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Berlin Mayor to unveil plans for 2024 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Berlin will outline its plans to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics at a press conference on Monday ©Getty ImagesBerlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has confirmed today that the capital city is seeking to become the German applicant to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the bid concept to be revealed on Monday (September 1).

Exclusive: Skateboarding must retain "unique" identity even if it joins Olympics, they claim

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

ISF President Gary Ream hailed the success of the exhibition at the Skate Lab ©Nanjing 2014International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) President Gary Ream has claimed retaining the sport's "unique" identity is more important than joining the Olympic programme. 

North Koreans set to compete in Olympics after new taekwondo deal signed

By Paul Osborne in the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

The WTF and ITF have signed a histroic agreement that could see ITF registered competitors compete at the Olympic Games ©WTFNorth Korea athletes are set to be able to compete in taekwondo at the Olympics for the first time after the sport's two rival international organisations signed an historic agreement here.  

American Samoan sports federations call for resignation of NOC President over unauthorised payments

By Emily Goddard

Eleven American Samoan sports federations are calling for the resignation of Joseph Victor Langkilde ©ANOCEleven American Samoan sports federations have signed a petition calling on the President of the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) to resign over allegations of unauthorised payments.

Lithuania secure thrilling 3x3 basketball victory with last play of game at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Lithuania following their overtime basketball victory ©Nanjing 2014Kristupas Zemaitis scored a jump-shot with less than a second left in overtime to secure a last ditch, and utterly thrilling, victory for Lithuania over France in the boys' 3x3 basketball final at the Summer Youth Olympic Games here tonight. 

IAAF President praises inaugural 8x100m relay at Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the 8x100m venue on Yanshan Road in Nanjing

IAAF President Lamine Diack has praised the inaugural 8x100m relay here in Nanjing ©Getty Images  International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack has praised the inaugural 8x100 metres relay as an "excellent idea" following its showing at the Summer Youth Olympic Games here this evening.

Favourites retain titles at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Majlinda Kelmendi slumps to the tatami after retaining her under-52kg World Championships title ©IJFAfter yesterday, when the less fancied competitors made their mark, it was the turn of the favourites to re-assert their authority on the second day of the World Judo Championships here today.

Defending champions Milani and Sancassani get back on track at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Defending lightweight double sculls world champions Laura Milani and Elisabetta Sancassani won their repechage in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesItaly's defending champions in the lightweight women's double sculls, Laura Milani and Elisabetta Sancassani, got their title defence back on track at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam after defeat in the heat, as they won their repechage in 7min 40.06sec ahead of Sweden and Ireland.

Olympic champion Li exorcises demons to start Badminton World Championships campaign with win

By Zjan Shirinian

Li Xuerui has spoken about the mental heartbreak of losing last year's final ©AFP/Getty ImagesLi Xuerui has claimed she has silenced her demons after losing in last year's final of the Badminton World Championships, as the number one seed began her 2014 campaign with a comfortable win.
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