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IPC Swimming open bidding process for 2017 World and 2018 European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

International Paralympic Committee Swimming has opened the bidding process for two of its competitions ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - The bidding process for the World and European Championships has been opened by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming

WTF General Assembly approves amendments to statutes and competition rules

By Paul Osborne

The WTF has unamiously approved amendments to its Statutes and competition rules and poomsae competition rules at a General Assembly in Chines Taipei ©WTFMarch 21 - Amendments to the World Taekwondo Federation's (WTF) statutes and competition rules have been unanimously approved at a General Assembly in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei as the WTF continues its efforts to develop Para-taekwondo in the build-up to Tokyo 2020.

Liberia set for first ever national football training centre as FIFA steps up its football development efforts

By Paul Osborne

FIFA is helping to fund the development of Liberia's first ever national football training centre ©FIFA/Getty ImagesMach 20 - Football's world governing body has continued its pledge to support the development of football across the globe, with Liberia becoming one of the latest beneficiaries after an agreement to build the country's first national training centre.

Tickets go on sale for 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships ©Wheelchair Basketball Canada/Phillip MacCallumMarch 20 - Tickets have gone on sale for the 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships to mark just three months to go until the start of the tournament in Toronto. 

Goalball UK "surprised and disappointed" after funding appeal rejected

By Paul Osborne

Goalball UK say they are "surprised and disappointed" over UK Sports decision to reject their funding appeal ©Goalball UKMarch 20 - Goalball UK has claimed it is "surprised and disappointed" at UK Sports decision to reject their appeal to stop funding the GB women's team as the elite funding body's announcement continues to sink in across the country.

Rio 2016 Coordination Commission hail "overall potential" of Deodoro complex during venue tour

By Nick Butler at the Rio 2016 Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro

Coordination Commission members, including chair Nawal El Moutawakel, during the venue tour today ©Alex Ferro/Rio 2016March 20 - A venue tour focusing on the Deodoro Complex in the north of the city was the highlight of the second day of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Committee inspection here today. 

German three-time Olympic champion skier Höfl-Riesch retires

By Emily Goddard

Maria Höfl-Riesch has retired from international competition ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesMarch 20 - Maria Höfl-Riesch, Germany's most successful Olympic alpine skier, has announced her retirement at the age of 29.

Exclusive: Cleaning polluted waters major task but will be key legacy of Games, hopes Rio 2016

By Nick Butler at the Rio 2016 Headquarters in Rio De Janeiro

Clearing waste is a major challenge in the sailing venue ahead of the test event and then the Games ©ITGMarch 20 - Cleaning Rio´s polluted waters in time for the Olympics will be a major challenge but the environmental improvement will be a major legacy of the Games, a top Rio 2016 official has claimed.  

Leaked Brazilian Government report highlights "difficult relationship between people and society in Rio"

By Nick Butler in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is among the cities posing a security risk, the report warns ©Getty ImagesMarch 20 - A leaked Brazilian Government report has highlighted a "difficult relationship between people and society" in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA World Cup this summer.  
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