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The Gambia disqualified from African Under-20 Championship qualifiers

By Zjan Shirinian

The Gambia has been thrown out of the qualifiers for the Africa Under-20 Championship ©FIFA via Getty ImagesApril 21 - The Gambia has been disqualified from the qualifying competition for the African Under-20 Championship after fielding overage players.

GCC Beach Games in Qatar postponed until 2015

By Duncan Mackay

The first GCC Beach Games in Bahrain proved a success but the second edition is proving more difficult to stage ©OCAApril 20 - A request by the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) to host the second Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Beach Games in April 2015 instead of October 2014 has been approved, it has been announced.

USA Curling Championships to be held in Florida for first time in 2016

By Nick Butler

The 2016 US Curling Championships will be held in Jacksonville ©USA CurlingApril 20 - Jacksonville in Florida has been announced as the location for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships as the country seeks to revive its fortunes following the disappointment of Sochi 2014. 

Para-swimmer Slater follows European record with world best time in Glasgow

By Gary Anderson

April 20 - Today saw swimmers compete in the third day of action at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre ©Getty Images Stephanie Slater continued her fine form at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow today by taking the 100 metres butterfly title and breaking the world record in the process to add to the two silver medals and European record already in the bag.

It's going to be difficult to replicate London 2012 anti-doping operation in Rio, warns WADA President

By Emily Goddard

Sir Craig Reedie has raised concerns over the progress of Rio 2016's anti-doping lab but claims there is still time ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 20 - Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has warned it is going to be difficult to ensure the drug testing operation at Rio 2016 is as efficient as that of London 2012 because of the delays in the construction schedule.

Thousands of athletes gear up for Boston Marathon on anniversary of 2013 bombings

By Paul Osborne

Around 36,000 will line up for the Boston Marathon tomorrow, a year after the deadly bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more ©Getty ImagesApril 20 - Thousands of athletes will step to the start line of the Boston Marathon tomorrow as runners take to course for the first time since last year's harrowing bomb attacks.

Uganda Athletics Federation suspends coach in alleged sex abuse case

By Emily Goddard

Uganda Athletics Federation has suspended a man in connection with sexual abuse allegations ©Uganda Athletics FederationApril 20 - The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has suspended a coach named Peter Wemali in connection with the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the sport in the East African country in recent weeks.

Muslim taxi drivers refuse to use cars with Gay Games advertising in Cleveland

By Emily Goddard

Muslim taxi drivers in Cleveland have refused to use cars with Gay Games advertising ©Cleveland FoundationApril 20 - A number of Muslim taxi drivers have refused to use cabs featuring rooftop placards promoting this year's Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron based on religious reasons.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Stadium to be home to reformed football club

By Paul Osborne

Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium is set to become the new home of FC Zhemchuzhina ©Getty ImagesApril 20 - Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium is expected to welcome football matches a little earlier than expected following news that the region's football team, FC Zhemchuzhina, is set to be reformed.
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