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Rio 2016 brand director Lula hails success of Games mascots launch

By Mike Rowbottom

The newly unveiled mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics (left) and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesBeth Lula, brand director at Rio 2016, has hailed the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots a huge success, commenting: "We are very proud of our mascots and very happy that they were welcomed by the public and media in Brazil."

Japan handed suspension by International Basketball Federation

By Paul Osborne 

Japan has been suspended by FIBA ©Getty ImagsJapan has been suspended by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) after failing to meet set criteria by last month's deadline.

British Culture Minister writes to FIFA chief calling for publication of 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding report

By Daniel Etchells

Sajid Javid says FIFA is risking significant damage to football as a whole by not disclosing the full report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesBritain's Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid has written letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter urging football's world governing body to publish a full account of the investigation into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Loughborough University appoints administration maestro as executive director of sport

By Daniel Etchells

John Steele has been appointed executive director of sport at Loughborough University ©Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University has announced the appointment of John Steele, one of the biggest names in sports administration, as its executive director of sport.

International Fencing Federation signs historic broadcast deal with Euronews

By Daniel Etchells

The International Fencing Federation has signed a three-year partnership with Euronews ©EuronewsThe International Fencing Federation (FIE) has announced a historic agreement with Euronews which will see the television news channel promote the broad scope of fencing disciplines and championships to its upmarket audience.

Reigning champion Kamiji opens campaign against doubles partner at NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

By Daniel Etchells

Yui Kamiji (right) and doubles partner Jordanne Whiley (left) face each other on the opening day of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters ©Getty ImagesJapan's Yui Kamiji begins the defence of her NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters title against her Grand Slam winning doubles partner Jordanne Whiley at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London today.

Baku 2015 reveal gazelle and pomegranate as official European Games mascots

By Daniel Etchells

Jeyran the gazelle and Nar the pomegranate have been unveiled as the Baku 2015 mascots ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has unveiled Jeyran the gazelle and Nar the pomegranate as the official mascots for the inaugural European Games.

Plans unveiled for renovation of Khalifa International Stadium for Qatar 2022 World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Plans have been unviled for the renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium ©SCRenovation designs for the Khalifa International Stadium, the third proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, have been unveiled in Qatar. 

Volunteer interviews underway for Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

Volunteers are currently being interviewed for the Gwangju 2015 Universiade ©Gwangju 2015Interviews have begun for volunteers at next year's Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade as organisers look to fill the 15,000 positions available to the public.
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