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New poll shows Norwegians would back Olympic bid if costs reduced and Lillehammer facilities used

By Duncan Mackay

A new poll claims that Norwegians would support a bid for Oslo to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if costs are reduced ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics appears to have turned a corner after a new poll published today shows, for the first time, that the majority of Norwegians would be in favour of hosting the Games - but only if costs are reduced and facilities already built in Lillehammer are used.

ISU asks for synchronised figure skating and mass start speed race to be added to Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

A speed skating mass start could join synchronised figure skating at Pyeongchang 2018 if the International Skating Union gets its way ©Getty ImagesSynchronised figure skating and a mass start long-track speed skating event could both be added to the programme for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games if the International Skating Union (ISU) gets its way.

Malaysian wushu winner stripped of Incheon 2014 gold medal after positive drugs test

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Malaysia's Tai Cheau Xuen has been stipped of her wushu title after a failed drugs test, with gold now expected to go to Indonesia's Juwita Niza Wasni ©AFP/Getty ImagesMalaysian wushu player Tai Cheau Xuen has been stripped of her Asian Games gold medal after testing positive for banned drugs, it was announced here today. 

IOC warn Gambia to restore access to Olympic headquarters or face consequences

By Duncan Mackay

The Gambian Government have been told to allow the Gambian National Olympic Committee full access to their headquarters ©GNOCFull access to the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) headquarters must be restored immediately by the Government or the country faces the threat of being suspended, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned.

IOC reveals members of 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Zhukov will lead the 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission named today ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the names of the officials that make up the Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Special Operations dominate cycling events on second day of action at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

Special Operations lead the medal table at the Warrior Games after a dominant cycling display ©US ParalympicsCompetitors from the Special Operations Command ended the second day of action at the Warrior Games in Colorado atop the medals table after claiming nine medals including five gold during cycling events.

Rio 2016 to come under scrutiny as IOC makes seventh visit

By Emily Goddard

A bulldozer starts work after the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which in likely to come under particular scrutiny at this week's IOC Coordination Commission visit, in July ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 is expected to come under close scrutiny as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games makes its seventh visit to the Brazilian city this week.

OCA honorary life vice-president warns of dangers of nations "buying" athletes

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Femi Ogunode is one of many African-born athletes to win gold for their adopted nations here at the Asian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) needs to do more work in order for countries and regions to stop "buying" athletes, claims the organisation's honorary life vice-president Wei Jizhong.
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