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USOC to host first Olympic Academy conference since 1991

By Emily Goddard

The USOC and LA84 will host first Olympic Academy conference since 1991 next month ©USOCMarch 23 - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has revealed it will next month hold its first Olympic Academy conference since 1991, in 1984 Games host city Los Angeles.

Back-to-back wins for Mola after victory in New Plymouth Triathlon World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Mario Mola has secured his second successive ITU title with victory in New Plymouth, New Zealand ©Scott Taylor/ITUMarch 23 - Mario Mola has made it back-to-back wins in this season's International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup series with victory at the New Plymouth World Cup in New Zealand.

Home athletes top podium at World University Cross Country Championship in Uganda

By Emily Goddard

Hosts Uganda topped both the men's and women's podiums at the 2014 World University Cross Country Championship ©FISUMarch 22 - Uganda's Winnie Nanyondo and Joshua Cheptegei ensured it was the home nation that took the top prizes at the World University Cross Country Championship in Entebbe today.

Switzerland to face Canada in World Women's Curling Championship final

By Emily Goddard

Swiss teammates, from, left Franziska Kaufman, Christine Urech and Irene Schori celebrate their win over South Korea in the semi-final ©CCA/Michael BurnsMarch 22 - Switzerland will face hosts Canada in the final of the World Women's Curling Championship after defeating South Korea 7-3 to book their place in the gold medal match.

Shock win for Russia's Manibaev on final day of FINA Diving World Series

By Paul Osborne

Victor Manibaev pulled off the shock of the day with victory in the men's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai ©Getty ImagesMarch 22 - There was a shock on the third and final day of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series in Dubai, as Russia's Victor Manibaev pounced on a Chinese mistake to take victory in the men's 10 metre platform final.

David left stunned after surprise defeat to Egyptian teenager in squash World Championship semi-final

By Paul Osborne

Nour El Sherbini pulled off the shock of the tournament with victory over Nicol David in the semi-final of the Women's World Squash Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 22 - A 2,000-strong crowd was left silenced in Penang's Spice Arena today, as Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini pulled off a stunning upset against home favourite and world number one Nicol David in the semi-final of the Women's World Squash Championships.

Britain's Burdekin takes quad singles title at Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

By Paul Osborne

Jamie Burdekin has won his first ever ITF 1 Series title with victory over David Wagner ©Getty ImagesMarch 22 - Great Britain's Jamie Burdekin has secured his first ever International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1 Series quad singles title with victory over world number one David Wagner on the penultimate day of the Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Baton Rouge, United States.

"New era" as Turkish Basketball Federation appoint men's team head coach

By Zjan Shirinian

Ergin Ataman has had a successful coaching career and will now hope to lead the national team to medal success ©EB via Getty ImagesMarch 22 - The Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) has named the person who will lead its men's team through to Rio 2016.

Britain win hat-trick of silvers at Lignano Masters Para Open team competition

By Zjan Shirinian

Will Bayley added team silver to singles gold at the Lignano Master Open ©Getty ImagesMarch 22 - Great Britain's table tennis players came just short of gold in three team events at the Lignano Masters Para Open in Italy, as Ukraine, Serbia and Poland edged the crucial matches.
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