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European Boxing Confederation President appointed WSB Commission chairman

By Daniel Etchells

Franco Falcinelli has been appointed chairman of the World Series of Boxing Commission ©Getty ImagesFranco Falcinelli, President of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC), has been appointed chairman of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Commission for the next quadrennial, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has announced.

Sochi 2014 named International Paralympic Committee's top moment of the year

By Paul Osborne

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games was named the IPC's top moment of 2014 ©Getty ImagesSochi 2014 has been named as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) top moment of 2014.

Organisers of 2015 Winter EYOF on final countdown with less than month to go

By Daniel Etchells

The 2015 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival is less than one month away ©EYOF2015The 2015 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein is set to get underway in less than a month's time as organisers complete their final preparations for the multi-sport event. 

Gwangju 2015 complete two-month venue operation plan inspection

By Paul Osborne

The Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee has held a debrief after its two month venue inspection operation ©Gwangju 2015Venue construction is more than 80 per cent complete for the remaining facilities ahead of the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade, it has been announced.

Iraqi Paralympic athletes facing restrictions after Government austerity budget cuts

By Paul Osborne

The Iraq Paralympic Committee is facing budget cuts in the New Year ©Getty ImagesThe Iraq Paralympic Committee is set to end 2014 on a low-point after news that the organisation is facing having its budget slashed as part of nationwide austerity cuts by the Government.

Rio 2016 preparations threatened by "political" Sports Ministerial appointment, athletes claim

By Daniel Etchells

George Hilton is a controversial choice as Sports Minister so soon before Rio 2016 ©TwitterBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff's decision to appoint George 
Hilton as Sports Minister has been condemned by the Non-Governmental Organisation, Athletes For Brazil, as a missed opportunity to improve sports management ahead of Rio 2016.

Russian IOC member proposes year-round tennis venue in Sochi

By Nick Butler

IOC member and Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has called for tennis academies and competitions to be developed in Sochi ©Getty ImagesRussian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has called for facilities in Sochi to be developed to allow top-level tennis competitions to take place in the Winter Olympic host city.

Exclusive: Sliding sports "very optimistic" about 2022 Winter Paralympic inclusion prospects

By Nick Butler

Paralympic bobsleigh and skeleton events could feature at the 2022 Winter Paralympics ©HelpForHeroesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member and two-time skeleton Olympian Adam Pengilly has vowed to work further to develop Para-sliding sports, claiming they are "very optimistic" about prospects for inclusion at the 2022 Winter Paralympics. 

China launches sport and cultural programme to foster support for 2022 Olympic and Paralympic bid

By Paul Osborne

China has kicked off a festival of sport and cultural events to promote its bid for the 2022 Winter Games ©FacebookBeijing 2022 have begun a season-long campaign of sport and cultural events in order to attract more people to winter sports and boost support for the city's Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.
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