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University of Illinois named official US Paralympic training facility

By Emily Goddard

USOC Board member and Paralympic Advisory Committee Chairman Jim Benson, BP senior vice-president Corey Correnti, Tanya Gallagher, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Disability Resources and Educational Services founder Tim Nugent, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, Tatyana McFadden and Adam Bleakney at the announcement of the University of Illinois as a US Paralympic Training Site ©USOCThe University of Illinois has been named an official United States Paralympic Training Site after signing an agreement with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Iranian athletes scale Damavand Mountain to mark IPC's 25th anniversary

By Emily Goddard

Nine Iranian athletes climbed Damavand Mountain to mark the IPC's 25th anniversary ©Iran NPCNine Iranian disability athletes have scaled Mount Damavand to reach its 5,671 metre-high summit in celebration of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) 25th anniversary.

Kudryavtseva makes history again at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Yana Kudryavtseva is making history in gymnastics and is still only a teenager ©Getty ImagesRussia's Yana Kudryavtseva has become the youngest gymnast in history to win two world all-around titles at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, following up last year's achievement of becoming the youngest to win a first title.

Men’s and women’s semi-final line-up decided at IBSA Goalball European Championships

By Gary Anderson

The semi-finalists at this year's IBSA Goalball European Championships in Budapest have been decided ©Cseh Peter/MKSZA hectic day three of action at the International Blind Sports Federation Goalball European Championships Men & Women B saw the semi-finalists decided in Hungarian capital Budapest.

Ottobock announced as partner of German wheelchair basketball teams

By Gary Anderson

Ottobock has been announced as a premium partner of the German national wheelchair basketball teams ©OttobockOttobock has been announced as a new premium partner for the German men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams.

Briton Lyle picks up IPC Best Youngster of the Month award for August

By Gary Anderson

British sprinter Maria Lyle has been voted as the IPC Best Youngster for August ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Maria Lyle has been named the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Best Youngster of August after her double sprinting success in Swansea, Wales.

Report into alleged corruption during FIFA World Cup bidding process to remain secret, says Blatter

By Gary Anderson

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said a report into alleged corruption during the World Cup bidding process will remain secret ©Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has insisted the report into alleged corruption during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will remain secret despite growing calls for the findings to be made public.

Three Nepalese athletes go missing in South Korea during Asian Games

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Nepal have been hit by the disappearance of three team members here during the Asian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesA police hunt has begun to find three Nepalese athletes who have gone missing here following their respective competitions at the Asian Games, and are thought to be attempting to stay in South Korea to find work.

UCI to set up independent anti-doping tribunal in 2015 to take decision-making away from countries

By Gary Anderson

The UCI has announced plans to set up an independent anti-doping tribunal next year ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced plans to establish an independent anti-doping tribunal by 2015 following a meeting of its Management Committee during the Road Cycling World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.
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