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Ban on Olympic visits remains but sweeping changes ahead

By Nick Butler in Montreux

Thomas Bach announced that 40 recommendations will be made as part of Olympic Agenda 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has revealed that 40 recommendations will be made as part of Olympic Agenda 2020, although changing current rules banning member visits to bidding cities is not one of them. 

Kosovo set to appear at Baku 2015 after Olympic recognition

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

Kosovo flagKosovo are set to make their debut in a major international event at the European Games in Baku next year following their historic recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

USOC top brass again draw attention to Olympic host selection process

By David Owen

USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun has suggested there should be a change in how the Olympics chooses host cities ©Getty ImagesA senior member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has again drawn attention to the way Olympic Host Cities are chosen, just three months before the country is expected to decide whether to launch a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gambia avoid Olympic suspension after headquarters re-opened

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Gambia have avoided suspension from the IOC ©GNOCGambia have avoided suspension from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the re-opening of their National Olympic Committee offices in Bakau.

Samsung extends partnership with IPC through to Tokyo 2020

By Paul Osborne

Samsung has extended its partnership with the IPC through to beyond Tokyo 2022 ©Getty ImagesSamsung Electronics has announced a partnership extension with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) which will run through to Tokyo 2020. 

Decision to move World Championship marathons from Doha to London nothing to do with heat, claims IPC

By Gary Anderson

The marathon events of next year's IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in London ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics has announced that London will stage the marathon events of next year's World Championships - but have denied it has anything to with the hot temperatures in Doha, who will host the other events. 

Ticket sales for 2015 Rugby World Cup hit record level of 950,000

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England are in high demand ©Getty ImagesA total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as demand reached record levels in last month's general sale it was announced today.  

Morocco Atlas Lions latest franchise to sign up to World Series of Boxing

By Gary Anderson

The World Series of Boxing has announced the signing of the Moroccan Atlas Lions for Season V ©WSBThe Morocco Atlas Lions have been unveiled as the latest addition to Season V of the World Series of Boxing following an official signing ceremony in Casablanca.

Dubai praised by badminton world champion ahead of World Superseries Finals

By Nick Butler 

World champion Chen Long on the Dubai Creek during his visit to the Emirate ©BWFBadminton world champion Chen Long has described Dubai as a "wonderful place to compete" following a promotional visit to the Emirate ahead of the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals.
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