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Pyeongchang 2018 appoint three vice-presidents to look after new divisions

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 have continued preparations with the appointment of several key figures ©Pyeongchang 2018April 18 - Pyeongchang 2018 has accelerated its planning for the next Winter Olympics and Paralympics by appointing three new vice-presidents who will oversee three major divisions, Games planning, Games operations and Games facilities.

Potential cities to replace Hanoi as host of 2019 Asian Games slow to come forward

By Duncan Mackay

Hanoi celebrate being awarded the 2019 Asian Games but now have decided that they cannot afford to host the event ©OCA April 18 - Indonesia, beaten by Hanoi in the race to stage the 2019 Asian Games, are in no rush to put themselves forward as alternative hosts after the Vietnamese capital revealed that it was planning to withdraw because of economic problems.

Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel official that found Powell guilty arrested on prostitution charges

By Duncan Mackay

Gayle Lennox, who led the Jamaican Disciplinary Panel, which found Asafa Powell guilty of doping has been arrested on sex offence ©Getty ImagesApril 18 - Deputy chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Lennox Gayle has been arrested following a raid at a massage parlour he allegedly owns.

Competition schedule for 2014 Women's Softball World Championship revealed

By Gary Anderson

April 18 - The USA and Japan will be the teams to beat at this year's Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem ©Getty Images Hosts Netherlands will take on two-time champions the United States on the opening day of action at this year's Women's Softball World Championship, it has been announced today.

National Gymnastics Arena opened in Baku by Azerbaijan President

By Duncan Mackay

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev officially opens the new National Gymnastics Arena in Baku ©Baku 2015April 17 - Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has officially opened the new National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, designed to be one of the best centres of its kind in the world and which will be one of the centrepieces of the inaugural European Games next year.

L'Equipe 21 host broadcaster of European Judo Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - LEquipe 21 has been announced as host broadcaster for the European Judo Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesFrench digital terrestrial television channel L'Equipe 21 has secured the host broadcast rights for the upcoming European Judo Championships in Montpellier, which are due to take place next week.

International Paralympic Committee opens bid process for 2015 General Assembly

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - The IPC is now seeking bids from cities to host its next General Assembly ©Getty Images Cities interested in hosting next year's General Assembly of the the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have been invited to put in bids. 

Tickets for 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea go on sale

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Tickets are now on sale for the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea have put 15,000 tickets for the event on sale today.

French Alpine skier wins Best Female Athlete of Sochi 2014 Paralympics award

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Marie Bochet has been voted the IPC's Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images French Alpine skier Marie Bochet has been chosen as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 after a public vote.
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