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Speedo signs new deal as official supplier to Spanish Swimming Federation

By Gary Anderson

March 11 - Swimwear giant Speedo has signed a new deal with the Spanish Swimming Federation ©SpeedoGlobal swimwear brand Speedo has been announced as the official product and swimwear provider to the Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) in a new three-year deal.

Social media success for Czech Olympic Committee part of aim to boost sporting participation

By Nick Butler

The Czech Olympic Committee has made huge progress in the social media stakes in recent months ©Czech Olympic CommitteeMarch 11 - Surging social media attention surrounding the Czech Olympic Committee has been hailed as an important way to communicate with existing and potential sports enthusiasts.

Pools decided for 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Italy

By Paul Osborne

The Drawing of the Lots for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championships took place at the Farnese Theatre in Parma today ©2014 FIVBMarch 10 - Russia will begin begin the defence of their title in Verona, after being drawn into Pool C for the 2014 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's World Championship.

Korean Volleyball Association raided over embezzlement allegations

By Paul Osborne

The offices of the Korean Volleyball Association have been raided following allegations that executives have embezzled funds ©KVAMarch 10 - The Korean Volleyball Association (KVA) is the second office to be raided over allegations that executives have embezzled funds, as the ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in sport continues across South Korea.

FISU's Universiade Supervision Committee begins inspection of Gwangju 2015 facilities

By Paul Osborne

Kemal Tamer, CSU Chair, along with other FISU delegates visit some venues during the pre-inspection of Gwangju 2015 ©Gwangj 2015March 10 - As the 2015 Gwangju Universiade draws ever closer, the International University Sports Federation's (FISU) Universiade Supervision Committee (CSU) has begun a thorough inspection of the South Korean city's preparations ahead of the Summer Games.

Italy will host best Women's World Championship, says FIVB President Graça

By Emily Goddard

Ary Graça with Italian Volleyball Federation President Carlo Magri at the drawing of the lots ceremony for the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship ©International Volleyball FederationMarch 10 - Ary Graça, President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), has spoken of his confidence in Italy's ability to host the "best Women's World Championship" of all time when it hosts the 2014 edition later this year.

Royal Mint releases premium editions of specially designed Glasgow 2014 50 pence coin

 By Gary Anderson

March 10 - The Royal Mint has released a special edition of its Glasgow 2014 50 pence coin ©The Royal MintPremium editions of the specially designed Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 50 pence coin have been released by the Royal Mint and are now available to purchase.

Dubai launches first desert triathlon

By Emily Goddard

Dubai Equestrian Club deputy general manager Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, and Dubai Sports Council's Nasser Al Rahmah and Adil Yousif Al Bannay launch the first ever Dubai Desert Triathlon ©Dubai Sports CouncilMarch 10 - Dubai has today launched its first ever desert triathlon which will see participants running, cycling and horse riding in the United Arab Emirates city.

FEI and World Horse Welfare sign Memorandum of Understanding

By Emily Goddard

Roly Owers, Ingmar De Vos and John McEwen at the signing of the MoU between the FEI and World Horse Welfare ©FEIMarch 10 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Horse Welfare to formalise the relationship between the two organisations that dates back more than 30 years.
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