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WTF President calls for more work to be done to develop Para-taekwondo in bid for 2020 inclusion

By Nick Butler

President Choue has outlined the steps being taken to raise the profile of Para-taekwondo as it bids for 2020 inclusion ©WTFMarch 5 - World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue has outlined plans to further develop Para-taekwondo as the process continues to decide whether the sport will be included at Tokyo 2020.

AIBA opens bidding process for Rio 2016 Olympic qualifying events and World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 5 - AIBA has opened the bidding process for 10 events in 2015 and 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Boxing Association (AIBA) has opened the bidding process for 10 international competitions, which include six Rio 2016 Olympic qualifying events and four World Championships.

Bertrand challenges Australian swimmers to become benchmark for US rivals by 2020

By Gary Anderson

March 5 - Swimming Australia boss John Bertrand wants his swimmers to be number one in the world by 2020 ©Getty Images Swimming Australia President John Bertrand has challenged his country's swimmers to become the "benchmark" by which all other nations, including great rivals the United States, judge standards by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Canada's women win World Junior Curling Championships for first time since 2003

By Zjan Shirinian

Canada's women have won the World Junior Curling Championships for the first time in more than a decade ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 5 - Canada's women have won gold at the World Junior Curling Championships for the first time in 11 years.

"Stand-out" Pyeongchang 2018 Sliding Centre introduced in Ceremony

By Nick Butler

There has been alot of attention surrounding Pyeongchang 2018 ever since the end of the last Games in Sochi ©Getty ImagesMarch 4 - A "ground-breaking" Ceremony has been held to provide information about a world-leading Sliding Centre to be built ahead of the next Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Britain names squad for Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai

 By Gary Anderson

March 4 – London 2012 bronze medallist Zoe Newson will travel to Dubai next month as part of the British squad for the Powerlifting World Championships ©Getty Images Britain has named an eight-strong squad for next month's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships, which includes London 2012 veterans Ali Jawad, Natalie Blake and bronze medal winner Zoe Newson.

200,000 FEI World Equestrian Games tickets go on sale

By Emily Goddard

The FEI has put 200,000 tickets on sale for the 2014 World Equestrian Games ©FEIMarch 4 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) today launched the sale of 200,000 tickets for its 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

Jordanian powerlifter pleads guilty to sexual assault and gets suspended jail sentence

By Gary Anderson

March 4 - Jordanian powerlifter Omar Sami Qaradhi has pleaded guilty to sexual assault in a court in Northern Ireland ©Getty Images Jordanian powerlifter Omar Sami Qaradhi has been handed a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years after he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault at Antrim Crown Court today.

IRB reveals schedule for 2014-2015 Sevens World Series with Olympic qualification up for grabs

By Gary Anderson

March 4 - The schedule for next season's IRB Sevens World Series has been announced ©AFP/Getty ImagesDates for the 2014-2015 HSBC Sevens World Series, which will have added significance as the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, were announced today. 
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