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Lausanne looks to connect sports movement in new "cluster" project

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

The City of Lausanne is looking into developing a "cluster" project to help bring together the different sports federations and organisations ©Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty ImagesApril 8 - The city of Lausanne is looking at ways to improve cooperation, communication and innovation within the sports movement with plans in the pipeline for a new "cluster" project for the city.

Hosts draw a blank as South African women run riot in Commonwealth Water Polo Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - South Africa thrashed Scotland at the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre during day four of the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships ©Scottish SwimmingThere was huge disappointment for the home crowd inside the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre tonight as Scotland's women were soundly beaten 23-0 by a rampant South African in their Commonwealth Water Polo Championships clash.

Powerlifting world records continue to fall on fourth day of action in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - Fatma Omar of Egypt came out on top of the battle with fellow London 2012 champion Amalia Perez of Mexico ©Getty Images Records continued to tumble on day four of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai as Egyptian Fatma Omar came out on top in a battle with fellow London 2012 gold medallist Amalia Perez of Mexico.

Kasper elected to replace Fasel as President of AIOWF

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Gian-Franco Kasper has been elected President of AIOWFApril 8 - Gian-Franco Kasper has been elected the new President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) during the General Assembly here today.

Role of Brazilian Government in Rio 2016 preparations blasted during ASOIF General Assembly

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Ditti strongly criticised preperations for Rio 2016 today ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 8 - Concern with preparations for Rio 2016, long bubbling beneath the surface, came shooting to the fore today after damning criticism during the General Assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).

Erdener elected to ASOIF Executive Council to replace McQuaid

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Ugur Erdener was elected to the Executive Council of ASOIF today ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 8 - Uğur Erdener was elected as a member of the Executive Council for the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) during the organisation's General Assembly here today. 

Pistorius breaks down as he describes moment he killed girlfriend

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius has, for the first time, publicly recounted the moment he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 8 - An emotionally distraught Oscar Pistorius has described the moment he fired the bullets which killed his girlfriend.

Confederations Cup "added $4 billion to Brazil GDP", says study

By David Owen

The Confederations Cup, won by Brazil, created more than 300,000 jobs according to the study by the Economic Research Institute Foundation ©Getty ImagesApril 8 - The Brazilian Government has fired a numerical salvo in the direction of critics who continue to argue that hosting sporting mega-events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is not in the country's best interests.

Secretary general of Libyan Olympic Committee to step down

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - The LOC is due to hold elections later this month with Marwan Kamel Maghur due to stand down as secretary general ©LOCLibyan Olympic Committee (LOC) secretary general Marwan Kamel Maghur has confirmed to insidethegames he will step down from the role following elections at the end of this month.
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