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May 10 - The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) are set to host the official business lounge at the prestigious SportAccord International Convention later this month when the gathering is staged in St Petersburg from May 26 until 31.
April 30 - Princess Haya, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), has been appointed to chair the newly formed Dubai Equestrian Club board as part of a series of royal decrees issued by her husband, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
May 7 - The former Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond have been named Honorary Patrons of the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games for Youth Arts and Creativity.
May 13 - Two-thirds of the million tickets to watch next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be priced at £25 ($38/€30) or less, with only eight per cent going to corporate sponsors, it was announced today.
May 13 - World Boxing Council (WBC) President José Sulaimán has launched another stinging public attack on both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA), in which he has threatened potential legal action against both.
May 12 - A doubling in the length of bans from two to four years for athletes who fail drugs tests for the first time has been confirmed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following meetings of its Executive Committee and Foundation Board in Montreal.
May 12 - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League, which is seeking a title sponsor following the ending of Samsung's connection with the event, may look to a Qatari business to fill the gap.
May 11 - Astana Arlans Kazakhstan have claimed victory in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) team finals in front of a home crowd at the Saryarka Velodrome with a thrilling sudden-death 6-5 win over the Ukraine Otamans.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
Reporting to the Director of Education and Communications, the Deputy Director, Education will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of WADA’s strategic education priorities, programs and activities; including, managing WADA’s Social Science Research Grant Program and coordinating the activities of WADA’s Education Committee.
As the year draws to a close, the International University Sports Federation is preparing for a busy 2019 with two Universiades to organise in Krasnoyarsk and Naples. Mike Rowbottom speaks to FISU President Oleg Matytsin about how preparations are progressing for the two events.