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SportAccord International Convention investigating ways to circumnavigate Turkish Twitter ban

By Paul Osborne

The Turkish government sparked outrage last week when it restricted access to social media site Twitter ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 25 - Organisers of next month's SportAccord International Convention are confident the event in in Belek/Antalya will prove a success despite Turkey's controversial ban of social media site Twitter, which they are trying to find a way around.

FIFA earmarks extra $70 million for 2014 World Cup

By David Owen

FIFA was forced to earmarked $70 million last year due to expected costs associated with the problem-plagued 2014 World Cup in Brazil ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesMarch 25 - Unexpected costs last year forced FIFA to earmark an extra $70 million (£42 million/€50 million) for the problem-plagued 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Pistorius case adjourned until Friday after court hears couple's intimate messages

By Paul Osborne

The court has heard more electronical exchanges between Oscar Pistorius and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as defence tries to prove the couple had a loving relationship ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 25 - Oscar Pistorius' murder trial in Pretoria has been adjourned until Friday (March 28) as the prosecution wrapped up its case against the six-time Paralympic gold medallist. 

Japan ready for ISU World Figure Skating Championships at event missing Olympic champions

By Emily Goddard

Yuzuru Hanyu will be going for gold on home ice at the 2014 ISU Figure Skating World Championships in Japan ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 25 - Olympians, including the likes of Sochi 2014 champion Yuzuru Hanyu, are gearing up for the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships, which are due open in Saitama, Japan, tomorrow.

Athletics Australia President rues "uneven" treatment as another sprinter banned for breaking doping rules

By Mike Rowbottom

aloziegiMarch 25 - David Grace President of Athletics Australia, has questioned the justice of varying punishments within world sport for failing to be present for doping tests following the announcement a third member of the Australian men's sprint relay squad, Anthony Alozie, has incurred a sanction.

Dates and venue confirmed for Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 25 - Doha will follow Lyon as the next host of the IPC Athletics World Championships in 2015 ©Getty Images Doha's Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium has been confirmed today as the venue for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships.

Sparkes gives up dual role in British Swimming

By Gary Anderson

David Sparkes will leave his role as ASA chief executive later this year to concentrate fully on British Swimming ©BBCMarch 25 - David Sparkes is set to become the sole chief executive of British Swimming after combining the position with the same role at the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) for the past 20 years. 

More visa troubles for India as two shooters denied access to United States

By Gary Anderson

March 25 - Two Indian shooters have been denied visas to the US for the ISSF World Cup event in Fort Benning ©Getty Images Two members of the Indian squad heading to Fort Benning in the United States have been denied visas by the American Embassy forcing them to miss out on the first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup event of the season.

Former Fijian men's coach Tanivula to lead women's side at China Sevens

By Gary Anderson

March 25 - Fiji's women will be led by Iliesa Tanivula at next month's China Sevens ©IRB/Martin Seras LimaFormer Fiji national seven's coach Iliesa Tanivula has been put in temporary charge of the country's women's side for the upcoming China Sevens tournament next month after current coach Timoci Wainiqolo had to pull out because of work commitments.
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