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London 2012 gold post box vandalised

By Duncan Mackay

Mickey Bushell won the T53 100 metres at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesA special postbox painted in gold to celebrate the victory of Britian's Mickey Bushell at London 2012 has been vandalised.

Generations For Peace agrees two-year partnership with UNICEF

By Daniel Etchells

A variety of activities will be strategically implemented to engage children and youth as part of the social cohesion programme ©GFPGenerations For Peace has agreed a two-year partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which will see the implementation of a social cohesion programme benefitting at least 5,000 Jordanian and Syrian refugee children and youths in 12 host communities, it is claimed.

New Zealand's Twigg, plus all-conquering Murray and Bond, scoop World Rowing Awards

By Mike Rowbottom

New Zealand's Emma Twigg, this year's world single sculls champion, has been voted the World Rowing Women's Crew of the Year ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's dominance has been reflected in this year's World Rowing Awards, with top prizes going to its invincible pairing of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, and to its single sculler Emma Twigg.

Nations worldwide celebrate World Judo Day

By Emily Goddard

World Judo Day has been celebrated across the globe IJFFacebookNational federations across the globe have marked World Judo Day, which this year celebrated the theme of honour.

IPC to stage first Ice Sledge Hockey International Women's Cup

By Emily Goddard

The US will battle for the inaugural Ice Sledge Hockey International Women’s Cup in Canada ©US ParalympicsThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is preparing to host its first ever Ice Sledge Hockey International Women's Cup, which gets underway today in a major breakthrough for the women's sport.

Greats to discuss future of the game at IRB World Rugby ConfEx

By Daniel Etchells

The IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition will take place on November 17 and 18 ©IRBA quartet of high-profile former internationals will discuss the future of rugby at the 2014 International Rugby Board (IRB) World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx) later this month.

United States and Russian Olympic Committees claim top prizes at ANOC Gala Awards Ceremony

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Kenyan 800 metre star David Rudisha was a major win at the ANOC Gala Awards ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 800 metres champion David Rudisha was a big winner here tonight at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Gala Awards Ceremony, with the United States and Russian Olympic Committees also honoured.

Sheikh Ahmad and Hickey re-elected to top ANOC positions

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has been unanimously re-elected ANOC President ©Getty ImagesSheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has been re-elected President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) by acclimatation here today.

French President Hollande gives big boost to Paris 2024 Olympic bid

By David Owen

French President Francois Hollande has claimed he would support a bid from Paris for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesSupporters of a Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have received an important boost from Francois Hollande, the French President.
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