Athletics

Official song for Swansea 2014 European Championships released to mark one month to go

By Gary Anderson

Swansea 2014 has released the official song for the IPC Athletics European Championships to mark one month to go ©Swansea 2014A song inspired by the lives of Welsh Paralympians is the theme behind the official tune for the Swansea 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships released today to mark one month to go until event gets underway.

Pistorius' family defend "lonely and alienated" athlete after argument at nightclub

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a nightclub, with claims he was drunk during the altercation ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub at the weekend just days after his defence team closed its case in his murder trial.

Home hope Jones has eye on Swiss rival Schaer for 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Jade Jones is targeting a top five in each of the three events she is planning to compete in at the Athletics European Championships in Swansea ©Getty ImagesBritish hope Jade Jones is going into next month's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea knowing she will have to beat in-form Manuela Schaer to prevail in front of a home crowd.

German Low warns "I'm in the form of my life" ahead of IPC Athletics European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Vanessa Low is in confident mood ahead of the IPC Athletics European Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesWorld Championship medal-winning German Vanessa Low has warned rivals "I'm in the form of my life", as she prepares for next month's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships.

World and Paralympic champions in French squad for IPC European Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler

T37 sprinter Mandy Francois-Elie won 100 and 200m titles at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon ©Getty ImagesDouble world champion Mandy Francois-Elie and London 2012 gold medal winner Marie-Amelie le Fur will lead the French squad for the this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea, it has been announced.

Pistorius trial adjourned for a month as defence closes case

By Zjan Shirinian

The trial of Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned for a month as both the prosecution and defence prepare their closing arguments ©There are no juries at trials in South Africa, so the athlete's fate will be decided by the judge, assisted by two assessors.Defence lawyers in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have wrapped up their case, with proceedings adjourned for one month.

Adam Bleakley named Paralympic Coach of the Year after guiding US to athletics glory

By Zjan Shirinian

Tatyana McFadden winning one of six gold medals at last year's Athletics World Championships in Lyon, thanks in part to coach Adam Bleakley ©Getty ImagesAdam Bleakley, who has helped steer the United States to track and field glory, has been named Paralympic Coach of the Year.

Australian TV network denies illegally obtaining footage of Pistorius re-enacting fatal shooting

By Zjan Shirinian

The footage, broadcast in Australia, shows Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the moment he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesAn Australian television network which broadcast video of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the moment he shot his girlfriend dead has claimed it did not obtain the footage illegally.

"Vulnerable" Pistorius has "profound fear of crime", murder trial told

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius listened to a second day of evidence from sports medicine Professor Wayne Derman ©AFP/Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has a "profound fear of crime" and is vulnerable because of his disability, his murder trial has heard.
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