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Line-up revealed for Men's Under-19 Youth Softball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 21 – Defending champions Argentina and the United States are among 11 teams taking part in this year's Men's U-19 Youth Softball World Championships ©WBSC/USA-ASA SoftballEleven nations will take to the field in Whitehorse, Canada after the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) revealed the line-up for this year's Men's Under-19 Youth Softball World Championships, which will run from July 11 to 20.

Japan sign grant agreement to help youth sports development in The Gambia

By Paul Osborne

The Gambia National Olympic Committee has recieved a D4.8 million grant from the Japanese Government ©GNOCMarch 21 - An agreement has been signed between the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) and Japan in an effort to help improve sports for youth development in the country. 

Qatar rubber-stamps 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships host agreement

By Emily Goddard

Doha will host the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - Qatar has rubber-stamped the formal agreement that confirms Doha as the host city of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships.

Calls for investigation into death of Turkish taekwondo player

By Paul Osborne

Former TTF chairman calls for investigation into the death of athlete Seyithan Akbalık ©TTFMarch 21 - Calls for a detailed investigation into the death of Turkish athlete Seyithan Akbalık during a match at the Luxor Open in Egypt last month are being led by former chairman of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation (TTF), Cengiz Yağız,

Relentless China continue domination of FINA Diving World Series

By Paul Osborne

Chinese divers have dominated day two of the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - Another day, another dominant performance by Chinese competitors as they walked away with a double one-two finish on day two of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.

Shooting to begin qualifying process for Rio 2016 Paralympics at Stoke Mandeville

By Paul Osborne

Stoke Mandeville Stadium is set to host the 2014 IPC Shooting World Cup next week ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - Stoke Mandeville Stadium is getting set to host the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup, an event that will have added importance because it is the first opportunity to begin earning qualifying points for Rio 2016. 

David survives scare to progress to Women's World Squash Championship semi-final

By Paul Osborne

Nicol David survived a near upset at the hands of France's Camille Serme to progress to the semi final of the Women's World Squash Championships in Penang ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - Malaysia's world number one Nicol David survived a major scare in her quarter-final clash against France's Camille Serme to progress to the last four of the Women's World Squash Championships in Penang.

Meeting "fundamentally important" to Rio 2016 to be held next week

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

The meeting was described as "crucial" at the end of the Coordination Commission today ©ITGMarch 21 - A "fundamentally important" meeting will be held next week between organisers of the Olympics and Paralympics and different levels of the Brazilian Government to resolve many key decisions relating to Rio 2016, it has been revealed. 

IOC "oppose" Russian businessman's attempt to trademark defective Olympic logo

By Paul Osborne

The IOC has said it is opposed to Dmitry Medvedev's attempt to trademark the defective Olympic logo seen at the Sochi Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has declared it is "opposed" to a Russian businessman's attempts to trademark the defective Olympic logo seen at the Opening Ceremony of Sochi 2014. 
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