Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel official that found Powell guilty arrested on prostitution charges

By Duncan Mackay

Gayle Lennox, who led the Jamaican Disciplinary Panel, which found Asafa Powell guilty of doping has been arrested on sex offence ©Getty ImagesApril 18 - Deputy chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Lennox Gayle has been arrested following a raid at a massage parlour he allegedly owns.

Potential cities to replace Hanoi as host of 2019 Asian Games slow to come forward

By Duncan Mackay

Hanoi celebrate being awarded the 2019 Asian Games but now have decided that they cannot afford to host the event ©OCA April 18 - Indonesia, beaten by Hanoi in the race to stage the 2019 Asian Games, are in no rush to put themselves forward as alternative hosts after the Vietnamese capital revealed that it was planning to withdraw because of economic problems.

Competition schedule for 2014 Women's Softball World Championship revealed

By Gary Anderson

April 18 - The USA and Japan will be the teams to beat at this year's Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem ©Getty Images Hosts Netherlands will take on two-time champions the United States on the opening day of action at this year's Women's Softball World Championship, it has been announced today.

Pyeongchang 2018 appoint three vice-presidents to look after new divisions

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 have continued preparations with the appointment of several key figures ©Pyeongchang 2018April 18 - Pyeongchang 2018 has accelerated its planning for the next Winter Olympics and Paralympics by appointing three new vice-presidents who will oversee three major divisions, Games planning, Games operations and Games facilities.

National Gymnastics Arena opened in Baku by Azerbaijan President

By Duncan Mackay

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev officially opens the new National Gymnastics Arena in Baku ©Baku 2015April 17 - Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has officially opened the new National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, designed to be one of the best centres of its kind in the world and which will be one of the centrepieces of the inaugural European Games next year.

Rio 2016 construction work resumes with end of two-week strike

By Emily Goddard

A two-week strike by construction workers has come to an end at the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Construction on the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has resumed after workers today ended their two-week strike over wages and benefits.

L’Equipe 21 host broadcaster of European Judo Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - LEquipe 21 has been announced as host broadcaster for the European Judo Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesFrench digital terrestrial television channel L'Equipe 21 has secured the host broadcast rights for the upcoming European Judo Championships in Montpellier, which are due to take place next week.

FEI publishes world's most extensive equine surfaces study

By Emily Goddard

The FEI has published the world’s most extensive equine surfaces study ©FEIApril 17 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has published what is thought to be the world's most extensive study into the impact arena and turf surfaces can have on the orthopaedic health of sport horses.

Deputy Mayor appointed new bid leader in Kraków 2022 shake-up

By Paul Osborne

Kraków 2022 has appointed deputy mayor Magdalena Sroka (left) as the city's new bid leader ©Kraków 2022April 17 - Kraków's bid for the 2022 Winter Games will now be led by the city's Deputy Mayor following her appointment at an extraordinary meeting today.
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