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Asian Para Games open in Incheon with memorable firework display

By Duncan Mackay

The Asian Para Games have opened in Incheon ©Incheon 2014 The 2014 Asian Para Games have opened in Incheon today with a spectacular firework display at the Munhak Sports Complex watched by South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hung Won.

New international research collaboration will assess impact of Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

The University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo will explore the impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy ©Getty ImagesThe impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy will be explored by the University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo, following the announcement of a new research collaboration.

Iaromka wins all-Ukraine final on last day of International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent

By Daniel Etchells

Svitlana Iaromka (blue) overcame team mate Iryna Kindzerska in the women's 78 kg category ©IJFUkraine's Svitlana Iaromka beat compatriot Iryna Kindzerska in the final of the women's over 78 kilogram category as the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent came to a close.

Paralympics New Zealand opens Rio 2016 volunteer programme

By Daniel Etchells

Paralympics New Zealand is on the look out for Rio 2016 volunteers ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has launched a volunteer programme ahead of Rio 2016, giving individuals the chance to take up roles as National Paralympic Committee (NPC) assistants at the Games.

Triple Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley to release new autobiography

By Duncan Mackay

Kurt Fearnley's new book "Pushing the Limits" is due to be published on October 22 ©Penguin BooksAustralia's 11-time Paralympic medallist Kurt Fearnley is to his launch his new autobiography next Wednesday (October 22).

Unique fan-orientated website launched by Italian Winter Sports Federation

By Daniel Etchells

The Italian Winter Sports Federation is keen to enhance its brand on both a national and international level ©Infront Sports & Media AG 2014A state-of-the-art website has been launched by the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) and its strategic partner Infront Sports & Media.

Russia's Ershov sets pace in men's omnium at UEC Elite Track European Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Russia's Artur Ershov is the frontrunner in the men's omnium ©Getty ImagesRussia's Artur Ershov leads the way at the halfway point of the men's omnium at the European Cycling Union Elite Track European Championships in Guadeloupe.

Rugby World Cup hero Robinson casts eye over volunteers at Try Outs in Leeds

By Gary Anderson

Jason Robinson crossed the line for England in the final of Rugby World Cup 2003 ©AFP/Getty ImagesJason Robinson, scorer of the only try for England on the way to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, was in Leeds today to cast an eye over volunteers taking part in the Try Outs campaign for next year's showpiece event.

Organisers of 2015 Winter EYOF on countdown with just 100 days to go

By Daniel Etchells

Philipp Groborsch (right), chief executive of the 2015 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival, joins in the 100-day celebrations ©EYOF 2015The 2015 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein will begin in exactly 100 days, as the organisers enter the final stage of preparations.
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