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AIBA to launch World Boxing Academy

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is delighted to announce that after only two years of work, the AIBA World Boxing Academy is ready to be unveiled in Talgar, Almaty region (Kazakhstan). Its Grand Opening will take place on October 24.

The Kazakhstan Boxing Federation (KBF) was entrusted with the construction of these state-of-the-art facilities and with the country already recognised as an architectural centre of excellence, featuring projects that include the Pyramid of Peace and the Central Concert Hall, AIBA had complete faith that the delivery of this project would exceed expectations.


2014 Super Rugby Draw Released

The 2014 Super Rugby season will get underway in South Africa with the Cheetahs and Sharks scheduled to host back-to-back matches on Saturday February 15 that will spark the new campaign into life.

Lions fans won’t have to wait long to see their newly-promoted team in action with the franchise set to visit Bloemfontein for the season-opening clash at 17:05 local (04:05 NZDT, 02:05 AEDT) while the Sharks play host to the Bulls at Growthpoint Kings Park from 19:10 (06:10 NZDT, 04:10 AEDT).

Defending-champions the Chiefs start their bid for a third successive Super Rugby title when they visit the Crusaders in a blockbuster clash to open Round 2 that sees the Australian and New Zealand franchises begin their campaigns.


Exciting finish lined up for Absa U.21 Championship

The round-robin stages of the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship looks set for a grand finale this weekend as the venue of second semifinal and the fourth semifinalist has yet to be determined.

DHL Western Province, with 10 victories in 11 matches, have booked the top spot on the log for their home semifinal, but either The Sharks and Vodacom Blue Bulls will host the other semifinal.

Lower down on the log the MTN Golden Lions and Toyota Free State are still in the running for the fourth semifinal berth, meaning the competition will come down to the wire. 


Progressive Media Group Plc invest in Compelo Ltd

Compelo Limited today confirmed that Progressive Media Group - the privately held international group of companies that span media and business information services - has taken a significant ownership interest in the specialist sports media business in order to accelerate Compelo’s sports performance data analysis services.

Compelo will be providing an innovative range of services to meet the growing demand for sports performance data as part of a dynamic and rich editorially-led content service for media companies, rights holders, brands and bookmakers. Compelo will be expanding its data analytics in motorsport where it has deep sectorial knowledge and experience combined with a visually distinct creative approach to communicate insight derived from powerful analytical Business Intelligence tools. Compelo’s motorsport focus gives the company a unique understanding and perspective on the interplay between athletes and their machinery or technology used in their sporting pursuit.


Martin Landajo Suspended for One Week

The Duty Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton has accepted a guilty plea from Martin Landajo of Argentina for contravening Law 10.4 (b) Stamping or trampling after he was Cited during the match at the weekend between Argentina and Australia in the Rugby Championship. Landajo has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week up to and including 14th October 2013

The incident occurred in the 58th minute during the match between Argentina and Australia played at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito in Rosario on Saturday 5th October 2013.


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