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Solid start in Sydney for Blitzboks against PNG

Blitzbok flyer Rosko Specman bagged a hat-trick of tries as the Springbok Sevens team opened their HSBC Sydney Sevens campaign with a strong 50-0 win over Papua New Guinea on Friday.

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell was pleased with the eight try romp, but warned that Spain and England, the remaining opponents for the Blitzboks in Pool C of the tournament, will ask more challenging questions from his team when they clash on Saturday.


LPGA and Executive Women's Golf Association to Unite in Strategic Alliance to Grow the Women's Game

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world, and the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), the largest national women’s amateur golf organization, jointly announced today plans to form a strategic alliance to further promote the growth of women's golf.

More details regarding the alliance will be communicated within the next few months, with the goal to create additional playing opportunities for women golfers which is seen by both organizations as the perfect complement to the LPGA Women’s Network, a digital platform for female golfers to share their passion for the game. The LPGA Women’s Network was officially launched earlier today.


World Rowing commits to UNESCO World Heritage sites

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, is the first global sports body to pledge to protect UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This commitment has developed out of World Rowing’s Clean Water partnership with WWF and responds to concerns raised by UNESCO of past negative impacts by sports on World Heritage sites.

World Rowing recognises that large sporting events can have a negative impact on a location and the federation has put into action a policy on natural and mixed World Heritage sites to enforce a commitment to protect these areas. While the rowing venues currently used for World Rowing events do not impact directly on World Heritage sites, World Rowing has established policy to assess the potential effect of its events on such sites and their buffer zones and aim to reduce any impact. The policy is reflected in World Rowing’s latest bidding and operational guidelines.


Neutegem Takes Over Reigns of Own the Podium's Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation Program

Dr. Andy Van Neutegem, will look to play a critical role in driving more podium performances for Canadian athletes while taking over as Own the Podium’s new director of sport science, medicine and innovation.

Van Neutegem succeeds the highly successful Dr. Jon Kolb as the new leader of the Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation program. Dr. Kolb will be retiring after the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


Hero MotoCorp extends its Title Sponsorship of Hero Indian Open

In keeping with its long-term commitment to the promotion of sports, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. - the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer - has extended its more than a decade long support for the Hero Indian Open by signing a new agreement to remain as the tournament’s Title Sponsor.

The New Delhi (India) headquartered Company has been a valued European Tour partner since first becoming involved with India’s national open in 2005.


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