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Italian ice sledge hockey player suspended for 18 months after positive test

By Zjan Shirinian

Igor Stella (left) has been suspended for 18 months after failing a doping test ©Getty ImagesMarch 13 - An Italian ice sledge hockey player has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for an anabolic steroid days before the Winter Paralympics.

Ghana Olympic Committee's treasurer and Glasgow 2014 Chef de Mission quits

By Zjan Shirinian

Ben Nunoo-Mensah cited personal reasons in his resignation letter ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 13 - The treasurer and Glasgow 2014 Chef de Mission of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has resigned.

Three public holidays in Rio to ease traffic during FIFA World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

Traffic has increasingly become an issue in Rio de Janeiro ©Globo via Getty ImagesMarch 13 - There will be a public holiday in Rio de Janeiro on the day it stages its FIFA World Cup quarter-final, in a bid to free the roads of congestion.

Court sees images of blood-splattered house in Pistorius murder trial

By Emily Goddard

A Pretoria courtroom saw images of Oscar Pistorius' blood-splattered house in his murder trial today ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 13 - Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today saw a series of images showing the bloody aftermath of the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships switched to Tunis

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - Tunis has replaced Yaoundé as host of the African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships next month ©AFP/Getty ImagesTunis will be the new venue for this year's African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships after it was changed from original host city Yaoundé following "technical problems", the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced.

SportAccord Convention launches new website and mobile app

By Zjan Shirinian

SportdAccord Convention has relaunched its website ©SportdAccord ConventionMarch 13 - SportAccord International Convention has revamped its website and launched its first mobile application as preparations build for next month's gathering in Turkey.

Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing qualification slots to be decided at IFDS World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - Guanabara Bay in Rio will stage the sailing competitions at the 2016 Paralympic Games ©Getty Images The 2014 and 2015 International Federation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships will provide sailors with the opportunity to book their place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, it has been announced.

FIH launches drive to preserve hockey's global heritage

By Emily Goddard

The NHM is home to Gerald Logan’s gold medal from the London 1908 Olympics ©National Hockey MuseumMarch 13 - The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a drive to ensure the game's global heritage is preserved for generations to come.

Malaysian looking for more success at delayed 2013 World Squash Championships in Penang

By Paul Osborne

Low Wee Wern has high hopes for Women's World Squash Championships in Malaysia ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - As the start of the delayed 2013 Women's World Squash Championships in Penang draws close, local star Low Wee Wern has her sights on following Malaysian superstar Nicol David and making an impression in the tournament. 
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