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France submits offer to host EuroBasket 2015 following concerns over crisis-hit Ukraine

By Paul Osborne

The FFBB has submitted an offer to replace the politically-turbulent Ukraine as hosts of EuroBasket 2015 ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - The Fédération Française de Basketball (FFBB), the sport's governing body in France, has submitted an offer to replace Ukraine as the hosts of EuroBasket 2015 as political uncertainty continues to plague the nation.

Warner dismisses latest allegations of corruption during 2022 World Cup bid

By Paul Osborne

Jack Warner has dismissed the latest allegations of corruption against him as "foolishness" ©2009 Jam MediaMarch 18 - Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has dismissed new allegations of corruption against him following a report by a British newspaper claiming he accepted large sums of money during the run up to the vote on the 2022 World Cup, controversially awarded to Qatar.

"Cool Japan" brand to be relaunched in build-up to Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

A campaign called "Cool Japan" is to be launched in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - Plans to relaunch the "Cool Japan" campaign have been unveiled to help Japanese culture benefit from Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

IAAF launches for grass roots runners

By Mike Rowbottom

A new scheme to encourage grassroots runners around the world has been launched by the IAAF ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - In an effort to "bring the world of running together", the International Association of Athletics Federations has today announced the launch of World Running, a new global website aimed at non-elite runners.

Tunisia set to host historic first WBSC Congress

By Gary Anderson

March 18 - The WBSC has announced that its inaugural Congress will take place in Tunisia ©Getty Images The inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Congress will take place in Hammamet, Tunisia, on May 10 and 11, it has been announced.

Pistorius crime scene photographer accused of mishandling evidence

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius and his lawyer Barry Roux listen to proceedings in court on day 12 of the murder trial ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 18 - A police photographer has been accused at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius of mishandling evidence.

FINA agrees four-year deal with temporary constructions supplier NUSSLI

By Zjan Shirinian

FINA's partnership with NUSSLI runs for the next four years ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 18 - Temporary constructions supplier NUSSLI has signed a four-year deal with swimming's governing body.

Paralympic star Jon-Allan Butterworth awarded top military sports honour

By Paul Osborne

Jon-Allan Butterworth will be presented with 'The Sport Endeavour Award' at the fourth annual Soldering on Awards ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - Three-time Paralympic silver medallist Jon-Allan Butterworth has added another honour to his growing list of accolades following the news he will be presented with "The Sport Endeavour Award" at the fourth annual Soldering on Awards.

Glasgow 2014 announces CBC/Radio Canada as broadcast partner for Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

March 17 - CBC/Radio Canada will broadcast coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©CBCNational public broadcaster CBC/Radio Canada will provide coverage of this year's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Canada it has been announced.
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