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Exclusive: It's Africa's turn to host Commonwealth Games, insists SASCOC chief

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Gideon Sam, President of SASCOC, has claimed it is Africa's turn to host the Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - It is Africa's turn to host the Commonwealth Games following Durban's expression of interest to stage the event in 2022, it has been claimed by Gideon Sam, President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).

Former world 100 metres record holder banned for 18 months for doping

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Asafa Powell has been handed an 18-month suspension for taking a banned substance ©Getty Images Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has been handed an 18-month ban after being found guilty of taking banned stimulant oxilofrine by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel today.

"You take no responsibility for your actions" Pistorius told on day of compelling testimony

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius has been accused of taking no responsibility for his actions as he gave evidence for a fourth day at his murder trial ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - Oscar Pistorius has defended how he handles guns after being told he "takes no responsibility" for his actions during another day of compelling testimony at his murder trial in Pretoria.

We are battling impacts of Typhoon Haiyan and reduced funding says Philippine Olympic Committee official

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Sport in the Philippines is battling to continue in the aftermath of Typhoon HaiyanApril 10 - Battling the ongoing impact of Typhoon Haiyan as well as reduced funding and support are the biggest challenges facing the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), vice-president Jose A Romasanta has told insidethegames today.

Defending London Marathon champion Priscah Jeptoo "ready to cope" with strong women's field

By Zjan Shirinian

Priscah Jeptoo knows she will have her work cut out to defend her London Marathon title, but is confident she is in good shape ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - Defending champion Priscah Jeptoo says she is not complacent but is "ready to cope with everything" as she prepares to defend her Virgin Money London Marathon crown.

Astana Presidential Sports Club outlines vision to boost Kazakhstan's image

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Chairman of the Astana Presidential Professional Sports Club Board of Directors outlines vision for club during meeting in Belek ©Getty ImagesApril 9 - A vision to promote a positive image of Kazakhstan has been launched through the Astana Presidential Professional Sports Club, showcased here today. 

International Hockey Federation reveals 21 Athletes' Committee candidates

By Emily Goddard

Moritz Fürste is among the 21 FIH Athletes' Committee candidates ©Getty ImagesApril 9 - The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has revealed it has received 21 candidates - six women and 15 men - for its first ever Athletes' Committee elections.

New Athletics South Africa Board to be elected after mass sackings

By Zjan Shirinian

Athletics South Africa is set to have a new Board electedApril 9 - Athletics South Africa (ASA) will have a new Board elected next month, after its previous membership was sacked in December.

We are successfully tackling historical gender imbalance, claims British Cycling President

By Emily Goddard

Bob Howden has said British Cycling is successfully tackling its historical gender imbalance ©Getty ImagesApril 9 - Bob Howden, President of British Cycling, has claimed the national governing body is "starting to successfully tackle the historical gender imbalance" following the release of new women's participation figures today.
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