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Australian students to take part in online workshop with Paralympic snowboarder

By Gary Anderson

Para-snowboarder Joany Broadenhorst and Australian Chef de Mission at Sochi 2014 Chris Nunn will take part in an online workshop with Australian students later this month ©Facebook/Joany BroadenhorstSchool children are to get an opportunity to take part in a special online workshop with Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) high performance manager Chris Nunn and Para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst.         .

Italy's Viviani takes men's omnium crown at UEC Elite Track European Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Elia Viviani climbed from joint-third place after the first day's action to win the men's omnium ©Getty ImagesItaly's Elia Viviani claimed the men's omnium title on the penultimate day of the European Cycling Union Elite Track European Championships in Guadeloupe.

IOC member Shamil Tarpischev fined and banned by WTA Tour for insulting Williams sisters

By Duncan Mackay

IOC member and Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been finded $25,000 and banned for a year by the WTA Tour following comments he made about the Williams sisters ©Getty ImagesRussia's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 (£15,500/€20,000) by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour and suspended for a year for allegedly making sexist and insulting remarks about the Williams sisters during a television interview.

Stoute re-elected chairman of Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees

By Duncan Mackay

Steve Stoute was re-elected as President of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees as its General Assembly in Bridgetown ©BOASteve Stoute has been re-elected chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) at its General Assembly held at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Baku 2015 first dedicated test event, in mountain biking, judged "a huge success"

Mike Rowbottom at the Mountain Bike Velopark in Baku

The Baku 2015 mountain bike test event has been declared a "huge success" by organisers ©Baku 2015The first dedicated Test event for the 2015 European Games - the men's and women's mountain bike cross country - took place in high winds here today but proved "a huge success" according to Pierce O'Callaghan, Baku 2015's director of sport.

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.
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