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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.

Olympic silver medallist Nevin recovering in hospital after leg broken in horror attack

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - Irish boxer John Joe Nevin suffered a broken leg following a vicious attack in Mullingar last weekend ©Getty Images Ireland's Olympic boxing silver medallist John Joe Nevin is recovering in hospital after having his shin bone re-set following a horror attack that left him with a broken leg in what is being described as an "extended family dispute".

"I'm in at the deep end" says Farah ahead of marathon debut in London

By Zjan Shirinian

Mo Farah is one star name among many lining up for the start of this year's men's race in the London Marathon ©Getty ImagesApril 8 - Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah admitted he has gone "straight in at the deep end" by running his first competitive marathon against one of the strongest line-ups London organisers have ever brought to the start line.

Oceania Taekwondo Championships rescheduled for Sydney Olympic Park after Papua New Guinea withdrawal

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - The 2014 Oceania Taekwondo Championships will now take place in Australia after original hosts Papua New Guinea pulled out ©Getty Images This year's Oceania Taekwondo Championships have been moved to the Sydney Olympic Park after original hosts Papua New Guinea informed the Oceania Taekwondo Union (OTU) they would not be able to stage the event.

Badminton England launch "game-changing" National League

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - Andrew Ellis and Chris Adcock could be two of the players to star in the new National Badminton League launched by Badminton England today ©Getty Images A new National Badminton League (NBL) is set to get underway later this year which will see six franchises taking part in what Badminton England claim is a "game-changing" competition.

New state-of-the-art sports complex set to open in Turkey next January

By Paul Osborne at the Gloria Serenity Resort in Belek 

The Gloria Sports Arena is set to open in Belek, Turkey in January 2015 ©GloriaApril 8 - Turkey's sporting infrastructure is soon to receive a huge boost as progress continues on the new Gloria Sports Arena in Belek.

British Skeleton and Bobsleigh move step closer to merger as chief executive search begins

By Paul Osborne

The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association is looking for a chief executive as the two seperate organisations move a step closer to merging ©BBSAApril 7 - The full merger of British Bobsleigh and British Skeleton into the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) moved a step closer to reality today as the search for a chief executive officially got underway.

Egyptian, South African and Moroccan rhythmic gymnasts qualify for Nanjing 2014

By Emily Goddard

Egyptian, South African and Moroccan rhythmic gymnasts have qualified for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©FIGApril 7 - The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has revealed that athletes from Egypt, South Africa and Morocco have qualified to compete at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics following last month's African Gymnastics Championships in Tshwane.

England’s women continue goal-fest with water polo win over South Africa

By Gary Anderson

April 7 - Angie Winstanley-Smith helped her England side to their second successive win at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen ©Getty Images After trouncing Wales yesterday, England's women continued their superb start to the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen with another fine win, this time seeing off the challenge of South Africa 9-3.
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