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International Rugby Board to rebrand as World Rugby in time for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

The International Rugby Board will change its name to World Rugby from November 19 ©IRBRugby is set for a major overhaul of its brand when the International Rugby Board (IRB) becomes World Rugby, it has been announced today. 

Rio 2016 opens application process for Games volunteers

By Zjan Shirinian

Applications to volunteer at Rio 2016 are now being invited ©Rio 2016The application process to find 70,000 volunteers for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened.

Path clears for Blatter's FIFA re-election as Platini rules himself out of Presidential race

By Zjan Shirinian

Michel Platini (left) has been highly critical of Sepp Blatter (right), but has chosen not to run against his for the FIFA Presidency ©Getty ImagesUEFA President Michel Platini has said he will not stand against Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football's governing body FIFA.

No Ebola-hit nations should participate at World Wrestling Championships, recommend Uzbek authorities

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

It is has reportedly been recommended that athletes from Ebola-hit nations are not allowed to participate at the World Wrestling Championships, taking place in Tashkent ©Wikimedia CommonsUzbekistan's Public Health Ministry has reportedly recommended that athletes from countries affected by the ongoing West African Ebola epidemic are not invited to next month's World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent.

IOC cardiologist calls on rowing team doctors to step up to challenge of ECG screening

By Mike Rowbottom

A Czech soldier being given an ECG test in 2001 ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesTeam doctors and therapists at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam have been encouraged by a leading authority on cardiovascular screening to step up to the challenge of implementing the testing introduced by the International Rowing Federation (FISA)  in March this year.

New look revealed by Baku 2015 to combine national identity with elite sport

By Nick Butler

The new look aims to encapsulate both Azerbaijan and elite sport ©Baku 2015 A new look "proudly combining Azerbaijan's history, heritage and culture with elite European sport" has been revealed today by Baku 2015.

Hamburg join Berlin in confirming attempt to become German applicant for 2024 Olympics

By Nick Butler

Hamburg followed Berlin in confirming their intention to mount a German bid for the 2024 Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn intriguing contest is underway in Germany after Hamburg followed Berlin in confirming their intention to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

"Selfies" to be showcased in special section of Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Chen Weiya, pictured after being announced as chief director earlier this year, has revealed that selfies will play a role in the Closing Ceremony ©Nanjing 2014A homage to selfies will play a role in the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games due to take place here tomorrow evening.
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