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British Cycling appoint new lead Paralympic coach

By James Crook

jonnorfolkMay 8 -  British Cycling have announced the appointment of GB Cycling assistant national sprint coach Jon Norfolk as their new lead Paralympic coach.

Gwangju mascot Nuribi drums up support for 2015 Universiade

By James Crook

26220743May 8- Gwangju 2015 Universiade mascot Nuribi has been fronting promotional efforts for the Games at various domestic and international events to drum up backing for the event in just over two years time.

Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond named Honorary Patrons of Toronto 2015 for Youth Arts and Creativity

By Tom Degun

Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel LafondMay 7 - The former Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond have been named Honorary Patrons of the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games for Youth Arts and Creativity.

Good day for Italy as win stage and retain pink jersey in Giro d'Italia

By Duncan Mackay

Enrico Battaglin wins stage 7 Giro dItalia May 7 2013May 7 - Italy's Enrico Battaglin won the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia today as compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader's pink jersey.

First café on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to be run by Camden Society

By Tom Degun

The Camden SocietyMay 7 - The first café on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford will be operated by London-based charity The Camden Society and named Unity Kitchen Café, it has been announced.

Olympic gymnastics champion Uchimura crowned Japan's top athlete of 2012

By Emily Goddard

Kōhei Uchimura 130513May 7 - Kōhei Uchimura, Japan's first gymnast to win individual all-around gold at an Olympics in 28 years when he secured the title at London 2012, has been crowned the Japanese Olympic Committee's (JOC) most outstanding athlete of the year.

Russian Sochi 2014 Paralympic medal hope participates in Cultural Olympiad art project

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Alyabyev 090513May 7 - Alexander Alyabyev, Russia's youngest alpine skiing medal hope for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, has participated in a special art project as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the next Winter Games.

Whitehead targets 200m Paralympic title defence at Rio 2016 despite marathon commitment

By Tom Degun

Richard WhiteheadMay 7 - Britain's Richard Whitehead has revealed he is targeting the defence of his 200 metre T42 title at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games despite refusing to give up on his passion of running marathons.

Exclusive: Coe and I will back McIlroy whatever he decides, promises Hickey

By Duncan Mackay

Patrick Hickey and Sebastian Coe Dublin May 7 2013May 7 - Rory McIlroy has the backing of both the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) whichever country he decides to represent at Rio 2016, it was claimed today by Sebastian Coe and Patrick Hickey, the heads of the two respective bodies claimed today.
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