With just over a year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons has cited survey data which shows higher levels of awareness within Japan than in Britain at an equivalent time before London 2012.
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Brazilian players had a day to remember at the International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour event in Moscow as they earned a place in the men’s and women’s finals.
Alexey Alipov of Russia beat Portugal’s Joao Azevedo in a shoot-off to claim the men’s trap gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup in Lahti.
Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium will tomorrow host a women’s 200 metres of stellar quality as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League circuit continues.
Defending champions and top seeds Japan go in search of a fifth Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship title when the 20th edition of the now biennial event starts in Seoul tomorrow.
Regina Jaquess, winner of the women’s slalom and overall titles in the last three International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships, had her run ended today after a tie-break with France’s Manon Costard.
Spain’s Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez won both their races in the 470 men's fleet on the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 sailing test event at Enoshima Yacht Harbour.
Japan’s men suffered defeat in their opening match at the Tokyo 2020 hockey test event at the newly-built Oi Hockey Stadium that will host the Olympic tournament next year.
Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland defended her title today as speed finals took centre stage at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championships in Japan.
The swimming section of the Paratriathlon test event for next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo was cancelled because of high levels of E.coli bacteria found in the water.
Norway’s visually-impaired sprinter finishes fourth in European Athletics Team Championships First League 100m final
Norway’s visually-impaired T12 Para-sprint world record holder Salum Kashafali finished fourth here today in the men’s 100 metres final, contributing eight points to the home cause as the hosts filled third place going into tomorrow’s finale of the European Athletics Team Championships First League.
World T12 record-breaker Kashafali reaches 100m final at European Athletics Team Championships First League despite line error
Norway’s visually-impaired world record holder Salum Kashafali did just enough to qualify for tomorrow’s men’s 100 metres final here at the European Athletics Team Championships First League, despite slowing early after mistaking where the finish line was.
Kei Nishikori has already seen the Japanese flag raised in his honour at an Olympics - and the 29-year-old Grand Slam finalist is relishing the chance to stand on the podium again when the Games are hosted on home soil at the re-vamped Ariake Park venue next year.
Golden treble for Britain's Benham Kvåle at World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Denmark
Britain's Emily Benham Kvåle completed an extraordinary triple today at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Viborg as she added the long distance title to the sprint and middle distance versions she had earned in the preceding few days.
On your marks, get set, snow - Argentina set to host last of this season’s latest volleyball formats
Bariloche, in the Argentinian province of Rio Negro, is set to hold the third and final event in the inaugural season of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Snow Volleyball World Tour as it makes its first stop outside Europe.