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Sweden record opening day triumph at home ice sledge hockey championships

By Michael Pavitt

Sweden got their tournament off to the perfect start in front of a home crowd ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship B-Pool hosts Sweden enjoyed a fine start in front of their home fans in Östersund, as they earned a dominant victory over Poland.

Bekele withdraws from Virgin London Marathon but top Kenyans and Ethopians added

By Mike Rowbottom

Kenenisa Bekele, pictured en route to victory in his marathon debut in Paris last year, has had to drop out of this year's London race with injury ©Getty ImagesThis year's Virgin London Marathon field lost and gained today as it was announced that world 5,000 and 10,000 metres record holder Kenenisa Bekele has pulled out, but that the Kenyan who once held the unofficial world best time over 26.2 miles, Geoffrey Mutai, had been signed up.

World Karate Federation confirm events will serve as European and Pan American Games qualification competitions

By Liam Morgan

The WKF have confirmed their upcoming continental events will serve as qualification competitions for the European Games and the Pan American Games ©WKFThe Pan American Adult Karate Championship and the European Karate Senior (EKF) Championship will serve as qualification events for the Pan American Games and the European Games this year, it has been confirmed. 

Rwanda confirmed as host of 2015 African Great Lakes Friendship Games

By Liam Morgan at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali

The African Great Lakes Friendship Games will take place in Rwanda in August this year ©Peace and SportRwanda will host the 2015 African Great Lakes Friendship Games for the first time later this year, it has been confirmed here today.

IBSA looking for hosts for 2016 Goalball European Championships Group B

By Duncan Mackay

IBSA are looking for hosts for the 2016 Goalball European Group B Championships ©Getty ImagesHost countries are being sought for the 2016 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Goalball European Championships Group B for both men and women. 

Belarus appoints Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

Belarus selected its Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 at a meeting of the National Olympic Committee's Executive Committee ©NOC RBThe National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (NOC RB) has appointed Alexander Gagiev as its Chef de Mission for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it has announced. 

Germany to announce candidate city for 2024 Olympic bid on Monday

By Duncan Mackay

Berlin or Hamburg will today be chosen as Germany's candidate for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesBerlin or Hamburg will today be chosen as Germany's candidate for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesGermany will announce later today whether they will put forward Berlin or Hamburg as its candidate city to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

Maldives set to receive increase in funds from Olympic Solidarity programme

By Liam Morgan

The Maldives Olympic Committee are set to receive an increase in funds from the Olympic Solidarity programme ©MOCMaldives is set to receive an increase in funds from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Solidarity programme.

Astana Arlans Kazakhstan earn ninth successive World Series of Boxing victory

By Michael Pavitt

Astana Arlans Kazakhstan are unbeaten in the WSB this season ©WSBAstana Arlans Kazakhstan continue to dominate Group B of the World Series of Boxing (WSB), recording their ninth consecutive victory of Season V by whitewashing Rafako Hussars Poland 5-0 in their home fixture in Shymkent.
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