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Qatar Olympic Committee renew deal as Silver Partner at SportAccord Convention

By Duncan Mackay at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

The Qatar Olympic Committee have renewed their deal as a Silver Partner with SportAccord Convention ©SportAccord ConventionApril 6 - The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) will be continuing as a Silver Partner for this year's edition of the SportAccord International Convention, which started here today. 

World champions Campbell, Sprenger and Magnusson headline 59-strong Australian swimming squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 6 – World champions James Magnussen, Cate Campbell and Christian Sprenger will lead Australia's swimming team at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Australia has named its swimming squad for this year's Commonwealth Games following the conclusion of the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane today, and sees the likes of world champions Cate Campbell, Christian Sprenger and James Magnusson aiming for gold in Glasgow.

UAE disability sport to receive big financial boost

By Emily Goddard

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered a Dh6 million boost for disability sport in the UAE ©Getty ImagesApril 6 - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai, today revealed details of a Dh6 million (£985,000/$1.6 million/€1.2 million) grant for disability sport in the nation.

Paralympic champion Othman breaks record four times on way to powerlifting world title

By Emily Goddard

Sherif Othman broke his own world record and took World Championship gold in the -54kg category ©Getty ImagesApril 6 - Egypt's Sherif Othman today broke his own world record four times on his way to becoming the men's under 54 kilogram powerlifting world champion.

Three in a row for Turkey’s Riza Kayaalp as Greco-Roman competition gets underway in Vantaa

By Gary Anderson

April 5 – London 2012 bronze medal winner Riza Kayaalp of Turkey secured his fourth European title in Vantaa ©Getty Images The Greco-Roman events got underway at the FILA Senior European Championships today in Vantaa and saw Turkey's Riza Kayaalp claim his third continental title in succession and fourth overall with victory in the 130 kilogram category.

Wins for Malta, England and Scotland on opening day of Commonwealth Water Polo Championships

By Emily Goddard

Ciaran James led England to a 14-10 victory over South Africa on the opening day of the 2014 Commonwealth Water Polo Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 5 - The Maltese, English and Scottish men, as well as Scotland's women, have got the 2014 Commonwealth Water Polo Championships underway with wins on the opening day of the competition in Aberdeen.

Defending champions Kazakhstan to face Azerbaijan in World Series of Boxing semi-finals

By Emily Goddard

Mihai Nistor's loss to Mahamed Nurudzinau was enough to give Azerbaijan Baku Fires a place in the WSB semi-finals ©AIBAApril 5 - Defending World Series of Boxing (WSB) champions the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan will face the Azerbaijan Baku Fires in the semi-finals after both teams won their respective quarterfinals against Team Germany and Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder.

Rio 2016 figurehead Sérgio Cabral resigns as State Governor

By Zjan Shirinian

Sérgio Cabral made his pitch to International Olympic Committee members during Rio's presentation ahead of the vote in 2009 ©Getty Images April 5 - Rio de Janeiro Govenor Sérgio Cabral, who has been an active figure in the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics since before it won the bid, has resigned.

Pin collectors turned away as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park re-opens

 By Zjan Shirinian

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has opened to the public boasting an adventure playground among its hidden treasures for young and old ©Getty ImagesApril 5 - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has opened to the public for the first time since the end of the London 2012 Paralympics, though a group of pin collectors were "turned away" by security before they could enjoy the surroundings.
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