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Autonomy of NOC's vital for future of Olympic Movement, claims Bach

By Nick Butler at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City

Thomas Bach, pictured during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, spoke about the importance of autonomy in National Olympic Committees ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has spoken strongly about the vital importance of National Olympic Committee autonomy in order to ensure a level playing field in international sport. 

We want to make ANOC one of the biggest and best organisations, insists Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has emphasised his confidence in the future of ANOC ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - A confident Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), has outlined his hopes for the organisation to be among the "biggest and best" in the world.

Trinidad and Tobago aiming for top ten finish at Glasgow 2014

By Emily Goddard

Keshorn Walcott will be a strong medal hope for Trinidad and Tobago at Glasgow 2014 as it aims for a top ten finish ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - Trinidad and Tobago is aiming for a top ten finish at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, National Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis has revealed to insidethegames.

Olympic bobsleigh silver medallist named in US rugby sevens squad

By Paul Osborne

The United States have announced their 12-player team for the upcoming Guangzhou Sevens, the fourth leg of the 2013-2014 IRB Women's Sevens World Series ©IRB/Joao NetoMarch 31 - Olympic bobsleigh silver medallist Elana Meyers is among three players who will make their debut for the United States women's Eagles Sevens this week at the Guangzhou Sevens, the fourth leg of the 2013-2014 International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series.

Florida village Wellington pulls bid to host 2018 World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Wellington has withdrawn its bid to host 2018 World Equestrian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 31 - The Florida village of Wellington has pulled the plug on its bid to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games after what the company behind the campaign called a "sponsor conflict".

ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters to return to California in 2014

By Nick Butler

The ITF have announced that the 2014 Wheelchair Doubles Masters will return to Mission Viejo in California in 2014 ©ITFMarch 31 - Mission Viejo in California will host the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Doubles Masters for the second successive year, it has been announced.

Lucas seals pair of wins on opening day of Sailing World Cup in Mallorca

By Paul Osborne

Helena Lucas has secured wins in the opening two races of the ISAF World Cup in Mallorca ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - Great Britain's Helena Lucas has got her International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Mallorca World Cup campaign off to the perfect start with wins in both 2.4mR races on the opening day of action.

Process underway to select athletes to represent Oman at international multi-sport events in 2014

By Nick Butler

The Oman Olympic Committee are in the process of choosing teams for four international events in 2014 ©OOCMarch 30 - Applications from various sports associations to represent Oman in four international multi-sporting events to be held later this year are being "seriously" considered by the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC).

Saskatchewan overcome defending champions Quebec to take Canadian junior wheelchair basketball crown

By Gary Anderson

March 30 – The victorious Saskatchewan squad celebrate their win over Quebec in the Canadian Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championships ©Wheelchair Basketball CanadaNik Goncin was the star of the show as he led his Saskatchewan side to victory over Quebec in a thrilling final of the Canadian Junior National Wheelchair Basketball Championships, scoring 26 points while taking 13 rebounds and making eight assists.
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