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Tokyo 2020 set to save $1 billion as venues moved

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Saitama Super Arena will now host the basketball during Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesA number of changes to the proposed venues for Tokyo 2020 were approved here today by the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board, saving an estimated $1 billion (£650 million/€890 million) as the financial advantages of Agenda 2020 begin to become clear.

Special Pyeongchang 2018 task force set-up to "speed up" preparations

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

A special task force has been set-up to help Pyeongchang 2018 prepare for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials have agreed to form a special task to try to help get the Winter Olympics there get back on track and ease fears the event is facing trouble.

Sochi 2014 made $53 million profit, IOC reveal

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Sochi 2014 made a profit of $53 million, new figures published by the IOC have revealed ©Getty ImagesSochi 2014 made an operating profit of RUB3.25 billion (£34 million/$53 million/€47 million), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced here. 

Tour de France winner's future thrown into doubt as UCI request withdrawal of Astana's racing licence

By Michael Pavitt

The UCI have moved to revoke Astana's licence following an audit into the teams anti-doping procedures ©Getty ImagesIn an apparent U-turn, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have requested the withdrawal of the Astana Pro Team's World Tour licence, casting into doubt whether Italian Vincenzo Nibali will be able to defend his Tour de France title this summer. 

Company in charge of Rio 2016 ceremonies opens London office

By Nick Butler

Filmmaster events have opened a London office ©FilmmasterFilmmaster Events, the Italian company in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, have opened a London office to enhance their global scope. 

Irish boxing superstar Taylor named latest Baku 2015 athlete ambassador

By Michael Pavitt

Olympic champion Katie Taylor has been named as an international ambassador for the European Games ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 have announced that Ireland's London 2012 Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor will be an international athlete ambassador for the inaugural European Games, scheduled for June 12 to 28.

SportAccord Convention signs up PwC as Gold Partner for 2015

By Emily Goddard

SportAccord Convention has signed up PwC as a Gold Partner for this year's World Sport and Business Summit ©PwCSportAccord Convention has signed up PwC as a Gold Partner for this year's World Sport and Business Summit in Sochi.

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee Good Sport Governance Code nearing launch

By Emily Goddard

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee Good Sport Governance code will help protect athletes ©Getty ImagesThe Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has revealed its Good Sport Governance Code is edging closer to being launched in a bid to help the nation's sports organisations further improve standards.

British taekwondo world number one Cook set to compete for Moldova at Rio 2016

By Michael Pavitt

Aaron Cook (right) has not represented Great Britain since 2012 ©Getty ImagesAaron Cook, taekwondo's current world number one in the under 80 kilogram weight category, has sought to change nationality from Britain to Moldova to ensure that he will qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 
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