Summer Sports

Georgian powerlifter Iago Gorgodze banned for four years for failing doping test

By Liam Morgan

Georgia's Iago Gorgodze has become the latest powerlifter to receive a doping ban ©IPCGeorgia's Iago Gorgodze has become the latest powerlifter to become embroiled in doping controversy after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced he has been banned for four years.

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation launches new Athletes' Council

By Paul Osborne

The IWRF has named the seven members of a new IWRF Athletes' Council ©IWRFThe International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced the seven players chosen to form the inaugural Athletes' Council.

IBSA open bids for 2015 Blind Football Asian Championships

By Liam Morgan

The IBSA have announced that the bidding process for the 2015 Blind Football Asian Championships is now open ©IBSAThe International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) have announced they have opened the bidding process for the 2015 Football Asian Championships.

Powerchair Hockey International Committee launches logo design competition

By Emily Goddard

The sport recently underwent an overhaul, which included a name change from electric wheelchair hockey to powerchair hockey ©IWAS/FacebookThe Powerchair Hockey International Committee (PCHC) has launched a competition for the design of its new logo.

International Tennis Federation renews sponsorship agreement for wheelchair tennis with NEC

By Daniel Etchells

NEC has sponsored the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Masters for more than 20 years ©Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has renewed its long-standing agreement with NEC Corporation, which will see the Japanese company remain as the title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Masters and official partner of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour until 2017.

High profile Lithuanians try out goalball as country prepares to host European Championships

By Liam Morgan

Double Olympic discus champion Virgilijus Alekna was one of the famous sportsmen to try their hand at goalball ©Getty ImagesFamous Lithuanian sportsmen, politicians and leaders in the arts have tried their hand at goalball for the first time at an event organised to promote the sport ahead of the 2015 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Goalball European Championships in Kaunas in July.

Preparations for CPISRA World Games continue with football site visit

By Michael Pavitt

Preparation for three new football fields will begin in February ©CPISRAA site visit has taken place in Nottingham ahead of this year's Cerebral Palsy Football Under-19 World Championships.

Kunieda extends unbeaten run with victory at Melbourne Cup

By Paul Osborne

Japan's Shingo Kunieda extended his win streak to 57 matches with victory at the Melbourne Open ©Getty ImagesShingo Kunieda's winning streak continued as he stormed to victory at the Melbourne Open wheelchair tennis tournament just a week before he begins his Australian Open title defence.

London 2012 Paralympian named in Australian able-bodied table tennis squad

By Michael Pavitt

Melissa Tapper and Hu Heming compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesTable Tennis Australia (TTA) have announced that 2012 London Paralympian Melissa Tapper has been named in the Australian able-bodied squad.

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