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International Paralympic Committee opens bid process for 2015 General Assembly

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - The IPC is now seeking bids from cities to host its next General Assembly ©Getty Images Cities interested in hosting next year's General Assembly of the the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have been invited to put in bids. 

Tickets for 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea go on sale

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Tickets are now on sale for the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea have put 15,000 tickets for the event on sale today.

French Alpine skier wins Best Female Athlete of Sochi 2014 Paralympics award

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Marie Bochet has been voted the IPC's Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images French Alpine skier Marie Bochet has been chosen as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 after a public vote.

FEI publishes world's most extensive equine surfaces study

By Emily Goddard

The FEI has published the world’s most extensive equine surfaces study ©FEIApril 17 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has published what is thought to be the world's most extensive study into the impact arena and turf surfaces can have on the orthopaedic health of sport horses.

Welsh Boxing defends decision not to include Evans in Glasgow 2014 squad

By Paul Osborne

Welsh boxing has defended it's decision not to include Kevin Evans in it's squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Welsh Boxing has defended its decision not to include veteran Kevin Evans in its squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Vietnam to pull out of hosting 2019 Asian Games in Hanoi

By Zjan Shirinian

Vietnam says it wants to withdraw from hosting the 2019 Asian Games ©Bloomberg via Getty ImagesApril 17 - Vietnam says it will pull out of hosting the 2019 Asian Games because of economic pressures.

Rio 2016 construction work resumes with end of two-week strike

By Emily Goddard

A two-week strike by construction workers has come to an end at the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Construction on the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has resumed after workers today ended their two-week strike over wages and benefits.

Deputy Mayor appointed new bid leader in Kraków 2022 shake-up

By Paul Osborne

Kraków 2022 has appointed deputy mayor Magdalena Sroka (left) as the city's new bid leader ©Kraków 2022April 17 - Kraków's bid for the 2022 Winter Games will now be led by the city's Deputy Mayor following her appointment at an extraordinary meeting today.

Tokyo 2020 announce Dentsu as marketing agency

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 has set its revenue target for domestic marketing programmes ©Getty Images April 17 - Tokyo 2020 has appointed Dentsu Inc. as its marketing agency, with organisers revealing they hope to make 150 billion Japanese yen (£870 million/$1.46 billion/€1 billion) from domestic marketing programmes.
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