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IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships get underway with colourful Opening Ceremony

By Emily Goddard

ipc nordic skiing worlds opening ceremonyFebruary 24 - The 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships got underway with a colourful opening ceremony in Sollefteå as more than 150 athletes from 15 nations geared up to compete for podium places at the event.

AIBA lift ban on Indian boxers and coaches

By Tom Degun

India boxingFebruary 24 - The International Boxing Association (AIBA) have decided to allow Indian boxers and coaches to compete in competition although the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) itself will remain suspended.

Pistorius documentary commissioned by BBC

By Duncan Mackay

Oscar Pistorius in court February 2013February 24 - A special documentary on Oscar Pistorius and the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has already been commissioned by the BBC. 

Canada appoints Brassard as assistant Chef de Mission for Sochi 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Jean Luc Brassard being interviewedFebruary 24 - Olympic freestyle skiing gold medallist Jean-Luc Brassard has been appointed as the assistant Chef de Mission of Canada's team at Sochi 2014, it has been announced. 

Bochet continues to star at IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships with third gold

By Tom Degun

Marie BochetFebruary 24 - France's Marie Bochet maintained her sensational form on the third day of competition at the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, Spain, by claiming her third gold medal in as many events, this time in the slalom.

Scottish business leaders asked to back Glasgow 2014 volunteering campaign

By Tom Degun

Glasgow 2014 volunteers picFebruary 24 - Scottish business and civic leaders have been asked to play their part in the success story of Glasgow 2014 by encouraging staff members to volunteer during the Commonwealth Games.

Beckham and Simmonds star in new Sainsbury’s Active Kids advert

By Tom Degun

david-beckham-active-kids-advertFebruary 24 - Football star David Beckham and four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will star in a new television advert to promote the Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme, which is the supermarket giant's major London 2012 Paralympic Games legacy project.

British Swimming unveil Thompson as new women’s water polo performance director

By Tom Degun

womens water poloFebruary 24 - Graeme Thompson has been appointed by British Swimming as the new performance director for women's water polo, where his primary objective will be securing qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Sir Philip backs IPC Diamond League-style athletics series to be major hit

By Tom Degun

JonniePeacock2012February 24 - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has backed the new disability athletics series that will be launched later this year to help the sport grow dramatically following London 2012.
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