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Cycle Surgery signs commercial partnership deal with Lee Valley VeloPark

By Paul Osborne

Cycle Surgery and the Lee Valley VeloPark have signed a new commercial partnership deal ©Lee Valley ParkMarch 7 - Cycle Surgery is set to become the official cycle sports retailer of the Lee Valley VeloPark when the London 2012 venue opens its doors later this month.

Norwegian politicians want IOC to pay own accommodation at Oslo 2022 as part of series of demands

By Duncan Mackay

A special sitting of the Norwegian Parliament has drawn up a list of demands that need to be met for the Government to support Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©WikipediaMarch 7 - Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics could hinge on a list of demands from the Norwegian Government being met, including a respect for human rights, a workers charter and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) paying its own costs.

Ukraine make statement at captivating Sochi 2014 Paralympic Opening Ceremony

By Zjan Shirinian

Ukraine's flagbearer Mykailo Tkachenko entered the stadium on his own ©Getty ImagesMarch 7 - Ukraine made a clear statement against the situation in Crimea during the athletes' parade of the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics, in an Opening Ceremony which mixed captivating drama and stunning beauty.

Commonwealth Games fever takes hold as thousands turn up for Glasgow 2014 uniform launch

By Gary Anderson at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow

March 7 - Clyde and his Clyde-siders sporting the official Glasgow 2014 Games Times uniform which was unveiled today ©Glasgow 2014The Emirates Arena here today witnessed the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games ratchet up by a considerable number of notches - not to mention decibels - as the venue was packed to capacity for the unveiling of the official Games Time uniform.

Ukraine to compete at Sochi 2014 Paralympics as NPC President urges peace

By Zjan Shirinian

Ukraine's athletes will step out into the Fisht Olympic Stadium for tonight's Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesMarch 7 - Ukraine will compete at Sochi 2014 it has been announced, after its National Paralympic Committee President met Russian leader Vladimir Putin last night in a call for peace.

IAAF President Diack will "fight" to get cross-country into the Olympics

By Mike Rowbottom at the Sheraton Hotel in Sopot

President Lamine Diack in Sopot ©Getty ImagesMarch 7 - Moves to locate cross-country running within the Olympics have been backed once again by Lamine Diack, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

French Ministers to stay away from Sochi 2014 Paralympics


By Zjan Shirinian


Laurent Fabius has said it would not be appropriate for French Minsiters to attend the Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 7 - France's Foreign Minister has said it would be "very inappropriate" for any of his colleagues to attend the Sochi Paralympics.

Charity launches drive to boost "pitiful" commercial investment in women's sport

By Emily Goddard

The WSFF is hoping to boost investment and media coverage in women's sport with its "Say Yes to Success" campaign ©WSFF March 7 - The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) has launched a new campaign that it hopes will boost the "pitiful" levels of commercial investment and media profile in women's sport.

Maček returns to coach Iranian men's handball team

 By Emily Goddard

Borut Maček has returned to coach the Iranian handball team ahead of their World Championship debut ©Getty ImagesMarch 6 - Borut Maček has returned to the Iranian handball set up as coach of the team after reaching an agreement with the sport's national federation.
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