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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.


Blitzbok speedsters looking for a quick start in Sydney

World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year for 2016, Seabelo Senatla enjoys nothing more than using his pace to exploit space and score tries, while Rosko Specman loves creating space for his team-mates or, where the opportunity arises, to attack the try-line himself.

With 203 tries scored in only 35 tournaments, Senatla became the quickest player to reach the double-century mark of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tries. And Specman, a nominee for World Rugby Player of the Year in 2017, had a hand in many of those.


Sage, Gans back for Springbok Sevens trip to Australasia

Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have been recalled to the Springbok Sevens squad for the next two tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Sydney, Australia next weekend and in Hamilton, New Zealand a week later.

Sage missed the tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town due to a back injury. Gans, who last played for the Blitzboks in Singapore last season, after making his debut at the 2017 HSBC Las Vegas tournament, was part of the SA Rugby Sevens Academy team that won the Sudamericarugby 7s tournaments in Uruguay and Chile in the last fortnight.


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