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Lee Valley Velo Park opens to begin embracing elite and recreational riders

By Nick Butler

The Lee Valley Velo Park has been officially opened today ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Lee Valley Velo Park, the scene of many of Britain's greatest moments during London 2012, has re-opened today.

Wait and see says Glasgow 2014 chief on Bolt's appearance at Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson at Hampden Park in Glasgow

March 12 - Glasgow 2014 organisers are prepared to wait and see if six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will compete at this year's Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg claimed here today he is prepared to play the waiting game on the "will he, won't he" saga surrounding Usain Bolt's appearance at this year's Commonwealth Games.

Curling rink to be constructed in South Korea to build on growing profile of the sport

By Nick Butler

Curling is one of many sports enjoying growth in South Korea ahead of the next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ©McClatchy-Tribune/Getty ImagesMarch 12 - South Korea is building on the sporting interest and opportunities provided by hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 with plans to build another curling facility in Uijeongbu City.

Developers for up to 1,500 homes on London 2012 Olympic Park shortlisted

By Nick Butler

Six developers have been short-listed for the next stage of London 2012 Olympic Park housing development plans ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Six developers, including Olympic Stadium lead contractors Balfour Beatty, have been shortlisted for the next stage of the bidding process to develop houses on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

World of ice hockey provides Southampton's new chairman Krueger

By David Owen

Ralph Krueger coached the Swiss men's national ice hockey team from 1997 until 2010 and the Edmonton Oilers in 2012-13 ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Southampton, one of the most upwardly mobile of English Premier League football clubs, has turned to the world of ice hockey for its new chairman.

"Motor racing style" repairers Ottobock carry out 180 jobs in first half of Sochi 2014 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Ottobock technician works on a new mould for a prosthetic leg during Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Repair and service work has been provided on 180 occasions by technical service providers Ottobock during the first half of the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, it has been revealed.

Nordic nations make collective pledge to tackle match-fixing in sport

By Nick Butler

Iceland and Norway, as well Denmark, Finland and Sweden have teamed up to tackle match fixing in sport ©Getty ImagesMarch 11 - A series of common principles and initiatives regarding match fixing have been announced by five Nordic sporting nations in a bid to address a "major threat to the sports world in order to safeguard the integrity of sport".

Tunisia and Cameroon to host African basketball Championships in 2015

By Nick Butler

Tunisia and Cameroon will host male and female continental events in 2015 ©FIBA AfricaMarch 11 - Tunisia have been announced as the host nation for the 2015 Afrobasket Championships while the women's edition will be held in Cameroon.

Russian politicians call for United States to be expelled from FIFA in "eye for an eye" demand

By Nick Butler

Two members of the Russian Duma have called for the US to be removed from FIFA © Christian Science Monitor/Getty ImagesMarch 11 - Two Russian politicians have called for the United States to be removed from FIFA and banned from this summer's World Cup in the latest example of political tensions between the two countries being played out in a sporting arena.
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