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An African Olympics is almost impossible, says ANOCA President Palenfo

By Emily Goddard

Lassana Palenfo (pictured right with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach) has said an African Olympics is almost impossible ©Getty ImagesLassana Palenfo, the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), has said it would be "almost impossible" for his continent to host an Olympics and Paralympics.

Fukushima should host Tokyo 2020 baseball and softball matches if sports added to programme, claims official

By Nick Butler

There have been calls for baseball and softball matches to be held in Fukushima, if the sports are returned to the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 ©WikipediaOfficials from Fukushima, the location for the world's worst nuclear accident for 25 years four years ago, have called for baseball and softball games to be held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics if the two sports are, as expected, returned to the programme. 

Double gold for hosts as Baku 2015 gymnastics test event opens

By Daniel Etchells at the National Gymnastics Arena

Azerbaijans Oleg Stepko, formerly a representative of Ukraine, claimed the men's all-around gold medal ©Getty ImagesHosts Azerbaijan claimed gold medals in the men's and women's all-around competitions on the opening day of the Baku 2015 gymnastics test event here this evening.

Sheikh Ahmad to lead seven-strong race for three Asian FIFA Executive Committee positions

By Nick Butler

Seven FIFA Executive Committee candidates have been confirmed by the AFC ©AFCSeven candidates will stand for three positions for Asian representatives on the FIFA Executive Committee at next month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Ordinary Congress in Bahrain, it has been confirmed.

Kostner and CONI launch conflicting appeals to Court of Arbitration for Sport over doping ban

By Michael Pavitt

Carolina Kostner is contesting her 16 month suspension at the Court of Arbitration for Sport ©AFP/Getty ImagesTwo appeals concerning the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal's decision to ban Olympic figure skating bronze medallist Carolina Kostner for 16 months have been confirmed by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS).

Celebrations held to mark 80 international medals for Afghan athletes

By Nick Butler 

Athletes and officials from across the Afghanistan sporting community attended the event in Kabul ©A-NOCA ceremony recognising the achievements of 80 Afghan medallists at international competitions has been held by the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) in Kabul.

Canadian Paralympic Committee lead tributes after death of former President and Chef de Mission

By Nick Butler

Henry Wohler, one of the longest-standing ambassadors for Paralympic sport in Canada, has died ©CPCTributes have been paid following the death of Henry Wohler, a longstanding leader in the Canadian Para-Alpine skiing community who was the nation's Chef de Mission at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Paralympics.

Repucom to reprise role as partner of SportAccord Convention

By Nick Butler

Repucom will reprise their role as a partner of the SportAccord Convention in 2015 ©RepucomRepucom are to return to their position as marketing research partner for this year's SportAccord Convention in Sochi, it has been announced.

Commonwealth Games medallists attend opening of exhibition dedicated to Para-cycling achievements

By Nick Butler

The cycling exhibition is in the Riverside Museum in Glasgow ©WikipediaCommonwealth Games silver medallists Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston have attended the opening of a special display dedicated to their achievements at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.
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