Summer Sports

Hosts China close Para-table tennis World Championships with four more titles on final day

By Gary Anderson

China domninated team events in Beijing on the final day of the Para table tennis World Championships ©ITTFChina brought the Para-table tennis World Championships to a close in Beijing by picking up four more gold medals on the final day of action in the team competition.

Pistorius eligibility for future competition to be discussed by SASCOC

By Duncan Mackay

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide by a court in Pretoria after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius' participation in future international competition will be discussed by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) at a meeting on Thursday (September 18).

Four titles decided on penultimate day of Para-Table Tennis World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Korea secured two golds on the penultimate day of action at the Para-Table Tennis World Championships ©ITTFThere were four titles decided on the penultimate day of action at the Para-Table Tennis World Championships in Beijing today as France, South Korea and Japan all secured top honours in their respective groups.

Ukrainian records shock victory over Paralympic gold medallist at Para-Table Tennis World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Viktor Didukh caused a stir at the ITTF Table Tennis World Championships after he helped Ukraine top their group with victory against Poland ©ITTFViktor Didukh caused the biggest stir of Para-Table Tennis World Championships today as he defeated London 2012 gold medallist Patryk Chojnowski to help Ukraine to a surprise victory over Poland in the men's team class nine-10 contest inside the National Para Training Centre in Beijing.

Pistorius will be free to return to the track, says International Paralympic Committee

By Mike Rowbottom

Oscar Pistorius, pictured in the 400m heats at the London 2012 Olympics, will be free to return to the track once he has satisfied the South African legal system, the IPC says ©Getty ImagesSix-times Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, found guilty of culpable homicide by a Pretoria court, is free to return to top -evel competition as soon as he has served whatever punishment he receives, the International Paralympic Committee says.

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide but released on bail until sentencing next month

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in a South African court ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in a South African court after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but has been granted bail until he is sentenced on October 13.

Swimmer Bohodayko named IPC Best Male Athlete of the Month for August

By Emily Goddard

Yevheniy Bohodayko has been named the Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Month for August ©Getty ImagesSwimmer Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine has been named the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Best Male Athlete of the Month for August after becoming the most decorated competitor at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

New European wheelchair rugby tournament structure announced for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

The IWRF has announced a new divisional structure to determine European qualification for Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe International Wheelchair Rugby Federation has announced a new divisional structure in Europe that will include three fully sanctioned tournaments with the aim of allowing countries the opportunity to progress to the top division and a chance to qualify for Rio 2016. 

Top seeds make positive start in team competition at Para-table tennis World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Team action is underway at the Para table tennis World Championships in Beijing ©ITTFThe team events at the Para-table tennis World Championships at the National Para Training Centre in Beijing have got underway with most of the top-seeded sides making positive starts in their quest for gold.
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