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Torrey Pines to host US Open in 2021

By Gary Anderson

March 19 - Torrey Pines will host its second US Open Championship in 2021©Getty Images The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego will host the US Open Championship in 2021, marking the second time the event will have been staged at the venue.

FIFA inspectors visiting three World Cup stadiums yet to be completed

By Nick Butler in Rio De Janeiro

Construction work is still ongoing at three stadiums including the Arena de Sao Paulo ©Getty ImagesMarch 19 - Six stadiums due to will host matches at the World Cup this summer, including the three which are yet to be fully constructed, are being inspected this week by representatives from FIFA and the Local Organising Committee.

NOCs invited to apply for scholarships at Russian International Olympic University

By Gary Anderson

March 19 - ANOC is inviting applications for two scholarship places at the Russian International Olympic University ©Sochi 2014Applications are being sought by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) for two scholarship positions on the Master of Sports Administration (MSA) course at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) in Sochi.

Jamaican doping whistleblower claims cheating in elite sport "rampant"

By Zjan Shirinian at Tackling Doping in Sport Conference at Wembley Stadium in London

Jamaica's anti-doping programme had its failings exposed by Renee Anne Shirley ©YouTubeMarch 19 - A whistleblower who exposed failings at the heart of the Jamaican drug testing programme has claimed cheating is "rampant" in elite sport around the world.

Exclusive: Fiji rugby sevens and netball teams appeal for Glasgow 2014 lifeline

By Gary Anderson

March 19 - FASANOC President Reg Sanday has called for Fiji's rugby sevens to be allowed to take part at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Fiji's participation in team events at Glasgow 2014 is "under consideration" following their reinstatement into the Commonwealth, insidethegames can reveal.

Exclusive: Rio anti-doping lab must "act quickly" to be ready for 2016 Olympics, says WADA's Howman

By Zjan Shirinian at Tackling Doping in Sport Conference at Wembley Stadium in London

World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman has issued a rallying call to authorities in Brazil to speed up work at their laboratory ©Getty ImagesMarch 19 - Brazilian authorities need to "act quickly" and "take the opportunity" to get their doping control laboratory accredited in time for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

Media accommodation set to be relocated by Rio 2016 from upmarket area in bid to save money

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

Rio mayor Eduardo Paes has proposed changes to plans for the media village to be in the port region of the city ©Getty Images March 19 - Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes plans to move the Main Media Village during the 2016 Olympics from the upmarket Porto region to the Curicica neighbourhood close to the main Olympic Park in Barra, a move interpreted as a cost cutting measure.

Ukraine crisis forces them to pull out of hosting EuroBasket 2015

By Gary Anderson

March 19 - EuroBasket 2015 will not be staged in the Ukraine due to the ongoing political crisis ©AFP/Getty ImagesDue to the ongoing political and military crisis in Ukraine the country has been forced to pull out of hosting EuroBasket 2015, the tournament's director Markiyan Lubkivsky has announced.

WADA could ban performing enhancing gas after claims Russians used it at Sochi 2014

By Zjan Shirinian at Tackling Doping in Sport Conference at Wembley Stadium in London

Russian athletes enjoyed enormous success at their home Olympic Games last month ©Getty ImagesMarch 19 - The use of xenon gas could be banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), after claims Russian athletes used it during the Sochi 2014 Olympics to increase the levels of erythropoietin (EPO) in the body.
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