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Aussie Gliders go undefeated to retain Osaka Cup

By James Crook

151004129February 17 - Paralympic silver medal-winning women's wheelchair basketball team the Aussie Gliders have retained their Osaka Cup title, going undefeated for the entire tournament.

Pistorius begins withdrawing from events after being left "numb with shock" following murder charge

By Tom Degun

Oscar-Pistorius-courtFebruary 17 - Oscar Pistorius' agent has begun cancelling races that the six-time Paralympic gold medallist was due to take part in this year after he was charged with murder over the death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, which has left him "numb with shock", according to his family.

Putin backs new International Wrestling committee to keep sport in Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Nenad LalovicFebruary 17 - A special committee, backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been set-up by the new leadership at the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) to coordinate the sport's campaign to keep it on the Olympic programme after Rio 2016. 

IOC call for conference with WADA after relations with sports reach "low point"

By Duncan Mackay

WADA play true logoFebruary 17 - A conference to try to ease growing tensions between several sports and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been called by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

Federer backs squash bid for 2020 Olympic Games

By Tom Degun

Roger Federer and Nicol DavidFebruary 17 - Tennis icon Roger Federer (pictured left) has pledged his support for squash's bid to join the 2020 Olympic Games sports programme.

Rogge excited ahead of rugby sevens Olympic debut at Nanjing 2014

By Tom Degun

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sports ParkFebruary 17 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has revealed he is excited that rugby sevens will make its debut at the Games at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games next year and has backed it to be a major success.

Lykins named head coach of US men’s wheelchair basketball team

By Tom Degun

Ron Lykins head and shouldersFebruary 17 - University of Missouri's Ron Lykins has been named new head coach of the United States men's wheelchair basketball team where he will be charged with leading the side to a podium spot at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

USOC announce details for Team USA Media Summit ahead of Sochi 2014

By Tom Degun

Waldorf Astoria Park CityFebruary 17 - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) have announced details for the Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah, later this year which will see more than 100 athletes aiming for Sochi 2014 in attendance.

Istanbul 2020 bid leader to appear at World Sports Congress 2013 in London

By Tom Degun

Hasan Arat with Istanbul 2020 poster outside IOC in LausanneFebruary 17 - Hasan Arat, the leader of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, has been confirmed to attend the World Sports Congress 2013 in London later this month where he will appear in a question and answer session on the Turkish's cities push to stage the Games.
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