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Paralympics Ireland on the lookout for talented swimmers at masterclass event

By Zjan Shirinian

Darragh McDonald won one of two gold medals for Ireland in the pool at the London 2012 Paralympics ©Getty ImagesTalented swimmers with a disability having a splash during a masterclass event could be given a helping hand on the path to competing at a future Paralympic Games.

Momentum building for inaugural Sailing Champions League with 23 teams already registered

By Paul Osborne

Copenhagen is set to host the first ever SAILING Champions League ©SAILINGChampionsLeagueSome of the world's best sailing clubs will be making their way to Denmark next month as Copenhagen gets set to host the revolutionary Sailing Championships League.

Rio 2016 names Dow as Official Carbon Partner to deliver "most comprehensive programme in Games history"

By Mike Rowbottom

The Rio 2016 logo is launched, with IOC and Rio 2016 officials looking on ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 announced today that The Dow Chemical Company will be its Official Carbon Partner for the forthcoming Games, which will benefit from "the most comprehensive carbon mitigation programme in the history of the Olympic Games".

2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA Executive Committee member

By Daniel Etchells

Theo Zwanziger believes staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is not viable ©Getty ImagesFIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger believes the 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the possibility of legal action against world football's governing body if a spectator falls ill due to the heat.

Baku 2015 announce triathlon venue to quash oil pollution concerns for swimming leg

By Daniel Etchells

Baku 2015 previously had concerns over oil pollution in local waters ©Getty ImagesBaku 2015 have confirmed the venue for the triathlon will be Bilgah Beach, located just north of the city centre and close to the Athletes' Village, bringing an end to concerns over the swimming leg of the competition due to oil pollution in local waters.

No "ulterior motive" to keep Pistorius off list of best Paralympic moments, insist IPC

By Zjan Shirinian

Arguably the most well-known Paralympic athlete of all time, Oscar Pistorius has not been included in the list of top 25 moments ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere was no "ulterior motive" to exclude Oscar Pistorius from a list celebrating the top 25 moments in the history of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the organisation has insisted.

Volleyball could be biggest sport at Rio 2016, claims FIVB President following successful World Championship

By Paul Osborne at the Qubus Hotel in Katowice

FIVB President Ary Graça congratulates the President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, on a successful FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship ©FIVBAry Graça, President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), believes his sport could be the biggest discipline at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following the huge success of the World Championship here in Poland.

China beat South Korea to badminton title to seal day of dominance at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

China celebrate en route to the mixed team badminton title ©Getty ImagesAfter coming from behind in three matches all lasting more than an hour, China beat South Korea to the women's team badminton title to crown a third day of the Asian Games in which, with 14 titles, they opened clear daylight at the top of the medals table.

Australian double in individual time trials at UCI Road World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Campbell Flakemore narrowly missed out on the medal positions last year but struck gold this time around ©Getty ImagesAustralian Campbell Flakemore claimed the under-23 individual time trial title on a rain soaked second day at the 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in Ponferrada.
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