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FEI publishes world's most extensive equine surfaces study

By Emily Goddard

The FEI has published the world’s most extensive equine surfaces study ©FEIApril 17 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has published what is thought to be the world's most extensive study into the impact arena and turf surfaces can have on the orthopaedic health of sport horses.

Welsh Boxing defends decision not to include Evans in Glasgow 2014 squad

By Paul Osborne

Welsh boxing has defended it's decision not to include Kevin Evans in it's squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Welsh Boxing has defended its decision not to include veteran Kevin Evans in its squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Vietnam to pull out of hosting 2019 Asian Games in Hanoi

By Zjan Shirinian

Vietnam says it wants to withdraw from hosting the 2019 Asian Games ©Bloomberg via Getty ImagesApril 17 - Vietnam says it will pull out of hosting the 2019 Asian Games because of economic pressures.

Rio 2016 construction work resumes with end of two-week strike

By Emily Goddard

A two-week strike by construction workers has come to an end at the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Construction on the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has resumed after workers today ended their two-week strike over wages and benefits.

Deputy Mayor appointed new bid leader in Kraków 2022 shake-up

By Paul Osborne

Kraków 2022 has appointed deputy mayor Magdalena Sroka (left) as the city's new bid leader ©Kraków 2022April 17 - Kraków's bid for the 2022 Winter Games will now be led by the city's Deputy Mayor following her appointment at an extraordinary meeting today.

Tokyo 2020 announce Dentsu as marketing agency

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 has set its revenue target for domestic marketing programmes ©Getty Images April 17 - Tokyo 2020 has appointed Dentsu Inc. as its marketing agency, with organisers revealing they hope to make 150 billion Japanese yen (£870 million/$1.46 billion/€1 billion) from domestic marketing programmes.

Glasgow 2014 calling on businesses to enter "Digital Sprint" competition

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Glasgow 2014 has launched its Digital Sprint competition for businesses ©Glasgow 2014Glasgow 2014 today launched a competition calling on the digital business community to create new, exciting, interactive digital products for the Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Caborn highlights Sheffield’s Olympic legacy planning

By David Owen

Richard Caborn wants to push Olympic legacy back up the political agenda ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Former UK Sports Minister Richard Caborn is using the imminent start of building work at the Don Valley Stadium site in Sheffieldo try to push Olympic legacy back up the domestic political agenda.

Mizuno announced as official sponsor of inaugural WBSC Congress

By Gary Anderson

April 17 – Japanese firm Mizuno has been announced as official sponsor of the WBSC Congress in Tunisia ©Bloomberg/Getty Images The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced sports equipment firm Mizuno will be the official sponsor of its historic first-ever Congress in Tunisia next month.
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