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World StandUp Paddle champion to give live demonstration at SportAccord Convention

By Paul Osborne

Casper Steinfath will join ISA President Fernando Aguerre at the 2014 SportAccord International Convention in Belek, Turkey ©ISAMarch 13 - Denmark's 2013 World StandUp Paddle (SUP) champion Casper Steinfath will give a live demonstration of the unique surfing discipline at the 2014 SportAccord International Convention in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced.

FISU Universiade Committee concludes inspection of Gwangju 2015

By Paul Osborne

Kim Yoon-suk, secretary general of Gwangju 2015, Kemal Tamer, CSU chair and Eric Saintrond, FISU secretary general, along with participants of the CSU Inspection ©Gwangju 2015March 13 - The International University Sports Federation's (FISU) Universiade Supervision Committee (CSU) has concluded its inspection of Gwangju as the city continues to prepare for the 2015 Summer Universiade.

RFU introduces new concussion guidelines for amateur and professional players

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - New guidelines from the RFU have set out stand-down periods for players who suffer concussions ©Getty ImagesA new set of standards and guidelines for the treatment of concussion among amateur and professional players has been introduced by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

Education First appointed by Rio 2016 to provide second language training throughout Brazil

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 has signed an agreement with Education First to help provide language services to children ©Rio 2016March 13 - An agreement has been reached between Rio 2016 and Education First to train over one million Brazilians in a second language ahead of the Games.

Former European steeplechase champion Jiménez Pentinel arrested over drug trafficking

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - Spanish steeplechaser Antonio David Jiménez Pentinel has been arrested on drug trafficking charges ©Getty Images Former European 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Antonio David Jiménez Pentinel has been arrested by Spanish police in connection with the trafficking of doping substances.

South Africa to bid for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

By Emily Goddard

South Africa wants to bid to host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ©Getty ImagesMarch 13 - South Africa is set to launch a bid to host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Michael Beloff, doping expert who defended Chambers, gets lead role in IAAF Ethics Commission

By Mike Rowbottom

Michael Beloff QC ©ReutersMarch 13 - Michael Beloff QC, who has defended Scottish slalom skier Alain Baxter and British sprinter Dwain Chambers in doping cases over recent years, has been appointed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as the chairman of their newly formed Ethics Commission.

Glass court on the beach for squash at Asian Beach Games debut

By Zjan Shirinian

Stunning backdrops are assured when Squash makes its Asian Beach Games debut ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 13 - An all-glass court on the beach with the spectacular Phuket coastline behind will be the setting of the inaugural squash competition at the 2014 Asian Beach Games.

First indoor wheelchair softball competition held in Spain

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - The first official wheelchair softball competition in Spain has been held in Valencia ©WBSCThe Spanish Baseball and Softball Real Federation (RFEBS) has held its first official indoor wheelchair softball competition in Valencia.
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