Athletics

New IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in Dubai will "develop Para-sport"

By Gary Anderson

Dubai will host the first ever IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDubai will host the first ever International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in 2016, it was announced today. 

Decision to move World Championship marathons from Doha to London nothing to do with heat, claims IPC

By Gary Anderson

The marathon events of next year's IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in London ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics has announced that London will stage the marathon events of next year's World Championships - but have denied it has anything to with the hot temperatures in Doha, who will host the other events. 

Website for Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships launched to mark year to event

By Daniel Etchells

The Opening Ceremony of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha will be held on this day next year ©Getty ImagesThe website for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Doha has been launched today, exactly one year before the Opening Ceremony.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for killing girlfriend

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Triple Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley to release new autobiography

By Duncan Mackay

Kurt Fearnley's new book "Pushing the Limits" is due to be published on October 22 ©Penguin BooksAustralia's 11-time Paralympic medallist Kurt Fearnley is to his launch his new autobiography next Wednesday (October 22).

Pistorius to learn fate next week after court hears final arguments

By Daniel Etchells

Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court today ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius is due to learn the outcome of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday (October 21) after Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the final arguments from both the defence and prosecution lawyers.

Pistorius "needs to pay for what he's done", says Steenkamp's cousin

By Zjan Shirinian

Arguments over whether Oscar Pistorius should be jailed have increased with the testimony of Reeva Steenkamp's cousin Kim Martin ©Charlie Shoemaker/Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius must "pay" for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her cousin has told the six-time Paralympic champion's sentencing hearing.

Prosecutor warns judge over public backlash if Pistorius escapes jail term

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius enters court today as his sentencing hearing for killing Reeva Steenkamp continues in Pretoria ©Getty ImagesProsecutor Gerrie Nel has warned Judge Thokozile Masipa that she risks unleashing a public backlash if six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius escapes a jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Jail would "break" Pistorius, court told

By Zjan Shirinian

The court heard that Oscar Pistorius would "break" if he was jailed ©Themba Hadebe/AFP/Getty ImagesPrison would "break" Oscar Pistorius and be unable to accommodate his disability, his sentencing hearing has been told.
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