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Tennis legend welcomes world's best junior judoka to Fort Lauderdale

By Gary Anderson

The IJF Junior World Championships are set to get underway in Fort Lauderdale today ©IJFTwo-time tennis Grand Slam winner Illie Nastase was a special guest at the draw for the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships which get underway in Fort Lauderdale today.

Östersund announced as host for 2015 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool

By Gary Anderson

Sweden will be the host nation for the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool ©Getty ImagesÖstersund in Sweden has been announced as the host venue for next year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool.

Website for Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships launched to mark year to event

By Daniel Etchells

The Opening Ceremony of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha will be held on this day next year ©Getty ImagesThe website for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Doha has been launched today, exactly one year before the Opening Ceremony.

Nottingham set to host inaugural World Deaf Tennis Championships in 2015

By Paul Osborne

Nottingham is set to host the inaugural World Deaf Tennis Champiopnships in 2015 ©Tennis FoundationNottingham is set to host the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships in 2015, it was announced today.

Oscar Pistorius banned by International Paralympic Committee after five-year jail sentence

By Paul Osborne

Oscar Pistorius will not be able to compete at Rio 2016 after being handed a five year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius will not be able to compete at any major event, including Rio 2016, for five years, even if he is released before his five year sentence is complete, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has ruled.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for killing girlfriend

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Platini hails "historic" step for European sports policy

By David Owen

UEFA President Michel Platini has hailed the so-called "Cooperation Arrangement" as a "historic step forward for European sports policy" ©Getty ImagesMichel Platini, President of UEFA, the European football body, has hailed the so-called "Cooperation Arrangement" signed in Brussels with the European Commission, the European Union (EU)'s executive arm, last week as a "historic step forward for European sports policy".

Russia 2018 will project better image of country than Sochi 2014, claims World Cup chief

By Nick Butler

Alexey Sorokin has vowed that Russia 2018 will project a better image of the country than the build-up to Sochi 2014 did ©Russia 2018 via FIFARussia 2018 chief executive Alexey Sorokin has vowed to learn from "things done wrong" for earlier this year, and use the FIFA World Cup to show a "true, open and hospitable" host nation.

Lee Joon-ha appointed Pyeongchang 2018 vice-president

By Paul Osborne

Lee Joon-ha has been appointed vice-president of Games operations at the Pyeongchang 2018 Organising CommitteePyeongchang 2018 has announced Lee Joon-ha as vice-president of operations for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics as preparations for the Games continue. 
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