February 24 - Football star David Beckham and four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will star in a new television advert to promote the Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme, which is the supermarket giant's major London 2012 Paralympic Games legacy project.
February 19 - The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) appear to have become more marketable following London 2012 with new research suggesting that three out of four people in the country believe companies will become more appealing if they sponsor the organisation and the country's top disabled athletes.
January 30 - Quentin Bryce, the 25th and current Governor-General of Australia, has been presented with a memento of her visit to the London 2012 Paralympic Games by Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) President Greg Hartung.
January 22 - Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire will provide a permanent home to one of the 83 decorated Olympic mascots which were placed in London for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, after Lloyds Banking Group donated one of the Mandeville sculptures to the National Centre for Disability Sport.
January 11 - Claims that there has been no significant increase in disability sport participation since London 2012 have been dismissed by the chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, Tim Hollingsworth.
January 11 - The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has been awarded the gold global accreditation in sustainability from the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS) for its work with EDF Energy at its London 2012 preparation camp.
December 31 - Italian handcyclist Alex Zanardi winning two gold medals and a silver on the same course he competed on as a Formula One driver has been voted as the top moment of 2012 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
Reporting to the Director Communications, the Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications will ensure a true 360° approach to strategic communications, using global media and wider platform opportunities to raise awareness of the FEI and equestrian sport, reinforcing the Federation’s reputation with key stakeholders, and securing strong profile to support the FEI’s commercial drive with new sponsors.
Alisher Usmanov, the Uzbek-born President of the International Fencing Federation, has positioned himself as one of the most influential figures in all of sport. With the World Championships beginning in China this week, Mike Rowbottom profiles the powerful billionaire.