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IOC launches bold initiative on gender equality

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved a major review project regarding gender equality in the Olympic Movement.

With the help of its partners, the Summer and Winter International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the IOC is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current state of gender equality in the Olympic Games with a mandate to produce action-oriented recommendations for change.

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Hockey India ropes in four scientific advisors

Hockey India (HI) has appointed Scott Conway, Patrick Lombard, Robin Anthony Webster Arkell, and Daniel Barry as scientific advisors for senior and junior men's and women's teams, it was announced on Tuesday.

Australia's Conway has taken charge for the men's team at the national camp starting in Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru from Tuesday. Conway previously worked for the Malaysian hockey federation at the National Sports Complex in Kuala Lumpur.

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Badminton: Tai Tzu Ying wins All England Open

Top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei won the women's singles title of the All England Open badminton championships here, while the men's doubles title went to the Indonesian duo of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

World No.1 Tai on Sunday beat former world champion and fifth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 22-20 in 51 minutes in the final to claim her country's first trophy in this category at the All England.

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An Australian sweep in Mooloolaba as Emma Jackson and Luke Willian take ITU World Cup wins

It was double trouble for Australia in Mooloolaba on Saturday, with Emma Jackson and Luke Willian both adding their names to the winners list at the long-running ITU World Cup event. In addition, Australian athletes picked up four of the six podium places on offer in a strong showing at home.

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Australia’s Emma Jackson returned to the top of the World Cup podium for the first time in four years, with a strong all-round performance leading to her win at Mooloolaba on Saturday.

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Badminton: Saina, Sindhu ousted from All England Open

India's campaign at the All England Open Badminton Championships came to an end as women's singles shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered defeats in the quarter-finals here on Friday.

Sixth seed Sindhu could not muster a challenge against Chinese Taipei's top seed Tai Tzu Ying as she lost 14-21, 10-21 in 34 minutes. Tai looked sharper and her delectable drop shots rattled Sindhu throughout the match.

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