Toronto 2015 donating specialised sports equipment to encourage Para-sport participation

By Paul Osborne

Para-athletes across the Americas will be receiving specialised equipment from Toronto 2015 as they push to encourage the development of disability sport across the region ©Getty ImagesUp and coming Para-athletes from nations set to compete in next year's Parapan American Games in Toronto are to receive specialised equipment in the coming weeks from Canadian organisers. 

IBSA in search for new Goalball Committee chairman

By Paul Osborne

The IBSA are looking for a new IBSA Goalball Committee chairman ©Getty ImagesThe International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has begun the search for a new chairman for the Goalball Committee.

Marathon runners will be kept in the dark if Doha win bid to host 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Nick Butler at the Qatar Olympic Committee Building in Doha

IAAF Evaluation Comission chief Sebastian Coe (second left) spoke alongside Doha 2019 and other IAAF officials following the conclusion of the inspection visit ©ITGA 2019 World Championships in Doha would take place at the end of September and the beginning of October, with marathon races taking place in the dark to ensure cooler temperatures, it was officially revealed here today. 

South Korea President visits site of Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

South Korea President Park Geun-hye has paid a visit to the Alpensia Resort to check on preparations for the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Games ©Blue House
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has paid a visit to the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang to monitor preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Morocco still set to host FIFA Club World Cup despite Ebola concerns

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA is comfortable that the Ebola virus poses no threat to the staging of the Club World Cup in Morocco as things stand ©Getty ImagesThe FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco is still set to go ahead as planned in December, despite the country's request to be replaced as host of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) the following month due to fears over the spread of the Ebola epidemic.

World Marathon Majors postpones award ceremony after doping claims against Kenya's Rita Jeptoo

By Paul Osborne

Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in a urin sample taken last month ©Getty ImagesKenya's Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance prior to her victory at the Chicago Marathon earlier this month, leading the World Marathon Majors (WMM) to postpone this weekend's awards ceremony.

Baku 2015 launch ticketing sign-up page on website

By Daniel Etchells

Fans will be able to register their interest in purchasing tickets for the Baku 2015 European Games by visiting the sign-up page ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has opened a sign-up page on its website allowing fans to register their interest in purchasing tickets for next summer's inaugural European Games.

Rio 2016 announce intention to mitigate 3.6 million tonnes of carbon

By Mike Rowbottom

Dow introduced many technological innovations in Sochi and across Russia as a whole in the lead up to this years Winter Games. Now they face a challenge in Rio ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 today announced its estimate of the carbon emissions for which it will have to compensate - 3.6 million tonnes.

SASCOC President pays respects to three South African athletes killed in three days

By Paul Osborne

President of SASCOC Gideon Sam has paid his respects to the South African athletes who died last week ©Getty ImagesGideon Sam, President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), has paid his respects to the three South African athletes who have died over the past week.
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