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UCI Presidential hopeful Cookson reveals more details of proposed independent anti-doping unit

By Duncan Mackay

Brian Cookson on bike in ParisJune 27 - Brian Cookson has released more details of his proposed independent anti-doping unit if he is elected as President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), with some of his ideas formed following discussions with Anne Gripper, formerly the sport's top drugs buster.

Norfolk and Goddard join students to unveil revolutionary Parasport equipment

By Emily Goddard at Imperial College London

DSCF2209June 27 - British double Paralympic wheelchair tennis champion Peter Norfolk and Paratriathlete Jimmy Goddard, a medal hope for Rio 2016, joined students here today to unveil a range of innovations for athletes with a disability that have the potential to revolutionise the future of Parasport.

USA Gymnastics appoints Peszek as new vice-president of women's programme

By Duncan Mackay

Luan PeszekJune 27 - Luan Peszek has been appointed as vice-president of the women's programme at USA Gymnastics, it was announced today. 

Olympic gold medallist at centre of row with Cuban Athletics Federation

By Duncan Mackay

Dayron Robles with Cuban flagJune 27 - Cuba's former Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Dayron Robles is set to miss the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Moscow this year because he has been effectively been banned from representing his own country.

Deaflympics set to have first ever Flame Relay for Sofia 2013

By James Crook

deaflympics logoJune 27 - A bicycle Flame Relay has been created for the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia to raise awareness of deaf sports on the whole and highlight the importance of safe bicycle lanes to deaf cyclists in particular.

Paralympic champion Caironi heads Italy squad for Lyon World Championships

By James Crook

MartinaCaironi2012LondonParalympicsDayFXbZ-NWM 1DxJune 27- Martina Caironi, the T42 100 metres Paralympic champion, is the stand-out name in a strong squad of thirteen Italian athletes heading to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in Lyon next month.

Details announced for British Basketball League Cup Final 2014

By James Crook

index 1 grandeJune 27 - Details have been released for the 2014 British Basketball League (BBL) Cup Final, which will take place at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena (NIA) for the 12th consecutive occasion on January 12 next year.

FILA and broadcaster meet to map out a way forward for Olympic wrestling

By Gary Anderson

June 26 - WrestlingThe International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has met with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to discuss issues surrounding the presentation and scheduling of the sport at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Three golds apiece for Portugal and Britain at European Boccia Championships

By Emily Goddard

David Smith 2013 Boccia eurosJune 26 - Britain and home nation Portugal led the medal count with three golds apiece as Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia also took home prizes at the 2013 European Boccia Championships in Guimarães.
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