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Exclusive: Coe leads tributes as Pascoe steps down as President of CSM

By Duncan Mackay

Alan Pascoe, a pioneer of sports marketing in Britain, is to step down as President of CSM G©etty ImagesFebruary 27 - Alan Pascoe, vice-chairman of London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and a pioneer in the sports marketing industry, is stepping down from his role as President of CSM, it was announced today.

WADA set to investigate claims Russians used performance enhancing gas at Sochi 2014

By Gary Anderson

February 27 - WADA is set to investigate claims that Russian athletes used performance enhancing gas at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Claims Russian athletes used xenon gas during the Sochi 2014 Olympics, which is said to increase the levels of erythropoietin (EPO) in the body, is to be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). 

Brazilian Olympic Committee announces funding for athletics to bolster Rio 2016 medal chances

By Gary Anderson

February 27 - New funding programme from COB aims to increase Brazilian track and field success at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) has announced a funding boost for its track and field athletes in an effort to increase the chances of medal success at Rio 2016. 

Glasgow 2014 announce ScotRail as latest sponsor

By Gary Anderson

February 27 - ScotRail has been announced as the latest sponsor of this year's Commonwealth Games ©ScotRailGlasgow 2014 organisers today announced ScotRail as the latest firm to join the sponsor family of the Commonwealth Games.

Scotland's Commonwealth Games Minister to speak at SportAccord International Convention

By Zjan Shirinian

Shona Robison has been added to the line-up of speakers at the SportAccord International Convention ©Getty ImagesFebruary 27 - Scotland's Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport has been added to the line-up of speaker's at this year's SportAccord International Convention, as preparations gather pace for Glasgow 2014.

Nordic skier reprimanded for anti-doping violation

By Zjan Shirinian

Denis Petrenko returned an “adverse analytical finding” for Acetazolamide in an out-of-competition test ©Getty Images February 27 - Nordic skier Denis Petrenko has been issued with a reprimand by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an anti-doping rule violation.

Australian pays tribute to dead team-mate with victory in IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

By Paul Osborne

Australia's Toby Kane paid a perfect tribute to his team-mate Matthew Robinson with victory in the super-combined event at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals ©Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - Australian Toby Kane paid the perfect tribute to his snowboarding team-mate Matthew Robinson today as he secured a stunning victory in the super-combined event on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Tarvisio, Italy.

South African Olympic Committee President to run half marathon in anti-doping message

 By Zjan Shirinian

Gideon Sam, President of the the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, has said he is showing his commitment to the "integrity of sport" by running the half marathon ©Getty Images February 26 - The President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) will be doing his bit in support of drugs-free sport by donning his running shoes for a half marathon in Cape Town.

Mexican Olympic Committee signs new deal with Joma

By Duncan Mackay

Mexican Olympic Committee logoFebruary 26 - The Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) has signed an agreement with sportswear company Joma for them to provide sponsorship, along with kit and equipment, for several sports at Rio 2016, it has been announced. 
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