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October 3 - Just over five months out from the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, a British Paralympic Association (BPA) delegation lead by Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe took part in a two-day visit to the host city.
September 23 - Sochi 2014 President and chief executive Dmitry Chernyshenko has today signed media and broadcasting deals with three Russian companies that will provide support and promotion for next year's Paralympic Winter Games.
September 13 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published its social media guidelines for next year's Winter Paralympics in Sochi, actively encouraging accredited personnel to share their experiences online.
June 28 - Russia's Paralympic downhill skier Aleksandr Alyabyev, visited a schoolto talk to schoolchildren about his career and how Sochi 2014 will help to change attitudes towards disabilities, as part of the Games' "Our Champions "campaign.
May 23 - The Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) have signed a formal partnership with the Brazilian Confederation of Snow Sports (CBDN) in São Paulo to develop Paralympic winter sports in the county ahead of Sochi 2014
May 14 - The British Paralympic Association (BPA) have staged a two-day workshop at St George's Park in Staffordshire for team leaders of the winter sports as they step up their preparations for Sochi 2014.
May 7 - Alexander Alyabyev, Russia's youngest alpine skiing medal hope for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, has participated in a special art project as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the next Winter Games.
April 9 - Ottobock, the Official Technical Service provider for the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics, have confirmed the 30 orthopaedic technicians that will form the service team for the Games in Russia.
Canadian show jumper Ian Millar holds the record for the most Olympic appearances by an athlete in any sport. When he competed at London 2012 at the age of 65 it was the tenth time he had competed in the Games since making his debut 30 years earlier at Munich 1972. He had won his only Olympic medal at Beijing 2008 when he was part of Canada’s team that took silver in the team jumping event. Millar won a gold medal in the Pan American Games team jumping event at Toronto 2015. He announced his retirement in 2019.
The Venue Development and Overlay Department (VDO) is responsible for the planning, design and operational delivery of temporary infrastructure for all competition/training venues and non-competition venues including the Commonwealth Games Athletes Villages. This includes the adaptation of new and existing venues and development of complete temporary venues. The Department provides design integration of venue requirements for all Birmingham 2022 operational departments and external partners, including host broadcast and security. Birmingham 2022 are looking for Overlay Managers to undertake the detailed planning, management and operational delivery of Games Overlay (temporary facilities and installations).
Felicite Rwemarika is not your average International Olympic Committee member. After being forced to flee for her life as a child, she is now dedicated to inspiring others through sport. The Rwandan tells Mike Rowbottom her story.