London 2012 Paralympic boccia bronze medallist Josh Vander Vies of Canada has announced his retirement from the sport after an 11-year long career.
Hosts Canada claimed a trio of medals at the Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships in Montreal, where competing countries had the first opportunity to gain ranking points ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Guildford in the United Kingdom is preparing to host the first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships this year where the continent's best players will battle it out for qualification to next year's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Canadian Boccia Championships have got underway with a gold medal for Gio Desero at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario.
A new organisational structure has been unveiled by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) in order to focus on the most important areas of work and to spread the workload more evenly.
Boccia New Zealand have announced the resignation of director of boccia Luke Moriss, a key figure credited with successfully developing the Paralympic sport in the country.
Countries interested in hosting events in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are being invited to bid by the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed), it has been announced.
Stars of the Paralympic Games have taken the medals in four categories at the 2014 Boccia International Sport Federation World Championships in Beijing.
London 2012 Paralympic champion Maciel Santos was in fine form at the BisFed World Open boccia competition in Montreal as he edged Slovakian rival Robert Mezik to win a tense final in the BC2 category.
January 8 - Sports management company Sport:80 has signed a 10-year partnership agreement with the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) which will see it build and maintain a bespoke membership management and events system for the organisation.
October 24 - Australia were left disappointed at the 2013 Asia Oceania Boccia Championships in Sydney after failing to progress to the semi-finals in any of the BC1/BC2 Team, BC3 Pairs and BC4 Pairs classifications.
October 23 - Australia are out of contention for the medals at the 2013 Asia and Oceania Boccia Championships as the three remaining home athletes were knocked out of the quarterfinals today.
October 22 - After two days play at the Asia Oceania Boccia Championships in the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, five Australian players are in prime position to make the quarter-final stages of the Rio 2016 qualifying tournament.
October 20 - Top players will descend on the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre tomorrow for the 2013 Asia and Oceania Boccia Championships, one of the qualifying tournaments for Rio 2016.