Baku 2015 gymnastics competition key in shaping future of sport, claims European head

By Daniel Etchells at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku

Georges Guelzec sees the test event as a key opportunity to see how all five gymnastics disciplines work together in one venue ©UEGEuropean Union of Gymnastics (UEG) President Georges Guelzec has stressed the importance of the Baku 2015 competition in shaping the future direction of the sport on the eve of the latest test event here.

Davies leads nominations for IPC Athlete of the Month after breaking two world records

By Daniel Etchells

Aled Davies, pictured last year, leads the nominations after breaking two world records ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Aled Davies is one of six athletes shortlisted for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month poll for February after breaking shot put and discus world records at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai.

Toronto 2015 unveil medals for Pan and Parapan American Games

By Michael Pavitt

Toronto 2015 have unveiled medals for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games ©Toronto 2015Medals for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games have been unveiled at a ceremony held at the Royal Ontario Museum in the Canadian city today.

Ireland launch bid to host 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

An All-Ireland bid for the Women's Rugby World Cup has been launched ©AFP/Getty ImagesIreland has submitted a bid to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2017, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has announced.

World Rowing reacts positively to confirmation of Tokyo 2020 venue

By David Owen

Jean-Christophe Rolland has praised the choice of venue ©British RowingWorld Rowing (FISA) President Jean-Christophe Rolland has reacted positively to confirmation that the Tokyo 2020 regatta is, after all, to be staged at the originally designated Sea Forest venue, describing it as "another very picturesque venue to feature rowing near the heart of the Games".

Pyeongchang 2018 completes Accessibility Manual to "accelerate" Winter Games preparations

By Daniel Etchells

Pyeongchang 2018 has completed its 'Accessibility Manual' for venues and services ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 has today confirmed the completion of its signature Accessibility Manual for venues and services, aimed at helping towards the staging of a successful Paralympic Games.

Toyota to sign up as Olympic TOP sponsor, says report

By David Owen

Reports suggest Toyota could soon become an Olympic Top Sponsor ©ToyotaToyota, the Japanese carmaker, could be poised to sign up as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s TOP worldwide sponsorship programme, it has been reported. 

Rampant South Africa emphatically end Irish winning streak at Cricket World Cup

By Nick Butler

Hashim Amla's innings was key in South Africa 201 run victory over Ireland ©AFP/Getty ImagesSouth Africa continued their sensational batting form today at the Cricket World Cup, amassing their second consecutive total in excess of 400 en route to a 201 run victory over Ireland in Canberra.

Fasken Martineau announced as legal partner of Canadian Paralympic Committee

By Michael Pavitt

The Canadian Paralympic Committee have announced a corporate partnership with Fasken Martineau ©CPCA partnership has been announced between the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, in a deal which will see them act as the organisation's official legal partner until 2018.
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