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Sitting volleyball player Stinissen elected vice-chair of IPC Athletes' Council

By Zjan Shirinian

Elvira Stinissen was voted on to the IPC Athletes' Council during London 2012 ©Getty ImagesDutch sitting volleyball player Elvira Stinissen has been elected vice-chair of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes' Council, it has been announced.

Swimming Canada appoint new Para-swimming senior manager of high-performance

By Gary Anderson

James Hood has been appointed as the senior mangaer of high performance for Para-swimming at Swimming Canada ©Swimming CanadaSwimming Canada has announced that James Hood has been appointed to the role of senior manager of its Para-swimming high-performance programme.

Britain's Invictus Games Armed Forces team to be awarded for inspirational performance

By Zjan Shirinian

The 132 members of the British team are being honoured at tonight's Pride of Britain Awards ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe British Armed Forces team which represented their nation at the inaugural Invictus Games last month will be presented with a Pride of Britain Award today.

United States retain Basketball World Championship for Women with victory over Spain

By Gary Anderson

The United States celebrate retaining their Basketball World Championship for Women title in Istanbul ©Getty ImagesThe United States retained their Basketball World Championship for Women crown with a dominant display against first-time finalists Spain in Istanbul and never looked troubled on their way to a 77-64 victory.

Russia prevail against Serbia to complete third round line-up at Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Russia celebrate their victory over Serbia to secure their place in the third round ©Getty Images  Two-time defending champions Russia secured the sixth and final place in the third round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship in Italy after cruising to a 28-26, 25-18, 25-17 victory against Serbia in Pool F.

Rising star Biles in supreme form at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Simone Biles was in scintillating form in Nanning ©Getty ImagesThe United States and 17-year-old rising star Simone Biles have dominated the first day of women's qualifications at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

Asia united behind Qatar 2022 over corruption allegations motivated by "racism", promises Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Sheikh Ahmad has repeated his insistence that the corruption allegations against Qatar 2022 are racist ©AFP/Getty ImagesOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has repeated his controversial claim that corruption allegations surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup are motivated by "racism".

Gold Coast prepares for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Debrief

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Delegates from the Commonwealth Games Federation and Glasgow 2014 are in the Gold Coast for the Glasgow 2014 Debrief Accor HotelsThe Glasgow 2014 Debrief will start here tomorrow after delegates from Scotland and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) travelled to Australia to the city due to host the next edition of the event in 2018. 

Phelps to "take some time away" from swimming after drink driving charge

By Gary Anderson

Following a drink driving charge Michael Phelps has revealed he is to seek some help ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed he is taking a break from swimming to attend a "programme" following a drink driving charge last week.
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