Olympic gold medallist leads first group of athletes chosen by Ireland for Baku 2015

By Daniel Etchells

Katie Taylor is among the five athletes to have been selected for Baku 2015 by the Olympic Council of Ireland ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 gold medallist Katie Taylor is among the first group of athletes chosen by the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) for the inaugural European Games in Baku next year. 

Nigeria set to face FIFA ban after court annuls NFF elections

By Daniel Etchells

The court ruling could have serious implications for Nigerian football ©Getty ImagesFIFA is expected to impose a ban on Nigeria after the Federal High Court sitting in Jos ruled that last month's Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) elections in Warri, which saw Amaju Pinnick named as President, were invalid.

Iranian wins battle of champions in epic final at World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Iranian Mahdi Khodabakhshi (right) brought day two of the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix in Manchester to a close with a thrilling win in the mens under 80kg class against the Isle of Man's Aaron Cook ©WTFA titanic battle between Iran's Mahdi Khodabakhshi and Aaron Cook, competing under the Isle of Man flag, brought the second night of action here at the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix to a close in style as both men battled for the under 80 kilogram title, with Asian champion coming out on top. 

Algeria to host 2015 IBSA Goalball African Championships

By Gary Anderson

The 2015 Goalball African Championships will take place in Algerian capital Algiers ©Algerian Paralympic CommitteeAlgeria has been awarded next year's International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball African Championships, it has been announced.

Brazilian five-a-side stars begin build-up to Rio 2016 as seek fourth consecutive Paralympic gold

By Gary Anderson­­­­

Reigning five-a-side football champions Brazil are determined to win another Paralympic title on home soil at Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016Three stars from the Brazilian squad that won the inaugural Paralympics football five-a-side title at Athens 2004 have been honoured by football legend Romário and revealed they have their sights firmly set on a fourth consecutive gold medal at Rio 2016.

Atlanta 1996 Paralympic advertising guru to be honoured with special award

By Daniel Etchells

BlazeSports America claim Joey Reiman has helped change the perception of disability in the United States and around the world forever ©SCS MediaThe creator of the advertising campaign for the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games will be recognised for "his significant contribution to improving the lives of others" at the second annual Georgia Disability Sport Awards next month it has been announced. 

Russian IOC member contacted by Ethics Commission after Williams insult

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Shamil Tarpischev has been contacted by the IOC Ethics Commission following his comments ©Getty ImagesRussia's Shamil Tarpischev has been contacted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission following derogatory remarks he made about tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams.

PGA of America President sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl"

By Daniel Etchells

Ted Bishop was responding to comments made in Ian Poulter's new autobiography ©Getty ImagesProfessional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America President Ted Bishop has been removed from his role after making "insensitive gender-based statements" about English golfer Ian Poulter through social media.

Indian Olympic Association President to hold crisis talks over suspension of boxer

By Gary Anderson

IOA President N. Ramachandran has been asked to try and resolve the row over suspended boxer Sarita Devi ©Getty ImagesIndian Olympic Association (IOA) President N. Ramachandran is set to discuss the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi with officials from the country's Sports Ministry next week.
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