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Design work to begin on Extreme Hotel in early legacy boost for Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

The hotel is located close to the Rosa Khutor venue where Olympic skiing events were held Getty ImagesApril 6 - London-based hotel and interior design firm Dexter Moren have been appointed to design the first Extreme Hotel at the Rosa Khutor Ski Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in an early example of the Sochi 2014 sporting legacy being realised. 

Bekele breaks Paris course record to win debut marathon

By Nick Butler

Kenenisa Bekele en route to victory on his marathon debut in Paris ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 6 - Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele made light work of the step up to the 26.2 mile distance by winning his debut marathon today in Paris in a course record time of 2 hours 05min 03sec.

Norway secures first World Men's Curling Championship title since 1988

By Emily Goddard

Norway have won their first World Men's Curling Championship title since 1988 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 6 - Norway today beat defending champions and Scandinavian rivals Sweden 8-3 to take the 2014 men's world curling title - their first since 1988.

Gómez and Stimpson secure gold at ITU World Triathlon Series opener in Auckland

By Emily Goddard

Javier Gómez continued his undefeated streak at today's International Triathlon Union World Series opener in Auckland ©Getty ImagesApril 6 - Spain's Javier Gómez continued his undefeated run by making it a hat-trick of Auckland wins at today's International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Series opener in the New Zealand city, while Briton Jodie Stimpson won the women's race.

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.
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