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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.

Scottish swimming star Jamieson helps switch on official countdown clock for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

March 10 - Michael Jamieson at today's launch of the official countdown clock to Glasgow 2014 at Glasgow Central Train Station ©Glasgow 2014With 135 days to go until the start of the Commonwealth Games, swimmer Michael Jamieson was on hand to formally start the official countdown clock to Glasgow 2014, at the city's Central Train Station.

Past champions consulted by IOC President over future aims of Youth Olympics

By Nick Butler

There is a growing focus on developing youth sport from the IOC ahead of the Youth Olympics in Nanjing this summer ©ChinaFotoPress/Getty ImagesMarch 10 - Olympic gold medallists Chad le Clos and Kim Yuna were among the ambassadors consulted by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in a bid to make the Youth Olympic Games "by young people for young people".

Pistorius vomits in court as graphic evidence given as trial enters second week

By Nick Butler

It was a distressing day in court today for Oscar Pistorius as the trial entered its second week ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 10 - Oscar Pistorius sobbed and vomited into a bucket as the emotion proved too much to handle in the aftermath of a graphic description of the death of Reeva Steenkamp on day six of his trial in Pretoria.

Three European cities submit bid for 2018 Sailing World Championships and could be joined by Asian candidate

By Gary Anderson

March 10 - Aarhus The Hague and Gdynia have all submitted bids to host the 2018 Sailing World Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesAarhus, The Hague and Polish city Gdynia have met the submission deadline for expressions of interest in hosting the next International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships in 2018.

Celebrations held to mark four years to go until Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Celebrations were held to mark four years to go until the Sochi 2014 Paralympics ©Pyeongchang 2018March 10 - A commemoration event has been held in Sochi to mark exactly four years to go until the opening of the next Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.
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