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Eritrea pull out of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

By Gary Anderson

March 31 - The Eritrean national football team has pulled out of qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ©AFP/Getty ImagesEritrea has pulled out of the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Our scholarships will help promising athletes in all NOCs, claims ANOC President

By Nick Butler at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City

Sheikh Ahmad speaking at the Opening of the ANOC Executive Council Meeting ©ITGMarch 31 - Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has claimed promising athletes in need will be supported all over the world.

Durban and Edmonton to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Paul Osborne

South Africa and Canada are considering bids for the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - The Canadian city of Edmonton and the South African city of Durban have formally expressed their intent to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Prince Tunku Imran revealed today.

Autonomy of NOC's vital for future of Olympic Movement, claims Bach

By Nick Butler at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City

Thomas Bach, pictured during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, spoke about the importance of autonomy in National Olympic Committees ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has spoken strongly about the vital importance of National Olympic Committee autonomy in order to ensure a level playing field in international sport. 

We want to make ANOC one of the biggest and best organisations, insists Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has emphasised his confidence in the future of ANOC ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - A confident Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), has outlined his hopes for the organisation to be among the "biggest and best" in the world.

Trinidad and Tobago aiming for top ten finish at Glasgow 2014

By Emily Goddard

Keshorn Walcott will be a strong medal hope for Trinidad and Tobago at Glasgow 2014 as it aims for a top ten finish ©Getty ImagesMarch 31 - Trinidad and Tobago is aiming for a top ten finish at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, National Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis has revealed to insidethegames.

Olympic bobsleigh silver medallist named in US rugby sevens squad

By Paul Osborne

The United States have announced their 12-player team for the upcoming Guangzhou Sevens, the fourth leg of the 2013-2014 IRB Women's Sevens World Series ©IRB/Joao NetoMarch 31 - Olympic bobsleigh silver medallist Elana Meyers is among three players who will make their debut for the United States women's Eagles Sevens this week at the Guangzhou Sevens, the fourth leg of the 2013-2014 International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series.

Florida village Wellington pulls bid to host 2018 World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Wellington has withdrawn its bid to host 2018 World Equestrian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 31 - The Florida village of Wellington has pulled the plug on its bid to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games after what the company behind the campaign called a "sponsor conflict".

ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters to return to California in 2014

By Nick Butler

The ITF have announced that the 2014 Wheelchair Doubles Masters will return to Mission Viejo in California in 2014 ©ITFMarch 31 - Mission Viejo in California will host the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Doubles Masters for the second successive year, it has been announced.
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