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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.

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.
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