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Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony will "show Russia to the world"

By Nick Butler in the Pushkin Room at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

There is an excited atmosphere in Sochi ahead of the Opening Ceremony this evening ©Getty ImagesFebruary 7 – An Opening Ceremony documenting the many great achievements of Russia has been promised later today as world attention begins to descend on Sochi. 

Injuries reported as violence erupts during Rio de Janeiro protest

By Zjan Shirinian

Violence broke out during the rush hour in Rio ©Getty ImagesFebruary 7 - Violence has erupted in Rio de Janeiro with riot police firing tear gas and at least seven people hurt, one seriously, after protests about a planned increase in bus fares.

Oslo 2022 launches logo in aim to boost Norwegian support for bid

By Nick Butler

Oslo has unveiled its logo today for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Oslo 2022February 7 - A new logo has been launched today by Oslo 2022 as they battle to garner more public support behind their bid to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

London 2012 legacy sees £750 million boost for primary school sport in UK

Emily Goddard

David Cameron has guaranteed funding of £150 million ($246 million/€180,000) a year for primary school sport until 2020 ©Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - British Prime Minister David Cameron today guaranteed funding of £150 million ($246 million/€180,000) a year for primary school sport until 2020 to secure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

Mahmoud Khosravivafa elected for fourth term as President of Iran National Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Mahmoud Khosravivafa has been re-elected as President of the Iranian National Paralympic Committee ©IPC/NPC IranMahmoud Khosravivafa has been elected unopposed for a fourth term as President of the Iran National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in elections held at the offices of the Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled in Tehran.

Former England rugby player Redman appointed to lead role at British Swimming

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Former England and Lions player Nigel Redman will be tasked with developing top class coaches at British Swimming ©Getty Images Former England and British and Irish Lions player Nigel Redman has been appointed to a lead role on British Swimming's elite coach development programme, it was announced today.

Two wins apiece for France and Germany as alpine skiers prepare for IPC World Cup Finals

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Vincent Gauthier-Manuel was one of two French winners on the final day of action in St Moritz ©Getty Images In the penultimate International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup of the season, skiers from France and Germany secured two wins apiece as attention now turns to the season-ending Finals in Tarvisio, Italy, later this month.

New logo and website launched by WOA to "take organisation forward"

By Nick Butler at the IOC Olympic Club in the Olympic Park in Sochi

The revamped WOA launched a new logo and website this evening ©WOAFebruary 6 - A new brand logo and website has been launched by the World Olympians Association (WOA) here tonight as they widen their effort to represent the 100,000 living Olympians around the world.  

Russian Deputy Prime Minister gives safety guarantee after "toothpaste bomb" warning

By Nick Butler in the Pushkin Hall at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Dmitry Kozak and Dmitry Chernyshenko each provided assurances that Sochi will be the "safest city in the world" during the Games ©ITGFebruary 6 - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has guaranteed the safety of all people here following a warning that bombs may be carried into Russia disguised as toothpaste.
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