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Brazilian five-a-side stars begin build-up to Rio 2016 as seek fourth consecutive Paralympic gold

By Gary Anderson­­­­

Reigning five-a-side football champions Brazil are determined to win another Paralympic title on home soil at Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016Three stars from the Brazilian squad that won the inaugural Paralympics football five-a-side title at Athens 2004 have been honoured by football legend Romário and revealed they have their sights firmly set on a fourth consecutive gold medal at Rio 2016.

Atlanta 1996 Paralympic advertising guru to be honoured with special award

By Daniel Etchells

BlazeSports America claim Joey Reiman has helped change the perception of disability in the United States and around the world forever ©SCS MediaThe creator of the advertising campaign for the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games will be recognised for "his significant contribution to improving the lives of others" at the second annual Georgia Disability Sport Awards next month it has been announced. 

Spanish and Cameroonian NOCs sign partnership to "boost Olympism in both countries"

By Nick Butler

Spanish Olympic Committee chief Alejandro Blanco (right) meeting Olympic Committee of Cameroon counterpart, Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum ©COEAlejandro Blanco and Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, Presidents of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) and the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC) respectively, have signed a cooperation agreement in Madrid. 

Guam Olympic chief elected President of Oceania Continent Handball Federation

By Gary Anderson

Ricardo Blas of Guam will head the Executive Board of the Oceania Continent Handball Federation ©IHFGuam National Olympic Committee (GNOC) President Ricardo Blas has been elected President of the Oceania Continent Handball Federation (OCHF) at its inaugural Congress.

Japan claims fifth gold at Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Miho Minei (white) came out on top of her battle with compatriot Nami Nabekura as Japan won a fifth gold at the IFJ Junior World Championships ©IJFMiho Minei won women's under 63 kilogram gold in Fort Lauderdale to ensure Japan has won at least one gold medal each day so far at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships.

Big hitters out in force across Europe as AIBA Pro Boxing launched

By Gary Anderson

The inaugural AIBA Pro Boxing tournament has got underway with big-hitting action across four European cities ©AIBA Pro BoxingThe inaugural International Boxing Association (AIBA) Pro Boxing competition got underway with bouts taking place across four European capital cities in the super heavyweight, heavyweight, light heavyweight and lightweight divisions respectively.

IOC praised by Human Rights Watch for "gold medal" winning Host City Contract changes

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Human Rights Watch have praised the IOC for Host City Contract changes ©HRWHuman Rights Watch has claimed other organisations should follow the lead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in ensuring non-discrimination and ethical standards in Host City contracts.

Tokyo 2020 chief "worried" by National Olympic Stadium demolition delays

By Daniel Etchells

Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee, is worried about the delays in the demolition of the old National Olympic Stadium ©Getty ImagesDemolishing the old National Olympic Stadium could have a negative impact on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020, Japan's former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, who is closely involved in both events, has warned. 

Problems with roof forces £36 million London 2012 Olympic Stadium conversion cost hike

By Daniel Etchells

The cost of converting the Olympic Stadium now stands at £189.9 million ($304.3 million/€240.6 million) ©West HamA further £35.9 million ($57.5 million/€45.5 million) will be paid by the London Legacy Development Corporation towards the cost of converting the Olympic Stadium, it has been revealed.
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