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IPC announces opening of nominations for Paralympic Sports Awards

By Liam Morgan

The International Paralympic Committee have announced that nominations are now open for the Paralympic Sports AwardsNominations have opened for the Paralympic Sports Awards, which will recognise outstanding achievements from Sochi 2014, it has been announced. 

Simmonds with early chance to shine as IPC Swimming reveals schedule for 2015 World Championships in Glasgow

By Paul Osborne

The schedule for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships has been released six months out from the competition ©Glasgow 2015The schedule for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships has been announced, with six months to go until the start of the showpiece event.

Karate continues drive for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

By Liam Morgan

WKF President Antonio Espinos (centre) pictured with Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and another official during his visit. The sport has received widespread support for its inclusion at Tokyo 2020 ©WKFKarate has stepped up its bid to be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme, with World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos saying they are "doing all they can" in order to be included.

APC and PASO sign collaboration agreement

By David Owen at the Marriott CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta

An agreement has been signed between PASO and the APC ©PASO/APCThe Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) and the 26-member Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) have signed a collaboration agreement described as a key step in the integration of disability sport in the Americas.

Mentel-Spee completes snowboarding treble as head-to-head makes World Cup debut

By Paul Osborne

Bibian Mentel-Spee has completed a Para-snowboard treble with victory at the IPC Alpine Skiing Para-Snowboarding World Cup in Aspen ©Getty ImagesBibian Mentel-Spee of The Netherlands has recorded a historic Para-snowboarding treble after claiming gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup, as the head-to-head format made its debut in Aspen.

Eurovision winners among 13 Celebrity Ambassadors for Baku 2015 unveiled with 150 days to go

By Paul Osborne

Baku 2015 has revealed 13 Azerbaijani stars that will act as Celebrity Ambassadors for Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has revealed 13 of the most recognisable figures in Azerbaijan who will act as Celebrity Ambassadors for the inaugural European Games.

Hansdotter surges to Alpine Skiing World Cup Victory in Austria

By Liam Morgan

Frida Hansdotter claimed her second World Cup victory with a blistering performance in AustriaSweden's Frida Hansdotter earned only her second-ever International Ski Federation (FIS) women's Alpine Skiing World Cup victory by winning the slalom event in Flachau, Austria.

South Africa considering nationwide bid for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

By Liam Morgan

Johnannesburg in Gauteng Province could be one of several cities in a nationwide South African 2024 Olympic bid ©Getty ImagesA nationwide bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics is reportedly being considered by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), taking advantage of facilities throughout the country. 

Rio 2016 ticketholders seeking to resell tickets through unofficial channels risk swingeing fines

By David Owen at the Marriott CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta

There will be hefty fines for anyone who resells Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic tickets, it has been announced ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 ticket-holders who resell tickets in contravention of terms and conditions face fines of 100 times the face value of each one sold.
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