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Fiji reinstated into Commonwealth paving way for Glasgow 2014 participation

By Gary Anderson

March 14 - Fiji flags will be waving at Glasgow 2014 after the country was today reinstated into the Commonwealth ©AFP/Getty ImagesFiji has been reinstated to the Commonwealth of Nations today following a meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, paving the way for Fijian athletes to make their first appearance at the Games in Glasgow since Melbourne 2006.

Berlin Mayor reiterates city's readiness for 2024 Olympics

By Emily Goddard

Klaus Wowereit has hinted at a bid from Berlin for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 14 - Klaus Wowereit, the Mayor of Berlin, has reiterated the readiness of Germany's capital city for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Swedish ice hockey player cleared of doping charge and awarded Olympic silver medal

By Gary Anderson

March 14 - Sweden's Nicklas Bäckström has been cleared of doping and awarded an Olympic silver medal from Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Sweden's Nicklas Bäckström has been cleared of any wrongdoing and awarded an Olympic silver medal after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) found the ice hockey player had not intentionally taken a performance enhancing drug.

Pictures of blood-covered Pistorius after shooting girlfriend dead shown in court

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, but denies premeditated murder ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 14 - Pictures of Oscar Pistorius wearing blood-stained shorts after he shot and killed his girlfriend have been shown in court at the end of the second week of his murder trial.

IAAF's new TV deal with EBU off to flying start at Sopot 2014

By Mike Rowbottom

Genzebe Dibaba's 3000m win at Sopot 2014 was watched by 'tens of millions' of TV viewers ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 14 - The television audience figures for last weekend's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships in Sopot were higher than for the last version of the event in Istanbul, and more than 300 per cent higher than the equivalent figure for the 2010 edition in Doha.

New executive director appointed at USA Synchro after difference of opinion with predecessor

By Gary Anderson

March 14 - USA Synchro has announced Kevin Warner as its new executive director replacing Julie Fabsik-Swarts ©USA SynchroUSA Synchro has announced the appointment of Kevin Warner as the organisation's new executive director replacing Julie Fabsik-Swarts, who left the role due to a difference in opinion on how the governing body moves forward.

Doha to host 7th edition of Schools Olympic Programme

By Gary Anderson

March 14 - The Schools Olympic Programme finals will take place at the Aspire Dome in Doha next week ©QOCThe Aspire Dome in Doha will be the setting for the seventh edition of Qatar's Schools Olympic Programme (SOP) finals, which will see competitors aged between five and 18 taking part in a range of sports.

Six Paralympians named in Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award shortlist

By Paul Osborne

Six athletes have been named to the shortlist of the 2014 Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award ©Getty ImagesMarch 14 - Six Paralympic athletes have been shortlisted for the 2014 Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award, as the Paralympic world looks to recognise those who best exemplify the spirit of the Games and inspire and excite the world.

England Boxing appoints former British Army major as new chairman

By Gary Anderson

March 14 - Boxing in England will now be led by a former Major in the British Army ©AFP/Getty ImagesCaspar Hobbs, a former major in the British Army, has been appointed the new chairman of England Boxing, it was announced today.
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