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IPC opens classification research and development centre in Brisbane

By Emily Goddard

The IPC Classification Research and Development Centres are part of the IPC Classification Code Review processSeptember 19 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has signed a contract at the University of Queensland in Brisbane to open the second of three Paralympic classification research and development centres.

London 2012 silver medallist Bayley heads British team for European Para Table Tennis Championships

By Emily Goddard

Will Bayley will be looking to defend his European title at the 2013 European Para Table Tennis Championships in LignanoSeptember 19 - Paralympic silver medallist Will Bayley has been named on the 13-strong British squad for the 2013 European Para Table Tennis Championships in Lignano, where he will be looking to defend his European title.

Exclusive: We do not recognise NOCs for Abkhazia or South Ossetia, says IOC official

By Emily Goddard

The IOC says it does not recognise National Olympic Committees for Abkhazia or South OssetiaSeptember 19 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has insisted that it does not recognise National Olympic Committees for Abkhazia or South Ossetia after the Russian Olympic Committee listed the two Georgian rebel regions as separate entities on its database for the Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics.

Europe offers backing for Qatar winter World Cup

By James Crook

UEFA have decided that the 2022 World Cup cannot be held in Qatar during the summerSeptember 19 - Members of UEFA have bought the prospect of a winter World Cup in Qatar one step closer to reality by agreeing that the 2022 version of FIFA's flagship tournament cannot be played in the Arab state during the summer.

Leyton Orient lose fresh battle to share Olympic Stadium with West Ham

By Emily Goddard

Leyton Orient has lost its latest battle to share the London Olympic Stadium with West Ham UnitedSeptember 19 - Leyton Orient has lost its latest battle to share the London Olympic Stadium with West Ham United after a judge rejected its proposal of a judicial review in to the awarding of the tenancy of the venue.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe reiterates commitment to safe Olympics and orders scrapping of surviving Fukushima reactors

By Emily Goddard

Shinzō Abe has ordered the scrapping of all six reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plantSeptember 19 - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has today ordered the scrapping of all six reactors at the nation's Fukushima nuclear plant instead of just the four already scheduled for decommissioning and urged the facility's operator to focus on tackling other issues such as radioactive water leaks.

Lausanne announced as official Swiss Candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

By Emily Goddard

Lausanne has been confirmed as the official Swiss Candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth OlympicsSeptember 19 - Lausanne has today been announced as Switzerland's official and final candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

New England Sevens coach on hand as Heathrow Express partnership unveiled

By James Crook at Paddington Station in London

Heathrow Express is the new lead sponsor of the men's and women's England Sevens teamsSeptember 19 - New head coach Simon Amor was in attendance as a partnership between England Sevens and Heathrow Express, which will see the airport rail link become lead sponsor of the national sevens team for the next four years, was unveiled today.

UK gears up to host first international Paraclimbing competition

By James Crook

British world champion Fran Brown will compete in London this weekendSeptember 19 - The world's top Paraclimbers will descend on London this weekend for the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Paraclimbing Cup, which will take place at the Westway Climbing Centre.
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