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Turkey and Qatari set to open new channels of collaboration after signing MoU

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

President of the Turkish Olympic Committee Professor Uğur Erdener and the secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani during the signing of the MoU ©TOCApril 10 - Turkey's and Qatar's Olympic Committees today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two organisations open up new channels of collaboration and best practice exchange.

Australian Olympic medallist Cameron takes up Paralympic swimming coach job

By Emily Goddard

Jan Cameron has been appointed as Swimming Australia's permanent Paralympic coach at the University of Sunshine Coast ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - Jan Cameron, the Australian Olympic medal winning swimmer, has been appointed as Swimming Australia's Paralympic coach at the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland.

Number of entrants for first Dubai Desert Triathlon revealed

 By Zjan Shirinian

The Dubai Desert Triathlon will mix the traditional pursuits of cycling and running with endurance horse racing ©Dubai Desert TriathlonApril 10 - More than 120 teams will take part in the inaugural Dubai Desert Triathlon, which will combine the traditional elements of running and cycling with the Emirati endurance sport of horse racing.

Egyptian and Nigerian athletes share powerlifting spoils on dramatic day in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Paralympic champion Loveline Obiji lost out on the world title to Egyptian Randa Mahmoud in dramatic fashion in Dubai ©Getty Images It was a battle of Africa at the Dubai Club for the Disabled today as Abdulazeez Ibrahim secured the men's under 97 kilogram class for Nigeria in the International Paralympic Committee Powerlifting World Championships. 

Fiji picks Chef de Missions for Glasgow 2014 and Rio 2016

By Zjan Shirinian

Cathy Wong has been appointed Fiji's Chef de Mission for the 2015 Pacific Games and the Rio 2016 Olympics ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - A physiotherapist who won the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Oceania Women in Sport award has been named Fiji's Chef de Mission for the 2015 Pacific Games and the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Top Dutch softball stars to pass on expertise to young British players

By Gary Anderson

April 10 – The BSUK Softball High Performance Academy will be welcoming two of the world's top players this month ©BSUKDutch softball stars Nathalie Timmermans and Virginie Anneveld will be passing on tips and advice to young British players when they attend two sessions at British Softball UK's (BSUK) Softball High Performance Academy (HPA) this month.

Defending champion Scott one shot off lead after first round at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Defending champion Adam Scott lies one shot off the lead after the first round of the US Masters ©Getty Images Australia's Adam Scott lies just one shot off the lead held by American Bill Haas after the first round of the US Masters, as he seeks to become the first man to defend the title since Tiger Woods in 2002.

IOC hire Danish architects to design new Lausanne headquarters

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

The IOC are in the initial stages of plans to develop new IOC Headquarters ©Getty ImagesApril 10 - Danish architectural firm 3XA has been hired to develop new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it was announced here today.

Integrity divides opinion at closing panel of SportAccord Convention

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

An entertaining and divisive discussion unfolded over integrity in sport today ©ITGApril 10 - Integrity in sport was roundly criticised this afternoon during the final panel discussion of the SportAccord Convention here as the sports world was accused of "over promising and under delivering" by former NBA player John Amaechi.
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