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Qatar Olympic Academy to be training hub for Asian officials

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

A deal to train Asian officials in Doha has been signed between the QOC and OCA ©Qatar Olympic AcademyA deal has been signed here for coaches, referees and officials from across Asia to be trained at the Qatar Olympic Academy (QOA) in Doha, it has been announced.

Ottobock Healthcare holds successful running clinic in China

By Paul Osborne

Ottobock Ambassador Paralympic and world Champion Heinrich Popow leads the first Ottobock Running Clinic in China ©Ottobock Healthcare Ottobock Healthcare, which claims to be the world's leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, has successfully concluded the first of its running clinics to take place in China.

Five days left to nominate standout athletes for 2014 World Rowing Awards

By Zjan Shirinian

There are five categories in which nominations can be submitted for the 2014 World Rowing Awards ©Getty ImagesThere are five days left to vote for the outstanding rowers of 2014 ahead of an annual awards night in November.

Budapest to host Europe's best goalball nations for IBSA Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Sweden has its hopes pinned on the top spot and a place at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesHungarian capital Budapest will be the setting for top class goalball action from tomorrow as 16 of the best men's and women's teams come together for five days of competition.

United States Olympic Committee reveals recipients of annual sports awards

By Paul Osborne

Willie Banks is set to be named the Olympic Torch Award honouree at the US Olympic and Paralympic Assembly at the Hilton Chicago ©Getty ImagesWillie Banks, Lucas Euser, Kristi Yamaguchi and the University of Central Oklahoma's Endeavor Games are the recipients of four of the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) annual sports awards, it has been announced. 

Defending champion Kudryavtseva gets title defence off to perfect start at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Yana Kudryavtseva's elegant ball routine has seen her take the lead in the standings ©AFP/Getty ImagesReigning world champion Yana Kudryavtseva has got her multiple title defence off to a fine start by topping the early qualification standings after a magical ball routine on the opening day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir. 

Czech Olympic Committee clear Kreuziger of anti-doping violations

By Daniel Etchells

Roman Kreuziger has been cleared of any anti-doping violations by the Czech Olympic Committee ©Getty ImagesRoman Kreuziger has been cleared of any anti-doping violations by the Czech Olympic Committee (CAC), despite provisionally being suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) after registering anomalies in his blood passport earlier this season.

Sardinia announced as host of 2015 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

By Paul Osborne

The 2015 Cross Triathlon World Championships will be held in Sardinia, Italy ©Simon PechSardinia in Italy will host the 2015 Cross Triathlon World Championships, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced today.

Paralympics Ireland on the lookout for talented swimmers at masterclass event

By Zjan Shirinian

Darragh McDonald won one of two gold medals for Ireland in the pool at the London 2012 Paralympics ©Getty ImagesTalented swimmers with a disability having a splash during a masterclass event could be given a helping hand on the path to competing at a future Paralympic Games.
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