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This Week in Olympic Sport: October 14-20

October 14, 2013 10:47 am

It is the turn of Britain’s boxers, led by Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans, to shine on the world stage as we give a flavour of the Olympic sport taking place this week.

Evans, who won welterweight silver at London 2012 last summer, is one of 13 athletes selected by GB Boxing to fight at the World Championships in Kazakhstan.

Weightlifting’s global gathering also gets underway in Wroclaw on Sunday, with three Brits in action, while cycling’s European Track Championships take place in Apeldoorn.

The year might slowly be coming to a close but the new ISAF Sailing World Cup series gets underway with Qingdao hosting the first of five legs.

The series will culminate in Hyeres next April with the second leg in Melbourne before the turn of the year and while Miami and Palma complete the venues early in 2014.

Bryony Shaw is the only Brit in action at the 2008 Olympic venue, where she won windsurfing bronze, while swimming’s own World Cup continues in Dubai.

Michael Jamieson and Sophie Allen both won two silver medals at the third leg in Moscow and will be joined by Liam Tancock, Fran Halsall and Georgia Davies in Dubai.

Boxing

World Championships, Almaty – October 14-ongoing

Cycling

European Track Championships, Apeldoorn – October 18-20

Sailing

World Cup, Qingdao – October 14-19

Swimming

World Cup, Dubai – October 17-18

Weightlifting

World Championships, Wroclaw – starts October 20