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'Interference' earns Kuwait IOC sanction DJ Moyles' stadium is now the Bigfellas

The IOC has suspended Kuwait's national Olympic committee because of alleged political interference by the government.

The International Olympic Committee says the decision was taken by its executive board to "protect the Olympic movement in Kuwait." The suspension took effect on January 1.

The IOC says Kuwait failed to meet a December 31 deadline for amending a law that allows the Gulf state to interfere in elections of sports organisations.

The suspension means Kuwaiti athletes and officials are barred from the Olympic Games and Olympic meetings, and the Kuwaiti committee will no longer receive any Olympic funding.



All Black Sapsford dies in boat tragedy

Former All Black Paul Sapsford has died in a jet-boating accident in the Mackenzie Country.

Sapsford, 60, a dentist, died as a result of injuries received in the Monday afternoon accident on Lake Ohau, near Mount Cook, senior constable Les Andrews said.

An autopsy had been conducted and Sapsford's death was referred to the coroner.

Otago Rugby Football Union president and Taieri Rugby Football Club life member John Kelly said Sapsford was "a delightful character".



DJ Moyles' stadium is now the Bigfellas

Radio disc jockey Chris Moyles (pictured) will no longer have a rugby league ground named in his honour after Championship club Featherstone Rovers secured a two-year sponsorship deal with a local nightclub.

Rovers' famous Post Office Road ground, renamed the Chris Moyles Stadium three years ago, will now be known as the Bigfellas Stadium.

Rovers chairman Mark Campbell said: "This sponsorship will help us massively over the next couple of years."


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