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International Biathlon Union sign four-year media rights deal with EBU

By Zjan Shirinian

The EBU has the media rights to dozens of events, including 36 Biathlon World Cups, as part of the new four-year deal ©Getty ImagesApril 4 - The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has extended its unbroken media rights deal with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for another four years.

Agitos Foundation calls for grant applications to support Para-athletes

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympic initiatives around the world have been supported by the Grant Support Scheme in the last 12 months ©Getty ImagesApril 4 - Applications for grants that will be used to support Paralympic athletes are being called for by the Agitos Foundation.

Dubai set for week-long powerlifting action as biggest World Championships yet get underway

By Gary Anderson

April 4 - Siamand Rahman of Iran is aiming to break the 300kg mark at the World Championships in Dubai ©Getty Images Top powerlifters have arrived in Dubai ahead of the start of the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships tomorrow which will see a host of London 2012 gold medallists go head-to-head in what is the biggest edition of the event to date.

Commonwealth Water Polo Championships mark opening of world-class Aquatics Centre in Aberdeen

By Gary Anderson

April 4 - Scottish women's star Nicola Tate will be in action at the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre during the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships ©ThinkPRA month before the public opening of the Aquatics Centre at the Aberdeen Sports Village, the facility will play host to the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships which are due to get underway tomorrow.

Australian Open returns to Sydney's Australian Golf Club

By Gary Anderson

April 4 – Adam Scott will be hoping to triumph at this year's Australian Open which will be staged at Sydney's Australian Golf Club ©Getty Images The 2014 Emirates Australian Open will take place at Sydney's Australian Golf Club, marking a first return to the venue since the tournament was staged there in 2007.

Portuguese Olympic Committee sign agreement with ICSS to help safeguard sport integrity

By Paul Osborne

The COP and ICSS today singed an agreement in an effort to safeguard the integrity of sport and empower youths through sport ©ICSSApril 3 - The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and The Olympic Committee of Portugal - Comité Olímpico de Portugal (COP) – today signed an agreement in an effort to safeguard the integrity of sport and empower young people through sport.

Turkey’s Taha Akgül secures third consecutive European title inside two minutes

By Gary Anderson

April 3 – Taha Akgül bagged his third European gold in double-quick time in Vantaa today©AFP/Getty ImagesTurkey's Taha Akgül claimed his third straight title at the FILA European Senior Wrestling Championships when he pinned his opponent after 78 seconds in the final of the men's 125 kilogram final in Vantaa, Finland.

"You guys do crazy things" claim Obama's at White House Ceremony to honour Sochi 2014 heroes

By Nick Butler

Barrack and Michelle Obama receiving autographes flags from the US Olympic and Paralympic teams ©Getty ImagesApril 3 - Awe and respect were the dominant themes highlighted by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle when they welcomed the United States Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House for a special Ceremony. 

FIFA secretary general emphasises support for African football

By Paul Osborne

FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke has emphasised FIFA's support of football in Africa during a seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa ©FIFA/Getty ImagesApril 3 - FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke has pledged support for football in Africa and claimed he wanted to see an African team in the final of the World Cup.
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