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Basel to host 2016 World Men's Curling Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Canada triumphed when the World Championship was last held in Basel in 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - The World Men's Curling Championship will return to Basel in Switzerland for the second time in four years in 2016, it has been announced.

Modern Pentathlon World Cup Series opener underway in Mexico

By Zjan Shirinian

London 2012 bronze medallist Yane Marques is among the favourites to win the World Cup Series opener ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - Some of the world's finest pentathletes are at the Mexico resort of Acapulco as a wide-open 2014 World Cup Series opener begins.

George Gondwe to seek election as President of Zambian Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

February 25 - The National Paralympic Committee of Zambia will hold elections on March 30 ©NPC ZambiaActing President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Zambia, George Gondwe, has declared his intention to seek election to the role on a full-time basis.

Dominant start for Russian skiers at IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals

By Paul Osborne

Inga Medvedeva struck twice at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, winning her opening two races in Italy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 25 - Russian Alpine skiers Aleksandra Frantceva and Inga Medvedeva have peaked at the perfect time in their bid for Paralympic glory, each taking two victories on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup finals just two weeks before the Games.

Swiss Silver Bullet Hug on the mark again in Dubai thriller

By Gary Anderson

February 25 - Marcel Hug took the T54 5,000m title in Dubai in dramatic style today ©AFP/Getty ImagesSwitzerland's Marcel Hug prevailed in a thrilling climax to the men's T54 5,000 metres race in Dubai, as he crossed the line just 0.35sec ahead of Thai pair Prawat Waharam and Rawat Tana, on the final day of action at the first International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix of the year.

Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared of doping violation

By Paul Osborne

Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared of doping violations by the CAS ©Getty ImagesFebruary 25 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared of a doping violation and is now free to compete again.

Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms intention to go for gold at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

February 25 - Sir Bradley Wiggins will compete at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Four-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he intends to compete at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, just a week after the Tour de France is due to finish.

London 2012 Aquatics Centre to open to public this week

By Paul Osborne at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The London Aquatics Centre will open to the public on March 1©ITGFebruary 25 - The newly adapted London Aquatics Centre will open its doors to the public this week, giving people the chance to swim in the same pool as the stars of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Judge allows partial televising of Oscar Pistorius trial

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius, pictured here at an indictment hearing in August, has been under the glare of the media at each of his court appearances since the death of Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesFebruary 25 - A judge has ruled that the trial of multiple Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius can be partly televised.
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