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UK Athletics chief executive's £90,000 pay raise sparks fury

By Nick Butler

There has been widespread criticism after the extent of Niels de Vos's salary was revealed ©Getty ImagesJanuary 6 - At a time when coaches across Britain are receiving cuts in funding, UK Athletics has been strongly criticised after it was revealed that chief executive Niels de Vos received a 55 per cent pay increase during 2012.

No changes at Generations For Peace despite Prince Feisal divorcing co-founder

By Nick Butler

There will be no changes at Generations for Peace despite the third marriage of Prince Feisal at the weekend ©Getty ImagesJanuary 6 - There will be no changes at the helm of Generations For Peace despite the fact that chairman HRH Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein has divorced co-founder Sarah Kabbani Al-Feisal and remarried for a third time, insidethegames has learned.

Canada launches search for Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Chef de Mission

By Gary Anderson

January 6 - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is seeking applications for the role of Chef de Mission at Toronto 2015 ©CPCThe Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is seeking a Chef de Mission to lead its team to the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

Double Paralympic bronze medallist leads Swedish Sochi 2014 wheelchair curling team

By Gary Anderson

January 6 - Two time Paralympic bronze medallist Jalle Jungnell will skip the Swedish wheelchair curling team at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Jalle Jungnell, who was part of the bronze medal winning Swedish wheelchair curling teams at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010, has been named to lead the nation's squad heading to Sochi 2014 where they will again be among the favourites for a Paralympic medal.

Paralympic champions attend first Rio 2016 athlete preparation camp

By Gary Anderson

January 6 - Paralympic rowing champion David Smith, seen here with teammate Naomi Riches, was one of a number of London 2012 medallists who attended last weekend's Rio 2016 preparation camp in Bath organised by the BPA ©Getty Images Gold medallists Sophie Wells and David Smith were among a number of London 2012 stars on hand to offer advice and tips to young athletes at the British Paralympic Association's (BPA) first Rio 2016 multisport preparation camp at the University of Bath.

EOC has complete faith in Russia to deliver safe and secure Games, says President Hickey

Emily Goddard

Patrick Hickey has said the EOC has "complete faith" in Russia to deliver a safe Sochi 2014 Games following the double boming in the city of Volgograd ©Getty ImagesJanuary 6 - Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), has spoken of his organisation's "complete faith" in Russian President Vladimir Putin and the nation's authorities to deliver a safe and secure Sochi 2014 Games following the double bombing in Volgograd last month.

Tokyo creates dedicated 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bureau

By Emily Goddard

Masahiro Nakajima, director general of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bureau, and Katsura Enyo, senior director of 2020 Games Preparation Division, display the signboard for the new facility ©Tokyo 2020January 6 - The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has opened a new bureau dedicated to the preparation of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be staged in the city.

Belgian London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Van Snick banned for two years following positive cocaine test

By Nick Butler

 Charline Van Snick won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games before testing positive for cocaine in 2013 ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 6 - London 2012 bronze medal winner Charline Van Snick has been handed a two-year ban by the International Judo Federation (IJF) after testing positive for cocaine.

Balfour Beatty unveiled as lead contractor to re-develop London Olympic Stadium

By Nick Butler

Balfour Beatty has been announced as the lead contractor to develop the Olympic Stadium ©Bloomberg/Getty ImagesJanuary 6 - In what has been hailed as a "major step forward", Balfour Beatty Group Limited has today been unveiled as the lead contractor to carry out re-development work on the Olympic Stadium in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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