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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. 

Exclusive: Ugandan officials still welcome at Glasgow 2014 despite country passing anti-gay law

By Nick Butler

President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay rights bill last week...but Ugandan officials remain likely to attend Glasgow 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 4 - Ugandan politicians will still be allowed to attend this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow despite a controversial new law banning homosexuality in the country, Scottish Government officials have confirmed to insidethegames.

Ukraine yet to decide if athletes will compete at Sochi 2014 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

A decision has not yet been taken over whether Ukrainian athletes will compete at Sochi 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 4 - Ukrainian Minister of Youth and Sport Dmitry Bulatov is personally boycotting the Winter Paralympics in Sochi but a decision is yet to be made on the participation of his country's athletes at the Games. 

"Leave global politics to politicians" says IPC President as he arrives in Sochi for Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

March 4 - IPC President Sir Philip Craven arrives in Sochi and is greeted by Sochi 2014 President Dimitry Chernyshenko and Games volunteers ©Sochi 2014Despite ongoing tensions surrounding the Crimea crisis, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has arrived in Sochi ahead of the Opening Ceremony on Friday (March 7) and claimed the Winter Games will be a huge success.
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