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Australia's Para-cyclists for Glasgow 2014 announced

By Zjan Shirinian

Kieran Modra rode to glory at London 2012 with individual pursuit gold, at what was his seventh Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesFive-time Paralympic gold medallist Kieran Modra is heading a team of four Para-cyclists named in Australia's squad for Glasgow 2014.

World number one Wagner urges young players to take up wheelchair tennis after training camp appearance

By Nick Butler

David Wagner, one of the biggest names in wheelchair tennis, helped local children train at his home club ©Getty ImagesAspiring wheelchair tennis players in the United States enjoyed a golden opportunity to hone their skills last weekend after world number one David Wagner joined in an exhibition clinic at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Centre in the town of Beaverton in Oregon, the location in which he first took up the sport. 

Rio Mayor admits water pollution targets in Guanabara Bay will not be met in time for Olympics

By Nick Butler

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has admitted that overall targets regarding the reduction of water pollution in Guanabara Bay will not be met ©Getty ImagesRio de Janeiro will not keep its bid promise of cleaning polluted Guanabara Bay in time for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes has admitted.

Asian football chief forces rule change which jeopardises Prince Ali's FIFA Executive Committee place

By Gary Anderson

Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa has managed to push through his plans to merge the AFC Presidency with the FIFA vice-Presidents role ©Getty Images Bahrain's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa has scored a major political victory after members voted at its Extraordinary Congress in São Paulo today to merge his role with that of FIFA vice-president.

Bach hails CONI as benchmark for rest of the world as celebrates centenary

By Gary Anderson

IOC President Thomas Bach presents CONI President Giovanni Malagò with a special gift to mark centenary celebrations ©CONIInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is a benchmark for other organisations around the world during a visit to Rome to mark its centenary.

Welsh netball coach sacked on eve of Glasgow 2014 after internal probe

By Nick Butler

It is hoped the departure of Hyndman, pictured coaching in 2011, should not affect the team in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesWales' netball team are still targeting a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month despite confirmation Melissa Hyndman has been sacked as coach and replaced by Laura Williams on an interim basis.

International Table Tennis Federation appoints Rightster to boost YouTube channel

By Emily Goddard

The International Table Tennis Federation has appointed Rightster to boost its YouTube channel ©Rightster The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it is teaming up with Rightster to develop the sport's dedicated YouTube channel. 

Ticket ballot opened as route for Queen's Baton Relay through Glasgow city announced

By Gary Anderson

The Queen's Baton Relay will complete the final leg of its global journey with a three-day tour around host city Glasgow ©Glasgow 2014Fans and spectators have the opportunity to apply for tickets for a free party at the end of each of the three days that the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton makes its way through the city after the route for the Relay was unveiled today.

First Paralympic Sport Advisory Group meeting held as Britain targets more success

By Gary Anderson

The BPA Sport Advisory Group has met for the first time as it plans for medal success at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has held the first meeting of its Sport Advisory Group, which aims to provide strategic advice to influence and develop the BPA's Paralympic Preparation Strategy for future Games.
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