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Celebrations beginning to mark 50 years since Tokyo 1964 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games, exactly fifty years ago ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFive days of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games are due to begin in the Japanese capital tomorrow.

Australia reveals Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic team base

By Emily Goddard

Australia will be based at Espaço Rio during the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics ©AOCThe Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced the nation's teams competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics will be based at Espaço Rio in the Brazil city during the Games.

Puerto Rico Hurricanes storm into WSB Season V

By Daniel Etchells

The World Series of Boxing has named the Puerto Rico Hurricanes as its 16th franchise ©WSBThe general manager of the Puerto Rico Hurricanes has targeted Rio 2016 qualification for the franchise's boxers after the World Series of Boxing (WSB) named them as the competition's 16th addition ahead of the start of its fifth season in January. 

Volunteer process opened by 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow

By Duncan Mackay

Tollcross International Swimming Centre is to follow this year's Commonwealth Games by hosting next year's IPC Swimming Championships ©Getty ImagesGlasgow has begun the application process to recruit volunteers for next years International Paralympic Committeee (IPC) Swimming World Championships next year.

British Government announces u-turn in basketball funding row

By Emily Goddard

British Basketball is to receive £1.18 million in Government funding ©Getty ImagesBritish Basketball is to receive £1.18 million ($1.87 million/€1.50 million) in funding after the Government today performed a u-turn on its decision to strip the national governing body of its financial support earlier this year.

Netherlands duo beat world number one pairing at Wheelchair Doubles Masters

By Daniel Etchells

The Netherlands' Marjolein Buis combined with compatriot Michaela Spaanstra for the first time in a major tournament ©Getty ImagesThe Netherlands' Marjolein Buis and Michaela Spaanstra upset the odds to beat world number one pairing of Japan's Yui Kamiji and Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley at f the 2014 UNIQLO Wheelchair Double Masters in Mission Viejo, California.

ISU World Cup short track series to begin in Salt Lake City

By Daniel Etchells

The International Skating Union World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series consists of six events ©ISUThe International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series is set to get underway in Salt Lake City tomorrow with the world's top skaters in action.

Support for major events not a problem in our country, says Sport Event Denmark deputy chief

By Daniel Etchells at the IMD Business School in Lausanne

Hanne Sejer (left), deputy chief executive of Sport Event Denmark, was speaking at the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne ©ITGHanne Sejer, deputy chief executive of Sport Event Denmark, has claimed generating the support of the Danish public and Government to bid for major events has not been an issue there, despite the problems that many European countries have faced.

Grainger prepares for first UK competition since winning London 2012 gold

By Mike Rowbottom

Katherine Grainger celebrates gold at the London 2012 Games ©Getty ImagesKatherine Grainger, Britain's most successful female Olympic rower, is set to race competitively in the UK later this month for the first time since winning London 2012 gold.
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