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Mahmoud Khosravivafa elected for fourth term as President of Iran National Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Mahmoud Khosravivafa has been re-elected as President of the Iranian National Paralympic Committee ©IPC/NPC IranMahmoud Khosravivafa has been elected unopposed for a fourth term as President of the Iran National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in elections held at the offices of the Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled in Tehran.

Former England rugby player Redman appointed to lead role at British Swimming

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Former England and Lions player Nigel Redman will be tasked with developing top class coaches at British Swimming ©Getty Images Former England and British and Irish Lions player Nigel Redman has been appointed to a lead role on British Swimming's elite coach development programme, it was announced today.

Two wins apiece for France and Germany as alpine skiers prepare for IPC World Cup Finals

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Vincent Gauthier-Manuel was one of two French winners on the final day of action in St Moritz ©Getty Images In the penultimate International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup of the season, skiers from France and Germany secured two wins apiece as attention now turns to the season-ending Finals in Tarvisio, Italy, later this month.

New logo and website launched by WOA to "take organisation forward"

By Nick Butler at the IOC Olympic Club in the Olympic Park in Sochi

The revamped WOA launched a new logo and website this evening ©WOAFebruary 6 - A new brand logo and website has been launched by the World Olympians Association (WOA) here tonight as they widen their effort to represent the 100,000 living Olympians around the world.  

Russian Deputy Prime Minister gives safety guarantee after "toothpaste bomb" warning

By Nick Butler in the Pushkin Hall at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Dmitry Kozak and Dmitry Chernyshenko each provided assurances that Sochi will be the "safest city in the world" during the Games ©ITGFebruary 6 - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has guaranteed the safety of all people here following a warning that bombs may be carried into Russia disguised as toothpaste.

Olympic action begins with slopestyle qualification on much criticised course

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Canada's Max Parrot led the way on the men's side as slopestyle action began amid criticism of the difficulty of the course ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - Winter Olympic action began here today with slopestyle snowboard qualification taking place under a cloud of controversy over the ultra-difficult nature of the course.

Blatter leads calls for IOC to scrap age-limits

By Duncan Mackay at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today addressed the IOC Session in Sochi ©Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter today led calls for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to scrap its age limits for members, claiming they should be voted out only if they are incapable of performing their duties.

Panasonic extend Olympic TOP sponsorship until 2024

By Duncan Mackay at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi

Panasonic has extended its sponsorship of the IOC until 2024 ©PanasonicFebruary 6 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has extended its sponsorship deal with Panasonic for another eight years to 2024, making it the first sponsor to do so, it was announced here today. 

Youth Olympic success will boost Beijing Winter Olympic hopes, claims Nanjing 2014 chief

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi 

Yang Weize predicts a successful Youth Olympic Games would boost the prospects for Beijing 2022 ©Anna Konovalova/IOCFebruary 6 - A successful Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing later this year will boost the prospects of Beijing staging the Winter Games in 2022, it was predicted today.
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