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Double Paralympic champion Azerbaijani among 16 visually impaired judoka selected for Baku 2015

By Nick Butler

Ilham Zakiyev, Azerbaijan's Flagbearer at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, should be among the visually impaired judoka competing at Baku 2015 ©Getty ImagesAzerbaijan's two time Paralympic champion Ilham Zakiyev will be among 16 athletes spanning 10 nations competing in the visually impaired judo competition at the Baku 2015 European Games, it was announced today.

Paralympic sport is extremely effective vehicle for changing society, says IPC President

By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven has spoken of the benefits of participation in Parasport at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly ©Getty ImagesSir Philip Craven, the President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has spoken of the benefits of participation in Parasport and the vital need for sport in recovery from serious illness or injury at a sports medicine symposium in the United States.

South American favourites register opening game victories at IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil opened their world title defence with a 1-0 win against Turkey ©IBSATournament favourites Brazil and Argentina got their campaigns off to a winning start at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship in Tokyo.

Male, female and sevens stars make-up first Rugby Athletes' Commission

By Daniel Etchells at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel

New Zealand's Victor Vito participated in the Rugby Athletes' Commission ©Getty ImagesAn inaugural Rugby Athletes' Commission (RAC) meeting has been held to start a busy programme at the 2014 International Rugby Board (IRB) World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx).

Australian fans urged to adopt a second team ahead of 2015 AFC Asian Cup

By Paul Osborne

Australians have been urged to adopt a second team ofr the 2015 AFC Asian Cup ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of next year's Asian Cup in Australia have launched a new website encouraging home fans to support a second team during Asia's biggest football tournament.

Zambian Government steps in to support aspiring Para-athletes

By Nick Butler

The National Paralympic Committee of Zambia has benefited from Government support to finance a pre-competition training camp ©NPC ZambiaZambia's Government has been praised for providing financial support for five young Para-athletes to attend an international competition.

German Football League President warns UEFA could split from FIFA

By Daniel Etchells

Reinhard Rauball has called for the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be published in full ©Getty ImagesGerman Football League (DFL) President Reinhard Rauball has warned UEFA could leave FIFA if the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is not published in full.

Australia's Pilley battles through at PSA World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Australia's Cameron Pilley advanced to the third round of the 2014 Qatar Professional Squash Association World Championship ©Getty ImagesAustralian Cameron Pilley powered his way past England's Peter Barker in a brutal 86-minute encounter to move into the third round of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Championship in Doha.

England bolster Britain's medal haul on final day of Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Jade Slavin (right) beat Canada's Nathalie Iliesco in the women's under 73kg category ©Getty ImagesEngland dominated the second and final day of the 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships to round off a successful weekend for GB Taekwondo in Edinburgh, which saw Para-taekwondo make its first appearance.
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