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Uzbekistani powerlifter Kuzieva receives two-year ban for doping violation

By Emily Goddard

Uzbekistan NPC logoJune 17 - Uzbekistani powerlifter Ruza Kuzieva has been handed a two-year ban after testing positive for a prohibited substance at the fifth Fazaa International Powerlifting Competition earlier this year, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirmed today.

British antique dealer finds London 1948 Olympic Torch in charity shop for £20

By Emily Goddard

Olympic torch 1948June 17 - A British antique dealer who picked up a London 1948 Olympic Torch for £20 ($31/€24) in a charity shop is set to make a big profit when the historic lot goes to auction this week.

British disability tennis players showcase skills at Aegon Classic

By James Crook

2013 Aegon Classic Disability Tennis Demo 600x300June 16 - Four of Britain's top disabled tennis players have been in action on the new Ann Jones Centre Court at the Edgbaston Priory Club, entertaining crowds with an exhibition match following the women's singles final at the Aegon Classic.

Two-time Paralympian Fekadu wins inaugural Australian Powerlifting Grand Prix

By James Crook

Abebe Fekadu beijing 2008June 16 - Ethiopian-Australian Paralympian Abebe Fekadu has become the first Australian Powerlifting Grand Prix champion after doing enough to secure the title in the final round in Brisbane.

Prince takes second world record as US Paralympic National Championships close

By James Crook

David PrinceJune 16 - The 2013 US Paralympics Track and Field National Championships came to a close today at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and it was sprinter David Prince that stole the show again, breaking his second world record of the weekend.

Germany and China team-up to provide spectacular men's doubles final at table tennis China Open

By James Crook

Timo Boll Ma Long doublesJune 16 - Table tennis fans were treated to a spectacle at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour China Open as two German-Chinese pairs, Timo Boll with Ma Long (both pictured left) and Dimitrij Ovtcharov with Yan An, did battle for the men's doubles title.

Indonesian Olympic badminton gold medallist hangs up his racket

By Duncan Mackay

Taufik Hidayat retires Indonesia Open June 2013June 16 - Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat has officially retired from badminton at the age of 31 after being knocked out in the first round of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier in Jakarta.

Britain’s Reed shines in Miami to take gold at judo Grand Prix

By James Crook

Tom Reed Miami bronze medalJune 16 - Tom Reed of Great Britain was in sensational form at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Miami Grand Prix, narrowly overcoming Argentinean Emmanuel Lucenti in the final by a single yuko to claim the gold medal in the men's -81 kilogram category.

Høyer steps down as Badminton Europe President to focus on World Federation

By Emily Goddard

Poul-Erik HøyerJune 16 - Poul-Erik Høyer has resigned as President of Badminton Europe to focus on his new role as leader of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
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