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Sport must unite to raise awareness of Ebola danger, claims ANOCA chief

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

ANOCA chief Lassana Palenfo believes a sporting collaboration is required to tackle the Ebola crisis ©Getty ImagesSport must work to educate young people and communities about the dangers of Ebola, Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) President Lassana Palenfo has warned.

Diack and Bach receive ANOC Merit Awards as General Assembly begins

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Lamine Diack and Thomas Bach have each been awarded ANOC Merit Awards ©Getty ImagesLamine Diack and Thomas Bach received Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Merit Awards here this morning as the General Assembly began.

Hickey praised for role in helping Gambia National Olympic Committee avoiding IOC suspension

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Gambia is an early example of the IOC and ANOC achieving their objective of NOC autonomy, something highlighted as crucial by IOC chief Thomas Bach ©Getty ImagesGambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) President Momodou Dibba has hailed the re-opening of their headquarters building in Bakau as a "great start" for the Olympic Movement in its pursuit of sporting autonomy.

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.

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