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Para-cycling getting more attention from UCI but Cundy wants them to do more

By Duncan Mackay

This 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships are due to open in Apeldoorn on Thursday ©Apeldoorn 2015Britain's double Paralympic gold medallist Jody Cundy has praised the International Cycling Union (UCI) for trying to promote Para-cycling following the embarrassment last year of missing the deadline to submit an application to be part of the programme for Tokyo 2020 but warned much more still needs to be done. 

Baku awarded 2020 European Karate Championships

By Duncan Mackay

Baku will host the 2020 European Karate Championships ©HOKBaku has added another event to its portfolio after being awarded the 2020 European Karate Championships. 

German 2022 Ryder Cup bid proposes Nick Faldo-designed course in Bad Saarow

By Emily Goddard

The German 2022 Ryder Cup bid has proposed a Nick Faldo-designed course in Bad Saarow ©Nick Faldo DesignGermany has unveiled a Nick Faldo-designed A-Rosa golf course at Bad Saarow as its proposed venue for the Ryder Cup if it is successful with its bid for the 2022 edition of the showpiece tournament.

European Athletics extends TV and radio rights deal with European Broadcasting Union

By Mike Rowbottom

European Athletics has extended its EBU TV deal from 2016-2019 ©Getty ImagesEuropean Athletics has renewed its worldwide media rights contract with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for 2016-2019 to extend a partnership that has been running since 1981.

Inaugural African Para-Taekwondo Championships postponed

By Daniel Etchells

The inaugural edition of the African Para-Taekwondo Championships has been postponed ©AFTUThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has announced the inaugural edition of the African Para-Taekwondo Championships, scheduled to take place next month, has been postponed.

Irn-Bru maker trumpets benefits of Glasgow 2014 sponsorship

By David Owen

AG Barr has outlined the benefits it derived from its Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games sponsorship ©AG BarrAG Barr, the Scottish soft drinks maker whose brands include Irn-Bru and Strathmore Water, has outlined the benefits the company derived from its Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games sponsorship, while announcing a 10 per cent increase in annual profits.

New mental health charter for sport launched in Britain

By Michael Pavitt at Lancaster House in London

Sport and Recreation Alliance chief executive Emma Boggis launched the new The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation in London ©TwitterBritain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has backed a new mental charter launched here today by The Sport and Recreation Alliance and the Professional Players Federation.

FEI looks to future at inaugural Para-equestrian Forum

By Daniel Etchells

Great Britain's 10-time Paralympic gold medallist Lee Pearson was among the athletes at the Forum ©Getty ImagesA first ever Para-equestrian Forum has been held in Essen, with athletes and experts from 22 countries joining to tackle various key issues facing the sport. 

Americans top ice dance standings after personal best performance on opening day of World Skating Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates lead the ice dance competition after the opening day of the World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai ©AFP/Getty ImagesMadison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States lead the ice dance competition after a personal best score in the short dance programme, on the opening day of the World Figure Skating Championships in the Crown Indoor Stadium at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. 
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