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  • Monday Memo - UCI; Road to Sochi 2014; World Archery


    UCI News
    Pat McQuaid (left) and Brian Cookson (Getty Images)

    The International Cycling Union's (UCI) 2013 Road World Championships opened Sunday in Toscana, Italy. Events continue through September 29.

    The UCI will elect its new president on September 27 in Florence, Italy. British Cycling chief Brian Cookson is campaigning against the UCI's sitting two-term president Pat McQuaid. Around The Rings London correspondent Christian Gradnedge will be in Florence to cover the election.

    Islamic Solidarity Games

    The Islamic Solidarity Games opened Sunday in Palembang, Indonesia. 33 athletes will spearhead the kingdom in three disciplines – athletics, karate and taekwondo. Competition ends October 1.

    FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

    Tahiti is staging the seventh edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The "beach showdown" began September 18 and continues through September 28.

    Road to Sochi 2014
    The medal design for the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Getty Images)

    The IOC arrives in Sochi Tuesday for its 10th and final Coordination Commission. The Coordination Commission will end on September 26.

    The Sochi Olympic flame lighting ceremony takes place in Olympia, Greece on September 29. Newly elected IOC president Thomas Bach plans to attend the lighting. Around The Rings European Correspondent Brian Pinelli will be in Sochi to cover this event. The 2014 Winter Olympics begin on February 7.

    World Archery
    The outdoor competition in the World Archery Championships begins next week. (Getty Images)

    The 2013 World Archery Championships begin September 29 in Belek. The city is part of Turkey's Antalya province. Competition ends on October 6.

    The 50th World Archery Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey September 27 and 28. 

    FILA World Championships

    The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) World Championships came to an end on Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. Wrestlers competed in all three international styles of men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman and women's freestyle wrestling. Wrestling was reinstated to the 2020 Games program during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Written by Nicole Bennett.

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