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The International Boxing Association ( AIBA) launched a new initiative in the form of a training camp for boxers from disadvantaged countries so that they can take part in the World Boxing Championships in 2009 in Milan ( Italy). Some 100 boxers from the five continents attend-ed the camp at the Italian National Training Centre in Assisi from 10 to 26 August. The 2009 edition of the International Basketball Federation ( FIBA)' s Basketball without Borders programme, in cooperation with the National Basketball Association ( NBA), was organised in Beijing ( China) from 30 July to 2 August, in Mexico City ( Mexico) from 6 to 9 August, and in Johannesburg ( South Africa) from 2 to 6 September. Launched in 2001, this programme brings together talented young players aged 19 and under selected by FIBA and the national basketball associations. Training was given by current or former NBA players and coaches. FIBA awarded the organisation of the 2014 men's World Championship to the Spanish Federation. The men's U17 World Championship will take place in Hamburg ( Germany) in July 2010. The women's edition will be held at the same time in France, in the cities of Toulouse and Rodez. BelowThe 2013 World Swimming Championships will take place in Dubai DUBAI TOHOST FINA WORLD CHAMPS FISELECTS ATHLETES' COMMISSION The International Skiing Federation ( FIS)' s athletes commission held its first meeting in its new composition. The 12 athletes elected for the 2009- 2013 period by their colleagues during the 2009 World Championships are: Kikkan Randall ( USA, women's cross country skiing); Sami Jauhojärvi ( Finland, men's cross country skiing); Andreas Küttel ( Switzerland, ski jumping); Jan Schmid ( Norway, Nordic combined); Anja Pärson ( Sweden, women's Alpine skiing); Marie Marchand- Arvier ( France, women's Alpine skiing); Kilian Albrecht ( Bulgaria, men's Alpine skiing); Ivica Kostelic ( Croatia, men's Alpine skiing); Karin Huttary ( Austria, women's freestyle skiing); Ryan Blais ( Canada, men's freestyle skiing); Juliane Bray ( New Zealand, women's snowboard) and Mateusz Ligocki ( Poland, men's snowboard). BASKETBALL WITHOUTBORDERS The city of Dubai ( United Arab Emirates) will organise the 15th World Swimming Championships in 2013. This decision was taken by the International Swimming Federation ( FINA) Bureau, which met on 18 July in Rome for the World Championships. Dubai will also play host in December 2010 to the 10th World Swimming Championships ( 25m). Julio César Maglione has just been elected as President of the International Swimming Federation ( FINA). A FINA Bureau member since 1984, since 1992 he occupied the position of Honorary Treasurer. He succeeds his colleague Mustapha Larfaoui, who had been President since 1988 and who has been appointed FINA Life Honorary President. NEWS INBRIEF 20OLYMPIC REVIEW

OLYMPIC REVIEW21 The World Anti- Doping Agency ( WADA) approved the accredi-tation of a new anti-doping laboratory in Bucharest ( Romania), which becomes the 35th currently accred-ited by WADA. WADA has also concluded an agreement with Chooseco, the publish-er of children's books, to publish two " choose your own adventure" books focusing on good decision- making and sports values. Jamaica's Usain Bolt was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year after his remarkable sprint treble in Beijing, Russian pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award for the second time in three years, Britain's double gold medal swimmer Rebecca Adlington has been presented with the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award, while the China Olympic Team has won the Laureus World Team of the Year after topping the Beijing medals table. The prestigious Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award went to Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias who won nine medals in the pool at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in September. Bolt received the world's most prestigious sports Award from Johnson and Laureus World Sports Academy Chairman Edwin Moses on the eve of the Festival of Excellence track and field meet in Toronto, Canada. After he received the Award, Bolt performed his trademark celebration, a lightning- like gesture with his arms, and said: " I am delighted to win this prestigious Award and would like to thank everyone who voted for me. It is an honour to succeed such greats as multiple winner Roger Federer, Michael Schumacher, Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods." Russia's Isinbayeva received the Sportswoman of the Year Award from Laureus World Sports Academy members Bobby Charlton, the England football legend, Marcel Desailly, the former French football captain, and Italian ski maestro Alberto Tomba, at a presentation event in Rome. Not only is it her second Laureus Award - she also won in 2007 - but it is the fifth straight year that the Russian pole vault super star has been nominated. Isinbayeva, who created her 24th world record to win her second Olympic gold medal in Beijing, said: " It was a real thrill to win this Award two years ago, but to have won it again is unbelievable." Chinese sport celebrated after its world-beating Olympic champions were honoured with the Laureus World Team of the Year Award at a special presentation ceremony in Beijing. In August 2008, the Chinese athletes delighted the home nation by producing its best ever Olympic results, with 51 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze, and sparking a country- wide eruption of pride and joy. British swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who won two gold medals in Beijing at the age of 19 is the winner of the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award. Adlington received the Award in London from Laureus World Sports Academy member Sebastian Coe and Laureus Friend & Ambassador Kelly Holmes, herself a double Olympic gold medallist in 2004 in Athens. Adlington said: " It is a real honour to win this Award, made even more flattering when you look at the names of the other sportsmen and women who were nominated." Also in London to receive his Award was brilliant young Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias, winner of the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. Dias, 20, set he pool on fire in the 2008 Paralympic Games, becoming the leading medal winner in Beijing with four gold, four silver and one bronze. He began swimming only when he was 16, and learned all four swimming styles in just two months. AboveRebecca Adlington competing in Beijing LeftBeijing's Bird's Nest wins gold medal OLYMPICSTARSTAKE LAUREUS AWARDS BIRD'SNEST WINSAWARDS The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities ( IAKS), the IOC and the IPC announced this year's winners of their international architectural award for sports and leisure facilities. The judging panel honoured seven projects with gold, nine with silver, eight with bronze and awarded four Special Distinctions. Ten participants were awarded with an IPC/ IAKS Distinction. The overall winner was China with two gold, two silver and one bronze medal as well as with two IPC/ IAKS Distinctions. The Olympic Stadium ( Bird's Nest) in Beijing won the gold medal in the ' Stadia' category and also the IPC/ IAKS Distinction for Accessibility for its outstanding services for athletes and spectators with disabilities. The IOC/ IAKS Award is the only international architecture competition for sports and leisure facilities. This year a record 117 teams of operators and designers from 26 countries took part. WADA ROUND- UP