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The penultimate day at the International Gymnastics Federation Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Saint Petersburg saw three world titles successfully defended - and a historic victory for Japan.
Former Barcelona and Spain defender Carles Puyol was part of a FIFA delegation that visited Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium, the venue for the opening match and final of the Confederations Cup due to be held in Russia this summer.
Cuba topped the medal table after claiming four golds, one silver and one bronze.
The Caribbean island nation's victories came through light welterweight Frank Isla, middleweight Rey Eduardo Recio, light heavyweight Jose Larduet and heavyweight Erislandy Savon.
Savon has since gone on to win gold at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, silver at the 2015 World Championships in Doha and bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
2010 - Baku, Azerbaijan
As of the end of the final registration period, 105 countries were sending 532 competitors to the second edition of the Championships, but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, only 466 boxers could make it to Azerbaijan's capital.
This year’s event should have taken place from April 20 to May 2, however, the only qualifying event for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games had to be postponed and started on April 25 with the finals on May 3.
Cuba were the dominant force once more, winning three golds, one silver and one bronze.
Robeisy Ramírez claimed top honours at bantamweight, while there were also victories for light heavyweight Irosvani Duverger and heavyweight Lenier Eunice Pero Justiz.
Ramírez went on to claim bantamweight gold at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, and two years later won flyweight gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
He moved back up to bantamweight for the Rio 2016 Olympics, where he struck gold.
2012 - Yerevan, Armenia
This year's competition was held at the Karen Demirchyan Complex from November 25 to December 8.
Cuba, England and Russia each claimed two gold medals, while Armenia, China, Ukraine and Uzbekistan also had successful boxers.
2014 - Sofia, Bulgaria
This year's competition was held at the Armeec Arena from April 10 to 25, and served as the sole qualifying event for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
Cuba, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States won two gold medals each with Bulgaria and Uzbekistan claiming the other two.
The women's titles were won by Armenian flyweight Anush Grigoryan, American lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez and Poland's Elzbieta Wojcik.
Established by Peter the Great at the start of the 18th century, St Petersburg was conceived to provide Russia with a great port city on the edge of the Baltic Sea.
The country’s administrative capital during two separate periods, St Petersburg has developed into one of the truly great European cities and a symbol of Russian modernity that today is home to five million inhabitants.
The city is also Russia’s cultural capital and home to the Hermitage, one of the world’s finest art museums.
Spread across six historic sites, Pre-historic, Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek works sit alongside paintings by modern greats such as Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh in its permanent collection.
Geographically striking, St Petersburg’s canals and waterways and the local architecture lend themselves to comparisons with Venice.
Located on the River Neva that runs from vast Lake Ladoga to the Baltic Sea, the city boasts 342 bridges.
The Palace Bridge and the 17th century Lomonosov Bridge are among the most famous.
Sport has always had a significant role in the city’s daily life, with football club Zenit Saint Petersburg playing its home games at Petrovsky Stadium and basketball and ice hockey are also immensely popular.
One of the city’s favourite sporting sons is the former boxing champion Nikolai Valuev, who now runs a local gym that aims to help ensure that the sport continues to attract attention.
A total of 417 boxers from 75 countries, including 2015 Junior World Boxing Championships gold medallists such as Azerbaijan's Mahammad Abdullayev, Romania's Cosmin Petre Girleanu, Uzbekistan's Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov and Cuba's Dainier Pero Justiz, took part in the 2016 edition.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Russia President Vladimir Putin were on hand to open today’s draw ceremony for the 2018 World Cup in St Petersburg's Constantine Palace as defending champions Germany avoided arguably the strongest second-seeded teams, France and Italy, in the qualifying section for Europe.
FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke has acknowledged that he will almost certainly leave world football’s governing body at the same time as Sepp Blatter, the President under whom he has served since 2007.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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