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Tokyo financial strength boosted by rise in Global Finance Centre Index

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo financial districtApril 2 - Tokyo's position as one of the main financial centres in the world has been underlined by the publication of the newly-released Global Finance Centres Index (GFCI) 2013, which puts the Japanese capital in sixth place, a climb of one place from last year.

FIFA announces goal-line technology system to be used at 2013 Confederations Cup

By James Crook

2051959 FULL-LNDApril 2 - German system GoalControl has been elected as the goal-line technology (GLT) that will be used at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil by world football governing body FIFA.

Rio 2016 golf course will "change the sport in Brazil" claim venue managers

By Tom Degun

Rio 2016 golf courseApril 2 - Tanedo, the company responsible for managing and funding construction of the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course, have claimed it will completely change the sport in Brazil following the conclusion of the Games.

Eurosport to broadcast more than 120 hours of live action from Kazan 2013 Universiade

By James Crook

fisues-logosApril 2 - Pan-European sports broadcasters Eurosport have announced that they will show more than 120 hours of live action from this summer's Universiade in Kazan, as well as providing viewers with multi-screen options; a first for the event.

Indian Olympic medallist at centre of heroin allegations

By Tom Degun

Vijender SinghApril 2 - Beijing 2008 bronze medallist Vijender Singh has caused a huge row between the Indian Sports Ministry and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after allegedly taking heroin.

Wheelchair basketball legend set to lead groundbreaking Canadian academy

By James Crook

frogleyApril 2- Legendary Canadian wheelchair basketball coach Mike Frogley will lead the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Academy in Toronto - the first of its kind in the world - when it launches later this year.

Singleton vows to rebuild after disappointing London 2012 Paralympics

By Tom Degun

Jerome Singleton profileApril 2 - America's reigning 100 metres T44 world champion Jerome Singleton has vowed to rebuild his career this year after his crushing disappointment at the London 2012 Paralympic Games where he failed to win a medal.

Australian pop idol star set to perform live at Gold Coast 2018 logo launch

By Tom Degun

Jessica Mauboy 2April 2 - Australian musician and actress Jessica Mauboy will perform live at the special unveiling of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games logo this week.

Former head of construction for London 2012 given new role by Government

By Duncan Mackay

Howard Shiplee in front of London 2012 projectApril 2 - Former London 2012 director of construction Howard Shiplee has been recruited by the The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to oversee its Universal Credit programme, a new single payment introduced by the British Government for people who are looking for work or on a low income.
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