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Gillot to pedal UCI forward as communications chief after shifting from boxing

By Nick Butler

Sébastien Gilot is shifting communications roles from AIBA to the UCI ©FacebookApril 16 - Sébastien Gillot has been appointed head of communications at the International Cycling Union (UCI) after shifting from a similar role at the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Russian "Capital of Sport" Kazan to host 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler

The Russian city of Kazan will host the 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Russia's sports hub Kazan will host the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, it has been announced.

Pistorius murder trial hears graphic details of Steenkamp's injuries

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius lowered his head as graphic details of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries were given in court ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Graphic details of the fatal injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius have been given at the athlete's murder trial.

New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.

Relocating UK Sport to share building with Arts Council and levy board

By David Owen

UK Sport is relocating on June 2 ©UK SportApril 16 – UK Sport, the high performance agency, is to move to new premises, where it will cohabit with other public bodies including Sport England, on June 2.

Australia names 18-strong netball squad for Glasgow 2014 selection camp

By Emily Goddard

Laura Geitz is one of 18 Australian netballers heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp next month ahead of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Australia has revealed a squad of 18 netball players heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp in Canberra next month in the hope of competing at Glasgow 2014.

Kia Motors named official sponsor of Gwangju 2015

By Paul Osborne

Kia Motors has been named the official sponsor of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju ©Gwangju 2015April 15 - Korean motor vehicle manufacturer Kia Motors has been named an official sponsor of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

USOC hosts first Olympic Academy in 23 years

By Emily Goddard

The USOC has hosted its first Olympic Academy since 1991 ©USOCApril 15 - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today hosted its first Olympic Academy since 1991 to advance the spirit of Olympism throughout the nation.

IOC member Maister "privileged and honoured" after being given Lifetime Achievement Award

By Nick Butler

Barry Maister was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Ceremony ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - New Zealand's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Barry Maister has spoken of his honour and privilege after his 40 years of service in the sports world was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Sport New Zealand.
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