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IPC wrong to claim host-cities should be chosen just for sporting reasons, insist Human Rights Watch

By Nick Butler

Sir Philip Craven has been criticised for claiming that only sport matters when choosing Paralympic host cities ©Getty ImagesMarch 15 - Human Rights Watch have strongly criticised International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven for claiming only sporting credentials matter in the choice of Paralympic host cities. 

Mentel-Spee and Kane awarded Whang Youn Dai Achievement Awards

By Nick Butler

Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands is one of the two recipients ©Getty ImagesMarch 15 - Snowboarding's first ever Paralympic champion Bibian Mentel-Spee and Australian skiing medallist Toby Kane are the two winners of the Whang Youn Dai award for exemplifying the spirit of the Games at Sochi 2014. 

Tickets sales for Glasgow 2014 up by 800 per cent in New Zealand

By Gary Anderson

March 15 - New Zealanders are reported to be snapping up tickets for for this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty Images Ticket sales and travel packages to this year's Commonwealth Games are up by 800 per cent on Delhi 2010 according to official ticket agents in New Zealand as Kiwi fans get set to flock to Glasgow this summer.

Jorgensen and Mola claim first victory of the season at ITU Mooloolaba World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Gwen Jorgensen and Mario Mola have won the opening ITU World Cup event of 2014 in Mooloolaba ©Delly Carr/ITUMarch 15 - America's Gwen Jorgensen and Spain's Mario Mola got their 2014 seasons off to the perfect start with victory in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Mooloolaba World Cup.

Bayi urges Tanzania's sports bodies to put youths at heart of training programmes

By Paul Osborne

Filbert Bayi, secretary general of the TOC, has urged sports bodies to give young athletes the opportunity to train abroad ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesMarch 15 - Filbert Bayi, secretary general of the Tanzanian Olympic Committee (TOC), has urged sports bodies to provide young athletes with the opportunity to train overseas as part of the Government's sports diplomacy agreement.

Messi to be official face of 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

By Nick Butler

Lionel Messi wil be the face of Buenos Aires 2018 ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 15 - Lionel Messi, the world's bester footballer, has been named as an ambassador of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

George and McGrory lead star studded field in inaugural pro wheelchair race at NYC Half Marathon

By Paul Osborne

America's Amanda McGrory and Josh Geroge lead a star studded field for the inuagural professional wheelchair race at the New York Half Marathon ©Getty ImagesMarch 15 - A star studded field of Paralympians will set out to make history tomorrow as they compete in the inaugural professional wheelchair race at the New York City Half Marathon.

Record numbers to compete at 2014 Youth World Boxing Championships

By Emily Goddard

A record 781 athletes have registered to compete at the 2014 Youth World Boxing Championships ©AIBAMarch 14 - A record 781 athletes have registered to compete at this year's Youth World Boxing Championships in Sofia, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has revealed.

JBA proposes new professional basketball league in Japan for 2016 to help boost Tokyo 2020 chances

By Paul Osborne

The JBA have outlined proposals for a new professional basketball league in Japan ©2013 The Asahi ShimbunMarch 14 - The Japan Basketball Association (JBA) is set to launch a new professional men's basketball league starting in 2016.
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