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Stray dogs rescued from Sochi arrive in Washington DC to be adopted

By Nick Butler 

The first dogs have arrived in Washington following their transportation from Sochi ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 27 - An initial group of 10 stray dogs rescued from the streets of Sochi have arrived in Washington DC where they will be re-homed and adopted by new owners.

Mike Lee to return to UEFA after Vero Communications appointed to support role

By Nick Butler

The partnership was outlined at the UEFA Congress in Astana ©Getty ImagesMarch 27 - UEFA have announced the appointment of Vero Communications, run by consultancy guru Mike Lee, in order to "develop and support its international communications activities".

New cycling stage race in Yorkshire unveiled on 100-day countdown to Tour de France Grand Depart

By Nick Butler

The stage race in Yorkshire from 2015 will follow a Tour de France beginning in the county in less than 100 days time ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 27 - A three-day stage race will be held in Yorkshire to follow the English county hosting the opening stages of the Tour de France later this year, it has been announced.

Logo depicting leading players unveiled for World Team Squash Championships

By Nick Butler

The logo has been unveiled for the Women's World Team Championships ©Squash CanadaMarch 27 - Squash Canada has unveiled a logo comprised of 31 silhouettes of leading players for the Women's World Team Squash Championships to be held later this year. 

Trinidad and Tobago mourns death of nation's first Olympic medallist Wilkes

By Emily Goddard

Rodney Wilkes (in second place) has died at the age of 89 ©WikipediaMarch 27 - Rodney Wilkes, the weightlifter who won Trinidad and Tobago's first ever Olympic medal, has died at the age of 89 after battling against prostate cancer.

Lloyds Banking Group win "best sponsorship of past 20 years" award for London 2012 programme

By Zjan Shirinian

Lloyds' Local Heroes were one of the elements to its sponsorship of London 2012 ©Getty Images/Getty Images for Lloyds TSBMarch 27 - A London 2012 sponsorship programme has been named the best of the last 20 years at the UK Sponsorship Awards.

Disability tennis players in London receive a visit from royalty

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - HRH The Duchess of Gloucester visited a disability tennis competition in west London which is run as part of the London Youth Games ©Tennis FoundationThe Duchess of Gloucester dropped in to check out the action at the Westway Sports Centre in London today, as players took part in the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Learning Disability Tennis Competition.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village plans revealed

By Emily Goddard

An artist impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games village shows how the site will look when completed ©Queensland GovernmentMarch 27 - Plans for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village have been revealed by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, who branded development as "one of the Games' most significant legacy projects".

Changes to Rio 2016 qualification announced by rowing to boost female and global participation

By Nick Butler

The qualification criteria for Rio 2016 contains some changes from the system used for London 2012 ©Getty ImagesMarch 27 - A greater proportion of quota places for women is among the changes successfully proposed by the World Rowing Federation (FISA) to its qualification system ahead of Rio 2016.
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