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Italian ice sledge hockey player first to test positive at Sochi 2014 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Vancouver 2010 veteran Igor Stella has been sent home after a postitive drugs test ©Getty ImagesMarch 8 - Italian ice sledge hockey player Igor Stella has been sent home from the Winter Paralympics in Sochi after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

Competing in front of both mothers at Sochi 2014 will be "fulfilment of dream" says Paralympic star McFadden

By Gary Anderson

March 8 - Emotions will be running high for Tatyana McFadden as she competes in the land of her birth at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images An emotional Tatyana McFadden revealed that it will be the "fulfilment of a dream" when she takes to the snow at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics where she will compete for gold medal glory in front of both her adopted and biological mothers.

Rugby world celebrates International Women's Day as sport continues to grow across globe

By Paul Osborne

Women's Rugby players unite on International Women's Day to celebrate the inspirational figures who have helped develop the sport ©Getty ImagesMarch 8 - Women's Rugby players from across the globe have united on International Women's Day to celebrate the inspirational figures that have helped in the development and growth of one of the world's fastest growing team sports.

Copper Box Arena set to host biggest ever UK domestic netball match

By Paul Osborne

Surrey Storm are set to take on the Hertfordshire Mavericks today as the Copper Box Arena hosts its first major netball match ©SurreySportsMarch 8 - Almost 3,000 netball fans will descend on London's Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today as the London 2012 venue gets set to host the biggest ever UK domestic netball match.

Toronto 2015 signs agreement to recognise role of indigenous Huron-Wendat Nation

By Gary Anderson

March 7 - Toronto 2015 organisers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Huron-Wendat Nation ©AFP/Getty ImagesToronto 2015 today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Huron-Wendat Nation, which will see the indigenous people get involved in the Games.

Tokyo, Koszalin and Samokov to host 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals

By Emily Goddard

The Ariake Coliseum was a sell out when Japan hosted South Korea in the FIVB World Grand Prix 2011 preliminary round ©FIVBMarch 7 - Tokyo, Koszalin and Samokov have today been revealed as the host cities of the 2014 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Grand Prix Finals.

Bahrain moves to strengthen ties with Olympic Council of Asia

By Emily Goddard

Abdulrahman Askar (right) and Haider Farman met at the OCA premises in Kuwait ©OCAMarch 7 - Abdulrahman Askar, acting general secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), has met with Haider Farman, deputy director of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), to discuss "deepening ties" between the two organisations.

South American Games gets underway in Santiago

By Paul Osborne

The South American Games kicked off with a bang on Friday with the official Opening Ceremony ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesMarch 7 - The 2014 South American Games in Santiago got off with a bang today as a capacity crowd at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos witnessed a celebration of Chilean history, culture and sporting heroes during the Opening Ceremony.

Seoul Taekwondo Association raided over match-fixing scandal

By Paul Osborne

The National Police Agency has raided the office of the STA as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 7 - The office of the Seoul Taekwondo Association (STA) was raided by police today as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing.
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