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Moscow to spend $8 billion on hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Nick Butler

A huge amount will be spent in Moscow on hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - Moscow will spend more than 291 billion rubles (£4.8 billion/$8.1 billion/€5.8 billion) on hosting matches during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it has been revealed.

French and New Zealand sailors impress on opening day of season's final World Cup event

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Jean Baptiste Bernaz is one of two French sailors to top their class after the first day of action in Hyères ©Getty Images Hosts France and New Zealand were the dominant nations on the first day of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Hyères, as they top the early leaderboard in four of the 10 Olympic classes being contested.

Paralympic and world champion Simmonds takes gold on final day in Glasgow

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Ellie Simmonds finished the week in Glasgow with gold in the 400m freestyle ©Getty Images Paralympic and world champion Ellie Simmonds demonstrated her prowess in the 400 metres freestyle once again by taking gold on the final day of the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.

German boats record Paralympic-class wins at Sailing World Cup in Hyères

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Heiko Kroeger got his World Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a win in Hyères ©Getty Images Competition in the Paralympic classes got underway in Hyères today and saw Germany secure two wins through Heiko Kroeger in the 2.4mR class and Jens Kroeger, Siegmund Mainka and Robert Prem in the Sonar races during the final International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event of the season.

Octavian Morariu steps down as President of Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Octavian Morariu is quitting his role as President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee ©Getty Images Octavian Morariu has announced he is quitting as President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR) after an Extraordinary General Meeting in Bucharest.

Future Olympic hosts must adhere to Charter, says Norway in Agenda 2020 submission

By Zjan Shirinian

Protests, like this one in Paris in February, were staged in the build-up to the Sochi Olympics against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been told it must ensure future hosts of Summer and Winter Olympics adhere to the principles of human rights, gender equality and inclusion.

Key decisions made as Almaty 2022 give progress update

By Zjan Shirinian

Almaty could be centre stage in 2022, but those behind the bid know there is still plenty of work to be done ©Bloomberg via Getty ImagesApril 21 - A series of key decisions have been made at a meeting reviewing progress with Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Keflezighi and Jeptoo win Boston Marathon one year on from deadly bombing

By Emily Goddard

Meb Keflezighi today became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - American Meb Keflezighi and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo today won the men's and women's races of the Boston Marathon one year on from a deadly bombing at the finish line that left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Van Dyk and McFadden win Boston Marathon wheelchair races

By Zjan Shirinian

Tatyana McFadden punched the air as she crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - A crowd of thousands cheered Ernst Van Dyk on to a record tenth men's wheelchair title at the Boston Marathon, while Tatyana McFadden secured her second win in a row in the women's race.
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