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Gwangju 2015 venue inspections underway ahead of Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

The Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee are conducting on-site inspections of all 70 competition venues ahead of the Summer Universiade ©Gwangju 2015On-site inspections of all 70 venues for next year's Summer Universiade have begun in the South Korean city of Gwangju.

British winter Paralympic star Etherington announces retirement from skiing

By Paul Osborne

British Paralympian Jade Etherington has announced her retirement from alpine skiing ©Getty ImagesJade Etherington, Great Britain's most decorated female winter Paralympian, has announced her retirement from skiing.

Paralympics New Zealand appoints first Games campaign and sports manager

By Emily Goddard

Paralympics New Zealand has appointed Lynette Grace as its first ever Games campaign and sports manager ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has announced the appointment of its first ever Games campaign and sports manager to help the nation meet its medal targets at future events.

Daily life of Paralympic swimmer Weggemann to be captured in campaign

By Daniel Etchells

Paralympic swimming champion Mallory Weggemann is said to have continued to "Redefine Limitations" ©FinisFinis, a technical swimming equipment company, has teamed up with the Factory Agency, sports and entertainment marketing specialists, and acclaimed director Hans Rosenwinkel to launch a campaign capturing a small glimpse into the daily life of London 2012 Paralympic swimming gold medallist Mallory Weggemann.

Houdet aims for historic Doubles Masters hat trick

By Emily Goddard

Stéphane Houdet is hoping to become the first men's player to win the Doubles Masters three years in succession ©Getty ImagesFrench wheelchair tennis star Stéphane Houdet is hoping to become the first men's player to win the Doubles Masters three years in succession with victory at this week's event in Mission Viejo, California.

IOC member votes should be made public to add credibility, claims badminton chief Høyer

By Nick Butler

Poul-Eric Høyer believes changes to the host city voting procedure would benefit the Olympic Movement ©AFP/Getty ImagesBadminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Høyer has called for the host city election votes of International Olympic Committee (IOC) members to be made public in order to increase the transparency of the process.

TV show could be used to raise funds for Paris 2024 Olympic bid

By David Owen at the Maison du Sport Français in Paris

French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia has claimed a special TV show could help people show their support for a Paris Olympic bid and also help raise funds ©CNOSFFrance may organise a 24 hour television telethon next June to raise money for a Paris Olympic bid.

FIFA confirms loss of Emirates as sponsor after seven years but Qatar Airways lined up as replacement

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA has confirmed that Emirates is endings its sponsorship at the end of this year ©EmiratesFIFA has confirmed that it will be losing Dubai-based airline Emirates as one of its sponsors when the agreement between the two parties expires at the end of the year.

Olympic Movement descends on Bangkok for ANOC meetings and celebrations

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

A week of meetings and celebrations are taking place in Bangkok ©InterContinental HotelDelegates from all 204 members of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) are arriving here for a week of meetings and functions, with the Athletes' Commission among five groups to have held meetings to begin proceedings today.
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