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France and Russia each take double gold on opening day of Judo World Tour event in Samsun

By Nick Butler

David Larose won one of two golds for France after beating compatriot Loic Korval ©IJFMarch 28 - There were two gold medals apiece for France and Russia on a European-dominated opening day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour event in Samsun, Turkey. 

Copenhagen 2014 first to get IAAF Athletics Better World award, President Diack announces

By Mike Rowbottom at the Old Stock Exchange in Copenhagen

copenhagencityhallMarch 28 - A day before Eritrea's five-times champion Zersenay Tadese and Kenya's 2010 gold medallist Wilson Kiprop do battle on the streets here in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Half Marathon Championships, the event organisers have already found themselves on top of the podium.

Top seeds dominate on day one of Hong Kong Sevens

By Zjan Shirinian

Wales tried and tried, but Fiji ultimately won their encounter 42-7 ©Getty ImagesMarch 28 - The top seeds have made light work of their opponents on the opening day of the HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

ChangeMaker stories to be showcased by Agitos Foundation to show how sport has changed lives

By Nick Butler

The Agitos Foundation are due to open their Change Makers campaign on Sunday ©Agitos FoundationMarch 28 - Dozens of "ChangeMaker" stories will be showcased by the Agitos Foundation from this weekend in a two-week celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6.

Briton Massaro wins Heather McKay Squash Player of the Year award

By Emily Goddard

Laura Massaro has won the WSA Heather McKay Player of the Year 2013 award ©WSAMarch 27 - Laura Massaro, who this week became the first Englishwoman for 15 years to take the world squash title, has been honoured with the Heather McKay Player of the Year 2013 award.

Three world records fall on opening day of CanAms swimming championships

By Paul Osborne

Rebecca Meyers was on of three Americans to set a world record on the opening day of the the US Paralympics Spring Swimming National Championships/Spring CanAms in Miami ©Getty ImagesMarch 27 - Three world records have fallen on day one of the US Paralympics Spring Swimming National Championships/Spring CanAms at Miami's Ransom Everglades School, as America's top Para-swimmers battle for a spot in the national team for the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in August.

Cycling and football launch campaign to get more women into sport

By Gary Anderson

March 27 – Top female cyclists and footballers have helped launch a new campaign to get more women into sport ©British CyclingBritish Cycling and the Football Association (FA) have today announced the launch of the Kick Start Your Ride campaign which aims to encourage more women to get into sport by cycling to football matches.

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".
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