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Cookson apologises to Vizer for suggesting judo should be switched to Winter Olympics

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Brian Cookson explained further his ideas on switching summer sports to the Winter Olympics today ©TwitterApril 9 - International Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has apologised for suggesting sports other than his own should be switched from the Summer to the Winter Olympics, although he defended raising the idea in principal.

"My life is on the line" says Pistorius as he faces fierce questions over killing

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius (centre) said he shot his firearm before he could think when he fired four bullets through his toilet door ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 9 - Oscar Pistorius said his "life is on the line" as he came under fierce questioning about his shooting dead of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his murder trial in Pretoria today. 

Olympic champion Pearson heads Australian athletics squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - Olympic champion Sally Pearson will lead the Australian athletics squad at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson will captain the Australian athletics squad bound for Glasgow 2014, as the first 45 names were nominated for the Commonwealth Games.

London Marathon competitors looking forward to running with Gebrselassie in world record chase

By Zjan Shirinian

Stephen Kiprotich is looking forward to returning to the British capital to chase his first London Marathon win ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 9 - Olympic and world champion Stephen Kiprotich claims he is excited by the prospect of Haile Gebrselassie setting the pace at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (April 13). 

"Never worry about construction speed of Chinese people" says confident Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Zhang Mengjie and Li Baoping outlined the good progress made by Nanjing 2014 ©ITGApril 9 - Chinese officials have claimed there are no fears about whether they will be ready or not for this year's Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing. 

"We must have confidence in our ability" urges Women's World discussion panel

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

The first all-female panel in the history of SportAccord spoke about a variety of issues affecting female sport ©TwitterApril 9 - Ensuring women have confidence in their own ability and are able to fit sport into life patterns was the key message of the "Women's World" discussion panel here today.

IPC and Infostrada Sports announce extension of partnership for four more years

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - IPC chief executive Xavier Gonzalez (left) and chief executive of Infostrada Sports, Danny Menken shake hands on the new four-year agreement ©Infostrada SportsInfostrada Sports and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have announced an extension of their long-standing partnership agreement which will now run until after Pyeongchang 2018. 

Sapporo 2017 secret lies in city's sporting history and brand, claims Vice-Mayor

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Sapporo will play host to the 2017 Winter Asian Games ©Sapporo2017April 9 - Sapporo's sporting history and brand is the secret behind the 2017 Asian Winter Games, the city's Vice-Mayor Ikushima Noriaki has claimed.

Hungarian company MVM Group announced as title sponsor of women’s European handball finals

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - MVM Group has been announced as title sponsor of this year's women's EHF Finals in Budapest ©MVM GroupHungary's largest energy company Magyar Villamos Művek Zrt. (MVM Group) has been announced as the title sponsor of the European Handball Federation (EHF) Women's Finals next month.
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