare in the city in lead up to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 16th October 2013: The City of Belo Horizonte and the State Government of Minas Geraishave today signed a landmark agreement with the British Olympic Association [BOA] that will see Team GB train, prepare and acclimatise in the Brazilian city in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The official Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] was signed today by BOA Chairman, Lord Sebastian […]

By |October 17th, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on Belo Horizonte and British Olympic Association sign agreement for Team GB to prepare in the city in lead up to Rio 2016 Olympic Games|
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    New UCI President Brian Cookson committed to restoring trust and credibility in UCI

New UCI President Brian Cookson committed to restoring trust and credibility in UCI

27 September, Florence:  Brian Cookson was today elected President of the UCI at its congress in Florence, Italy by 24 votes to 18 after campaigning on a manifesto centred on restoring trust and credibility in the UCI and growing cycling worldwide.  Mr Cookson will take up his UCI position with immediate effect.

Speaking after the result was announced, Brian Cookson said:

“It […]

By |September 27th, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on New UCI President Brian Cookson committed to restoring trust and credibility in UCI|

Olympic Wheel of Fortune

Squash would be a truly new Olympic sport, notes the consultant Mike Lee, who is overseeing the World Squash Federation bid.
 

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By |September 2nd, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on Olympic Wheel of Fortune|

Buenos Aires creates history by being awarded the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne, Switzerland, 4th July 2013: The International Olympic Committee [IOC] today made the historic decision to award the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina.

Following four bids for the Olympic Games, today’s vote by the IOC is a landmark moment for Buenos Aires, South America and the Olympic Movement.

Buenos Aires was announced […]

By |July 4th, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on Buenos Aires creates history by being awarded the 2018 Youth Olympic Games|
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    15,000 local people celebrate Olympic Day as Buenos Aires 2018 hosts free public festival

15,000 local people celebrate Olympic Day as Buenos Aires 2018 hosts free public festival

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, 23 June, 2013: Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Argentinean Olympic Committee, in partnership with the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid, has hosted a free public sports and culture festival this weekend to celebrate 2013 Olympic Day.

Held annually around the world, Olympic Day celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the International Olympic Committee [IOC] […]

By |June 24th, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on 15,000 local people celebrate Olympic Day as Buenos Aires 2018 hosts free public festival|

Brian Cookson announces candidacy for UCI Presidency

4 June 2013: British Cycling President, Brian Cookson, today announced that he is willing to offer himself as a candidate for the position of President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (International Cycling Union). Elections take place at the Annual Congress in Florence, Italy, in September.

Cookson said;

“I am today announcing that I am standing as a candidate for the Presidency […]

By |June 4th, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on Brian Cookson announces candidacy for UCI Presidency|
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    Young people from London and Rio de Janeiro participate in Fight For Peace Youth Exchange Programme

Young people from London and Rio de Janeiro participate in Fight For Peace Youth Exchange Programme

London, UK, 31st May 2013: Youth Council Members from Luta Pela Paz boxing academy, the Brazilian arm of Fight For Peace, are in London this week to take part in a Youth Exchange Programme with their UK counterparts.

The exchange programme, which is running from the 27th May to the 3rd June, will see seven Brazilian Youth Council Members aged […]

By |May 31st, 2013|Posts|Comments Off on Young people from London and Rio de Janeiro participate in Fight For Peace Youth Exchange Programme|
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    World Squash Federation Welcomes International Olympic Committee

World Squash Federation Welcomes International Olympic Committee

29 May, St Petersburg, Russia: The World Squash Federation today welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee [IOC] Executive Board to shortlist Squash as a potential sport to join the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.

The IOC Executive Board, which comprises 15 IOC members including President Jacques Rogge, made its decision after receiving presentations from […]

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