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Powerhouses Cuba open up with two wins at Youth World Boxing Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 15 - Javier Ibanez Diaz impressed on his debut at the Youth World Boxing Championships in Sofia ©AIBACuba recorded two wins from two on the second day of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Youth World Championships, with defending champion Alayn Limonta and Javier Ibanez Diaz impressing on their first outings at the Armeec Arena in Sofia.

French Open increases prize money by €3 million

By Zjan Shirinian

The French Open is increasing its prize money and players eliminated in the first week of the tournament will benefit the most ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - The French Open will pay out more prize money than ever before this year, with early-round losers set to gain most from the increases.

Australia names 18-strong netball squad for Glasgow 2014 selection camp

By Emily Goddard

Laura Geitz is one of 18 Australian netballers heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp next month ahead of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Australia has revealed a squad of 18 netball players heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp in Canberra next month in the hope of competing at Glasgow 2014.

Kia Motors named official sponsor of Gwangju 2015

By Paul Osborne

Kia Motors has been named the official sponsor of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju ©Gwangju 2015April 15 - Korean motor vehicle manufacturer Kia Motors has been named an official sponsor of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

USOC hosts first Olympic Academy in 23 years

By Emily Goddard

The USOC has hosted its first Olympic Academy since 1991 ©USOCApril 15 - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today hosted its first Olympic Academy since 1991 to advance the spirit of Olympism throughout the nation.

IOC member Maister "privileged and honoured" after being given Lifetime Achievement Award

By Nick Butler

Barry Maister was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Ceremony ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - New Zealand's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Barry Maister has spoken of his honour and privilege after his 40 years of service in the sports world was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Sport New Zealand.

El Moutawakel refuses to rule out bid for IAAF Presidency to replace Diack

By Nick Butler

IOC vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel was honoured by the Senegalese Government ahead of the meeting ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel has refused to rule out a bid for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency when questioned after a gala dinner in Senegal.

Korean Broadcasting System named official Host Broadcaster for Gwangju 2015

By Paul Osborne

KBS has been announced as the Host Broadcaster for the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju after signing an MoU with the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee ©Gwangju 2015April 15 - Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has been named the official Host Broadcaster for the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

World Rowing Cups for 2015 and 2016 to fit in with Rio Olympic preparations, FISA announce

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's eight at the 2012 World Cup in Lucerne ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Olympic considerations have been a major factor in the World Rowing Cup schedules drawn up for 2015 and 2016, the sport's international body has announced.
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