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Volume 6 No. 214

Events and Attractions

The Singapore Sports Hub will host a Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA)-sponsored Diving Grand Prix at the OCBC Aquatic Centre from Oct 17-19, according to Chua Siang Yee of THE STRAITS TIMES. Singapore is "the penultimate destination of the eight-city competition," which ends in Malaysia on Oct 26. Singapore Swimming Association Sports Manager Damien Ler said, "We want to raise the profile of diving in Singapore and around the region by hosting these international events and bringing in international stars" (STRAITS TIMES, 4/26).

India's top boxers will take part in the Chemistry Cup in Halle, Germany next month. With the Int'l Boxing Association and Indian body IABF "tussle continuing," the Indian boxers "have been deprived of foreign tours for quite sometime." So, with "barely months left" for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, this tournament "will be a big boost for the senior boxers" (TNN, 4/27). ... The Int'l Paralympic Committee Athletics in conjunction with the Brazilian Paralympic Committee has agreed with the Rio Half Marathon and Sao Paulo Marathon to host IPC Athletics Marathon Americas Cup events for the next four years, beginning in August (IPC).